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Real Deal Paleo Sugar Cookies | Roots & Boots

Real Deal Paleo Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Kathleen | Roots & Boots
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


Simple Paleo sugar cookies that taste just like the real deal.  Perfect as cut out cookies.




  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour (blanched, finely ground)
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot or tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of unrefined sea salt*


  • 1 tablespoon palm shortening
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca starch, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Whisk together almond flour and arrowroot.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined and a sticky dough forms.
  4. For cut out cookies, chill dough in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Remove dough from the fridge and sandwich between two pieces of parchment paper.  Roll to 1/4 inch thickness.  The thinner the dough, the crispier the cookies, and the thicker the dough, the softer the cookies.
  6. Bake cookies at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.  For softer cookies, remove them from the oven before the edges begin to brown.  These cookies will crisp up a bit more as they cool, so it’s best to err on the soft side.
  7. Allow cookies to cool at least 30 minutes before frosting.
  8. To make the Honey Cream Frosting, simply combine the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well to combine.  A skinny silicone spatula works well for this.
  9. For coloring the frosting, I like this natural brand of food dye.


*Get 15% off my favorite unrefined sea salt with this code: KEEPITREAL.

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