This almond flour spritz cookie recipe is so much fun for the kids! They look great and taste fantastic. They are Paleo too and have very few ingredients.
I have been wanting to put together a recipe that would be really good Paleo Christmas cookies and work for a wintry-themed party. Well, these are also Frozen themed! They are great for the next Frozen-themed birthday party or just for fun! What little girl does not want these cookies to share with others?!
I made this Spritz Cookie Recipe that doesn't need a cookie press. They are crisp, butter cookies that almost have a shortbread texture. These cookies are made by squeezing the dough out of a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and twisting. They hold their shape really well.
I used coconut palm sugar * because it was the only sweetener that would allow me to achieve a crisp cookie. Honey or maple syrup just wouldn't give the same result. I know that the sugar sprinkles are not Paleo, they are simply for decorating purposes!
Do you have any Paleo Christmas cookies baking traditions? We get so many cookies and treats brought to our door at Christmas time. It's so nice and sweet of everyone, but it's hard when I can't eat anything they bring. Luckily, a few neighbors bring non-sweet gifts.
This year I'm thinking about bringing around paperwhite bulbs planted in little flower pots because I love mine I bought a few weeks ago. Do you bake Paleo Christmas cookies just for yourself or for the neighbors? Let me know in the comments.
Frozen-Inspired almond flour spritz cookie recipe
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 20 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Gluten-Free
They are crisp, butter cookies that almost have a shortbread texture. They are made by squeezing the dough out of a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and twisting.
- 2 Cups Almond Flour *
- ½ Cup Tapioca Flour *
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ tsp Real Salt *
- ⅓ Scant Cup Coconut Palm Sugar *
- 1 Egg
- 6 Tbl Butter (softened)
- 1 tsp Almond Extract
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- Sprinkles (if desired. Mine aren't Paleo)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or non-stick mats.
- Place the almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, salt, and coconut palm sugar in the bowl of a food processor.
- Pulse until well blended.
- Add the egg, butter and extracts to the dry ingredients and process until a soft dough is formed.
- Scoop the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip like THIS ONE.
- To make the snowflakes, hold the piping bag, tip down, about ¼" from the prepared baking sheet and squeeze the dough out, twisting slightly as you squeeze. When the snowflake is about 2" in diameter, stop squeezing and lift the bag from the sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 1 ½" apart. Sprinkle cookies with sugar sprinkles, if desired.
- Bake in preheated oven for 14-15 minutes, or until golden brown on the ridges.
- Let cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove and place on a wire rack.
Keywords: crispy, buttery, fun, gluten-free
Will ghee work?
I haven't tried it but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Made them vegan with vegan butter and flax seed eggs
Thanks to your recipe I was able to make "frozen" Easter cookies using a spritz gun to mail to my grands, since we won't be seeing them anytime soon, sadly. I hope they will feel the love! I'm vegan so I used vegan butter and flaxseed egg. It worked great thanks to you and your readers' helpful comments. Tried to send picture via my imac, but it was blocked.
These look like so much fun. I'm going to try making some with my daughter that loves the movie "Frozen".
Thank you for this recipe. I used to make Swedish spritz cookies from a recipe of my grandmothers. Oh how I yearned for a paleo conversion. I made yours but substituted almond extract (2 tsp. and added another 1/2-3/4 cup almond flour. That way, they worked in a cookie press/spritz gun after chilling the dough. Yummy and oh how reminiscent of days gone by!
Thanks for the tip! I'm sure others will appreciate it. Glad I could help!
I really want to try these but need to veganize them. I know I can sub coconut oil, but do you think they would be successful with a flax egg?
That is a good substitute question, if you give it a try let me know. I have never tried it myself.
I thought Paleo was non-dairy. We are non-dairy. What could I use instead of butter? Would it still work with ghee?
These are adorable! I have been searching for a recipe that will please my little nieces but also be safe for me to eat! (I have Celiac). I will definitely be making these for our Frozen inspired party. Every other recipe I found has been full of gluten, refined sugar and junk! You are amazing. Thank you so much!
You are welcome! Let me know how they turn out for you!
Thanks so much for sharing! They look wonderful. I haven't had spritz cookies since going Paleo, so I'm excited to try them!
You are welcome! I hope you enjoy the recipe, let us know what you think!
I love spritz cookies but haven't had them in a while. I love this recipe...so easy and it's paleo! Despite being after Christmas, I'm still going to make these!
Please let me know how they turn out!
Thalia @ butter and brioche
These spritz cookies look seriously so delicious, I definitely can see myself polishing off many of them!