3 Ingredient Holiday Cut-Out Cookies

This easy paleo holiday cut-out cookie dough recipe is the perfect base for your holiday cookies! This recipe is made with only three ingredients: almond flour, coconut sugar, and egg. That’s it! OH! And the frosting of course 🙂 These cookie are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and paleo! Grab your favorite cookie cutters and let’s bake!

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Your new favorite holiday cookies

Cookies are my all time favorite holiday treat to make for myself, my roomates, and my family. Cookies are the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet craving at any time or any point of the day. Need a breakfast dessert? Let me help you! Need a lunch dessert? I’ve got so many amazing cookie recipes… and this one has got to be a top favorite (just don’t tell my other cookies.)


As soon as November hit, I knew I had to start holiday baking right away. I wanted to share as many holiday recipes during the season as I possibly could because we all need something sweet in our lives right now. So, I pulled out all things holiday, including my jar of crushed peppermint, and got to work! This year, we have put together 8 Days of Treats and Eats! Each day, starting December 11th, 2020, we will share one brand new holiday recipe. Starting with this one.

After weeks and weeks of testing, we have so many exciting recipes to share. These cookies are by far the simplest to make and the funnest to decorate. Cut-out cookies are made with only three ingredients and you can add whatever toppings you like. Try cookie icing, frosting, sprinkles, and even crushed peppermint.

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What to expect in 3 Ingredient Holiday Cut-Out Cookies

Gluten Free
Gluten Free

This recipe is made with all gluten free ingredients so it’s celiac safe. We opted for almond flour in these cookies.

Dairy Free
Dairy Free

No dairy was used in the making of this recipe, just make sure you use a dairy free frosting or icing on top as well.

These three ingredient cut out cookies are made with three base ingredients and topped with a frosting of your choice. Have fun with the toppings! Add some fun sprinkles or icing, use all kinds of colors, it’s the holidays! Go crazy 🙂 Here’s what you need:

  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Egg

Kitchen tools needed to make cut-out cookies

You only need a few kitchen items to start baking these cookies! I love how simple this recipe is in both ingredients and kitchen tools. Little fuss and little mess is all I can ask for when I step foot in the kitchen.

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Cutters

You will also need a few measuring cups to get baking: 1 tbsp and 1 cup! That’s all.

How to make cut-out cookies

To begin, preheat your oven to 350F and place a sheet of parchment paper on top of your baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well to create the dough. You can start with a mixing tool first, but then use your hands to form a thick, smooth dough. The dough may be just slightly sticky, but still pliable.

Sprinkle a dash of almond flour on parchment paper to prevent sticking and place the dough on top. Sprinkle a dash of almond flour on top of the dough and then place another sheet of parchment paper on the top. This will make the rolling process much easier.

Start rolling! Attempt to roll the dough in between the layers of parchment to about 1/4 inch thickness or as thin as you can make it. Grab your cookie cutters and start pressing! Cut out as many as you can and place them on your lined baking dish.

When you have no more space to cut out cookies, roll the leftover dough back together and repeat the last couple of steps until you have no dough left!

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely before frosting! Enjoy.

The most delicious gluten free cookies

I have been gluten free for a few years now and have found so many ways to enjoy this way of life. When I first had to cut out gluten to help my digestion, I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the same holiday sweets I once could. After falling in love with baking, I knew I had to share gluten free and dairy free recipes to help other gluten free people like myself!

If you know someone that has to stay away from gluten for any reason, share these cookies with them! These 3 ingredient cut out cookies are not only gluten free, but are suitable for people with other allergies as well. These cookies won’t let you down.

Other cookie recipes to try

If you loved this cookie recipe as much as I do, try out our other ones! We have endless cookie recipes that are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan too and they come in a variety of flavors. If you bake any of my other recipes, be sure to comment or leave a rating on the post as it really supports our blog!

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3 Ingredient Holiday Cut-Out Cookies

This easy paleo holiday cut-out cookie dough recipe is the perfect base for your holiday cookie cutters! This recipe is made with only three ingredients: almond flour, coconut sugar, and egg. That's it! OH! And the frosting of course 🙂 These cookie are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and paleo! Grab your favorite cookie cutters and let’s bake!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 24 small cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350F and place a sheet of parchment paper on top of your baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well to create the dough. You can start with a mixing tool first, but then use your hands to form a thick, smooth dough. The dough may be just slightly sticky, but still pliable.
  • Sprinkle a dash of almond flour on parchment paper to prevent sticking and place the dough on top. Sprinkle a dash of almond flour on top of the dough and then place another sheet of parchment paper on the top. This will make the rolling process much easier.
  • Start rolling! Attempt to roll the dough in between the layers of parchment to about 1/4 inch thickness or as thin as you can make it. Grab your cookie cutters and start pressing! Cut out as many as you can and place them on your lined baking dish.
  • When you have no more space to cut out cookies, roll the leftover dough back together in a ball and repeat the last couple of steps until you have no dough left!
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Let the cookies cool completely before frosting! Enjoy.