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Almond Flour Shortbread Ornaments and Decorating Hacks

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

50

Minutes

Difficulty

Easy

Serves Up To

12

Servings


Nutrition Information

Calories321
Total Fat23 g
Cholesterol21 mg
Sodium8
Potassium193 mg
Total Carbohydrates26 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Sugars22 g
Protein6 g

Ingredients

  • Cookie Dough:

  • 3 cups Blue Diamond Almond Flour

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • Food Coloring (red, blue, brown, black)

Directions

  1. 1

    In a bowl add Blue Diamond Almond Flour, powdered sugar, unsalted butter and vanilla extract. Mix until a dough forms and it pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

  2. 2

    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.

  3. 3

    Roll out chilled dough between two sheets of parchment paper to a ¼ inch thickness.

  4. 4

    Next, a fun holiday decorating hack! If you don’t have any holiday cookie cutters it's ok, you can use these classic cookie cutters found year round. The cookie cutters needed will be a heart, gingerbread man and star. Press your cookie cutters down into the dough to make each shape as usual. Transfer the dough to a parchment lined cookie sheet. You can also use a circle piping tip to make a hole in each cookie, so once they are baked you will be able to make cookie ornaments!

  5. 5

    Bake for 14 minutes for 4” cookies or until lightly golden.

  6. 6

    While the cookies are cooling we can make the icing. In a bowl mix powdered sugar and milk. Separate icing into 5 separate bowls/cups. Mix in the food coloring and leave the last cup of icing white. Then separately add each icing into a piping bag.

  7. 7

    Cookie Decorating Hacks:

    • First, we are going to make Santa out of an upside down heart shaped cookie. Santa’s hat will be the pointy part of the heart. The beard will be the two round edges and the eyes will be in the center.
    • Next, we are going to make a snowflake out of a star cookie cutter. Fill in the star with blue frosting, then create the snowflake lines in the center with white frosting.
    • Lastly, we are going to transform a gingerbread man cookie into a reindeer! Flip the gingerbread man upside down and the reindeer antlers will be the legs. The arms of the gingerbread man will become the ears of the reindeer and the face will be the head.
  8. 8

    Let the cookie icing dry and either hang them on your tree as an ornament by tying thin ribbon through the cookie holes or enjoy them with family and friends.

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