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Swedish Sugar Cookies

The holidays are quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate than spending a few fun filled hours in the kitchen with your kids making and decorating sugar cookies? This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser! P.S. scroll all the way down for our allergen free option.

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Ingredients:
· 2 sticks of unsalted butter
· 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
· 2 eggs
·  2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
·  ½ tsp baking powder
·  ½ tsp salt
· 4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:
·  Preheat oven to 375 degrees
·  Place butter in a bowl and beat until smooth
·  Add sugar and mix until combined
·  Add eggs one at a time and mix well between each egg
·  Add vanilla, salt and baking powder and mix
·  Mix in flour one cup at a time. Mix until just combined
·  Divide dough into three parts and roll each into a ball
·  Roll out dough on parchment paper and place in freezer for 10 minutes
·  Cut out cookie shapes and bake on ungreased pan for 6-9 minutes or until edges start to brown
·  Transfer cookies to cooling rack straight out of the oven
·  Frost & enjoy!

Allergen Free Swedish Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients:
· 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour
· ½ cup brown rice flour
· 1 cup powdered sugar
·  ½ teaspoon salt
·  1 teaspoon xanthan gum
·  ¾ cup melted coconut oil, cooled slightly to room temperature
· 3 teaspoons unsweetened applesauce
· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
·  Combine the gluten-free flour, brown rice flour, powdered sugar, salt, and xanthan gum in a mixer, and mix until well blended. Mixing with a whisk in a bowl is also fine
·  Add the coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla extract, to the dry mix. Mix until completely blended and the dough is even
·  Roll the dough into a log on a floured surface. Cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm.
·  Roll the dough out flat between 2 pieces of wax or parchment paper. Use cookie cutters to make shapes
·  Cook at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes
·  Let cookies cool on a rack