Almond Cookies

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Some of my fondest memories are of my Dad and I making Sugar cookies together. I wanted to make a similar cookie, but put a different twist on it. So, I came up with Almond Cookies. I love the rich flavor that almond extract brings. It is sweet, but at the same time not overpowering. These cookies are great plain or with the frosting. Different cookie cutters can be used to make these festive for all occasions. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I went with Hearts and Lips. Although, after second glance the lips sorta look like mustaches! I threw some stars in there too, because well, I love the stars!

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Almond Sugar Cookies
2 cups Almond Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup ghee (melted)
1/4 cup arrowroot powder (plus about 4 tbsp more when rolling)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl. Combine almond flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
3. Combine the two sets of ingredients.
4. Add arrowroot powder. A dough should form that can be rolled into a ball.
5. Place a piece of parchment paper on a large surface. Roll dough out to about 1 1/2 inch thick. Use arrowroot powder for the rolling pin if needed and sprinkle on dough if it gets too sticky.
6. Use cookie cutters or a glass to cut out cookies. Place on a baking sheet.
7. Bake for about 8 minutes.

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Simple Icing
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut cream
3 tbsp coconut milk
4 drops of all natural food coloring (I use India Tree)

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
2. Dip cookies to cover with icing.
3. Devour!

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