As a Floridian, there are two things that make me realize it’s Christmas time: Bath and Body Works evergreen candles, and Christmas cookies. Just about every year, our neighbor makes a big batch of Christmas cookies and brings us a plate. I’m not talking just one type, I’m talking at least six different types of cookies. She rocks.
And while my family has always decorated a real Christmas tree, it’s so tucked away in my house that I actually need a candle to make my room smell like pine. No shame.
Christmas movies are on tv, Christmas music is on loop, Christmas tree is lit, Christmas lights are hung, wreaths dawn our front doors, the scent of Christmas cookies envelope our kitchen… and yet, it’s 86 degrees outside.
Hey, I’m sure plenty of you that live up north are rolling your eyes right about now. I’m actually one of the very few Floridians I know that loathes the heat. After 16 years, I am just so sick of it! Can I get a drop in temps over here? Maybe a breeze? SOMETHING?
To hack my brain into forgetting about the heat outside, I’m sharing a super easy, festive cookie recipe with you all. Every year, my sister, cousins, and I decorate sugar cookies on Christmas Eve. Because I couldn’t wait until Christmas Eve to enjoy some sugar cookies, I took the liberty to make my own in the meantime.
This was actually my first time making sugar cookies with almond flour. I have to admit, I was a little anxious about how they’d turn out. Friends, I was pleasantly surprised. These cookies came out perfectly – soft, moist pillows of heaven. I promise.
For this recipe, I used Barney Butter’s Almond Flour. I love using almond flour when making gluten-free goodies because I feel it creates a baked good most similar to it’s traditional counterpart. These cookies came out super soft and moist, and you’d never know they were gluten-free. Oh, and speaking of my friends at Barney Butter, they’re giving away TEN jars of almond butter just in time to fill your stockings!
Are you a born baker? Do you have the cookie recipe to end all cookie recipes? Tag @barneybutter in a shot of your holiday cookie prep (or finished cookie) to be entered to win 10 jars of the Barney Butter jar flavors of your choice. We’ll choose our 3 favorite photos, include the recipes, and ask our followers to vote on their favorite.
Contest runs 11/25-12/20, winners will be selected through a voting process 12/21-12/23. The winner will be announced on 12/24. Recipes MUST contain Barney Butter almond butter. May the best baker win!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 4 cups almond flour
- 1 block of cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet.
- Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl and stir together.
- Add in egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Stir to combine.
- Add in almond flour, stirring, until dough is formed.
- Scoop equal amounts of dough, 1-½ inches apart, on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until bottoms are golden.
- For icing, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl. Use an electric mixer and combine well.
This post was sponsored by Barney Butter. As always, the recipe, photos, and opinions, are my own.