It doesn’t get much better than sugar cookies with icing, especially when we’re talking Sugar Cookies with Naturally Dyed Icing! Not only do these cookies make the perfect shapes with NO chill time, but they also taste like they’re full of refined sugar. However, they’re gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and clean-eating!

Sugar Cookies With Naturally Dyed Icing [Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Refined Sugar-Free]


About 24 cookies

Cooking Time




For the cookies:

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour/starch
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons organic unrefined extra virgin coconut oil, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Naturally Dyed Icing:

  • The solidified cream from 1 can full-fat coconut milk (refrigerate the can for 24-48 hours to ensure the fat separates from the water)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter, softened (can sub another mild tasting nut or seed butter of choice)
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • food coloring


For the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and get out two large cookie sheets.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  3. Thereafter, in a small mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients and whisk together.
  4. Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together until everything is incorporated, forming crumbles.
  5. Then pour the wet into the dry and mix together. The mixture should be crumbly.
  6. Form the batter into a dough ball and roll it out to 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick between two pieces of parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  7. Now, here’s fun part number one! Select the shapes of cookie cutters you want and press them into the dough. Scrape away the excess dough using your hands and a knife for crisp edges.
  8. Place the cut-out dough onto the parchment paper/silicone baking mats and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
  9. Move the cookies to a cooling rack and allow them to fully cool before fun part number two— icing them!

Naturally Dyed Icing:

  1. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add all the ingredients and beat it until it’s fluffy—about 1 minute.
  2. Separate the icing in separate bowls and add coloring if you want to make different colors