Samhain Sugar Cookies With Sunshine Icing

gluten + refined sugar free + utterly delicious

no spooky tricks in these whole foods super pumpkin treats!

Samhain Sugar Cookies With Sunshine Potion Icing

recipe by: The Gut Lab

prep time: 20 minutes | bake time: 9 minutes | icing + decorating time: go nuts!

ingredients: (we encourage you to use organic ingredients when possible!)

cookies:

3/4 - 1 cup organic coconut flour 

1/4 cup grass fed butter or ghee (cold)

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 large pasture raised + organic + grass fed egg

1/2 tsp aluminum free baking soda 

1 tsp organic pure vanilla extract 

1/4 tsp himalayan salt 

1 tbsp arrowroot powder

icing: 

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup cocoa butter

1 tbsp The Gut Lab sunshine potion*

1 tbsp The Gut Lab tocos*

2-3 tbsp raw honey or 3-4 tbsp coconut sugar (sweeten to your taste!)

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

toppings: mini + vegan + refined sugar free chocolate chips, bee pollen*, dried berries, unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped nuts (get creative!) 

*The Gut Lab products (find yours at www.thegutlab.ca)

directions:

cookies:

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. combine/cut in butter with all ingredients (except flour) 

3. add in flour. once incorportated, form into a large ball of dough and place between 2 pieces of parchment paper

tip: add a little more coconut flour if the dough is too sticky

4. roll out dough until it is 1/4 inch thick + cut out with a pumpkin shaped cutter 

5. place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheet 

6. bake for 9 minutes at 350 degree or until lightly golden brown around edges 

7. remove from oven + place on a rack to cool while you make your icing!

icing: 

1. add coconut oil + cocoa butter to a sauce pan + heat until just melted

2. remove from heat + add all remaining ingredients 

3. pour into small metal bowl + place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes 

4. remove from freezer + with a hand mixer, blend until thick + creamy 

tip: you may need to pop in freezer for another minute and then blend again

5. once cookies have cooled, ice the cookies + decorate till your heart's content!

store in the fridge for maximum freshness up to 10 days

Happy Halloween + Blessed Samhain

{post pictures of your pumpkin cookies with sunshine icing + tag us in them on instagram!}