Simple Sugar Cookies

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Yields: 24 cookies

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, room temp
1/4 cup coconut oil, softened/room temp
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
¼  tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 box Simple Mills Pancake & Waffle Mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream all ingredients but mix for 30 seconds to 1 minute in a stand mixer. Add pancake/waffle mix and combine until the dough comes together well, scraping sides during mixing.
  3. Turn dough onto parchment paper, shaping it into a 9-inch log. Roll dough in parchment paper and refrigerate at least 1 hour. (Alternatively, for shaped cookies, roll dough into a 1/4' disk between two pieces of parchment paper, refrigerate for at least 1 hour and cut into shapes prior to baking).
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator, unwrap and cut with a sharp non-serrated knife into ¼ inch rounds.
  5. Space cookies apart on a nonstick baking sheet or one lined with a silicone mat (they will spread!), and bake 18 minutes (20 minutes if you prefer a really crunchy cookie).
  6. Remove cookies and place them on a wire rack to cool.

 

Topping suggestions:

  • Sprinkle with a bit of coconut or maple sugar prior to baking for that old-fashioned sugar cookie taste.
  • Top or sandwich cookie with nut butter after baking and cooling
  • Dip baked cookies halfway in melted chocolate and coat with chopped nuts.
  • For a celebratory twist, add natural sprinkles and spread with Simple Mills Organic Vanilla Frosting.