“Sugar Cookies”

This is a great go-to recipe for a stand-in for traditional sugar cookies. They are great for the holidays because they can be dropped on a baking dish or rolled out and cut with cookie cutters. They can also be frosted with a Maximized Living approved frosting. You won’t be disappointed!

Advanced & Core Plan Approved

For Cookies

  • 2½ cups almond flour (or cashew flour for buttery taste)
  • 1 egg, free range organic
  • ¼ cup erythritol (eg. Swerve) [or ¼ tsp of liquid stevia] (Add to taste!)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (or melted, grass-fed butter)

For Frosting

  • 1 bar organic cream cheese ((8 oz))
  • ¼ cup erythritol (like Swerve)
  • 3-5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter ((DO NOT MELT))

For Chocolate:

  • 1-2 tsps cocoa powder into frosting

For Strawberry:

  • 5-6 organic strawberries, smashed into frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (unless using cookie cutters, then wait until after chilling dough.

  2. Mix all dry ingredients from cookies in a large bowl: almond flour, erythritol, baking soda, sea salt.

  3. Add all wet cookie ingredients to a seperate bowl, and whisk: egg, vanilla and coconut oil.

  4. Mix wet cookie ingredients into dry ingredients until combined well.

  5. NOTE:  Chill for about an hour before rolling out if you want to use cookie cutters. (Roll out on parchment paper- TRICK:  put a slightly damp paper towel under the parchment paper to keep if from sliding around on you.  You may need to dust with extra almond flour to keep from sticking).

  6. Depending on how big you want them, take the batter and form it a bit in your hand and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or silicone baking mat.

  7. Bake cookies at 350° F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Let cream cheese and butter come to room temperature in a bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat with a hand mixer until blended and smooth.

  3. Apply frosting to COOLED cookies for best results.