Honey Cut-Out Cookies

Honey Sweetened Cut Out Cookies via Queen of Quinoa (@alyssarimmer)

Today my friends, is Day 2 of my special Week of Quinoa Christmas Cookies and I’m thrilled to be sharing this new recipe with you!

It was my mission this year to come up with a recipe that brought me back to my mom’s kitchen, when we used to make sweet, buttery sugar cookies around Christmas, but that suited my new food allergies. Surprisingly, these Honey Cut-Out Cookies are a cinch to whip up, which is just what you’re looking for this time of year, right? But not to worry, these cookies are also exactly the flavor you’re looking for.

They’re sweet, but a different kind of sweet than that of traditional sugar cookies. They’re the golden-honey coconut kind of sweet. The taste of honey lingers on your tongue and the soft, pillowy texture brings a smile to your face with each bite. The delicate blend of raw honey and coconut flour, truly elevates these cookies to a whole new level.  In my opinion, these Honey Cut-Out Cookies are the new kind of sugar cookie and ones I will be making every Christmas.

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Honey Cut-Out Cookies

Prep Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 12 - 14 cookies


  • ¼ cup soy-free butter spread, room temp
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons quinoa flour
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Beat together the butter and honey in a stand mixer until fully incorporate. Add the egg and beat until smooth.
  3. In batches, add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough sticks together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  5. Line a flat surface with parchment paper, sprinkle with a little flour. Turn the chilled dough onto the surface and sprinkle the top with a little more flour.
  6. Roll the dough to ¼” thick and cut out with cookie cutters. Remove the extra dough and transfer the cut cookies onto the baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough until you don’t have any left.
  7. Bake the cookies for 9 – 11 minutes until they’re nicely golden brown.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
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Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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5 Responses to Honey Cut-Out Cookies

  1. Becky says:

    These sound wonderful! This is my first year of baking all gluten, refined sugar and dairy free! Maybe even egg free. I’ll see how it goes but Im excited to try these. I do see they have eggs in the recipe so I may sub with chia :)
    Thanks!! :)
    Merry Christmas,

    • Thanks Becky! I don’t know how this recipe would work with an egg replacer though. Coconut flour is pretty dependent on eggs, so I don’t think you’ll have the same results. If you do try, let me know how it works out for you :)

      Merry Christmas to you too!!

      xo Alyssa

  2. Love this! What a great, HEALTHY recipe, Alyssa! I love that there’s no xanthan gum in it. And they look beautiful!
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