Cranberry Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Sweet and tender sugar cookies with wonderfully crisp edges, filled with goat cheese, cranberries and almonds.

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 12

Ingredients

Wet

  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil – see note
  • 1/4 cup goat milk cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar – see note
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry

Add-ins

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1/4 cup goat milk cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon goat milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar – see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 340F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Cream oil, cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla, set aside.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  6. Add dried cranberries and chopped almonds.
  7. Then, spoon mixture onto the prepared baking sheet one heaping tablespoon at a time. Be sure to leave at least 1.5-inches between each cookie to allow room to grow.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are golden. Remove from the oven, allow to sit for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  9. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting by mixing all frosting ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add frosting to a piping bag and pipe over the cookies once their completely cooled.

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Notes

Coconut oil or other baking oils like butter can be used in place of grape seed oil.
For the brown sugar, coconut sugar or demerara sugar can be used as a replacement if you’re watching your sugar intake and fructose rating of sugar.
For a healthier powdered sugar, grind demerara or coconut sugar in your coffee grinder and use it as you would powdered white sugar.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 166
  • Calories from Fat: 51
  • Total Fat: 5.6
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 25> mg
  • Sodium: 135 mg
  • Carbs: 26.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Net Carbs: 25.6 g
  • Sugars: 16 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g