Christmas Cookie Recipe: The Sugar-Free Version

It is sad, but true, that some of us are restricted to low-sugar diets. This can be an especial bummer in December, which might as well be renamed Cookienalia. Luckily for us, La Monarca Bakery has devised a pretty classic Christmas cookie recipe that uses agave nectar in place of sugar. Enjoy!

Agave Nectar Cookies
9 cups Cake Flour
2 cups Butter
2 large eggs Egg
6 oz Agave Nectar
1 1/3 cups packed White Raisins
1 ¼ cups Coconut Shavings
1 dash of Salt

Beat the Butter in the mixer until it is softened and slightly creamy (About 1 minute on Low speed and 4 minutes on High speed).

Add the Egg and Agave Nectar to the mixer on Low speed until fully incorporated (About 1 minute).

Add the Flour, Salt, White Raisins and Coconut Shavings to the mixer on Low speed until fully incorporated (About 1 minute).

Bring out the dough onto a cutting board dusted with flour, use rolling pin to flatten it to about ¼" thickness, cut cookies with a 1 ¼" cookie cutter, place them on a previously greased baking sheet and cook for 18 minutes at 340F.

About the Author

Katherine's role as the Living editor at KCET.org keeps her running from farms to markets to restaurants to pop-up swaps all over SoCal. She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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