For those of us with a sweet tooth, one of the scariest thoughts when we switch to paleo is that we’ll never be able to enjoy our beloved cookies again. Well, we’re here with some fantastic news: you can still get your fill on cookies!
There are dozens of great recipes for paleo cookies that provide the rich, sweet flavor and the warm, chewy soft texture that make cookies so darn lovable. And inside all that cookie goodness, you’re getting a powerful dose of healthy proteins, vitamins, and minerals! So you can eat your cookies totally guilt free!
We’ve included 4 of our favorite paleo cookie recipes to represent just some of the range of possibilities you have:
These surprisingly delicious cookies are totally paleo friendly and they can even be easily modified to be vegan as well!
In a large bowl, beat together oil and sugar until thoroughly combined.
Add almond butter and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
Add the egg. Beat until combined.
Add the flour mixture you prepared earlier. Stir until well combined.
Pour in the chocolate chips and stir until well mixed.
Let rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Divide dough into approximately 8 even balls. Place them on the cookie sheet with about 3 inches between them. Press them down lightly.
Bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes or until the surface doesn’t look wet anymore.
Remove from oven (they will still be soft) and let cool completely without disturbing.
These chocolate chip cookies will disappear within seconds! They’re the perfect treat for sneaking some nutrition into a picky eater’s diet.
This recipe uses cashew butter to replace the non-paleo peanut butter. We think it’s the perfect substitute that still gives you that rich, creamy nutty flavor that you are looking for.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients (cashew butter, eggs, and vanilla extract) until thoroughly combined.
In another bowl, stir together dry ingredients (coconut sugar, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt) until mixed.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Let rest in the fridge four 15 minutes or so or until it’s gotten somewhat firm.
Divide dough into 20 or so evenly sized balls.
Arrange on the cookie sheet, spaced evenly apart.
Press down on the cookies gently.
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes (maybe even less) or until they turn a nice golden brown color.
Remove from the oven (they will still be very soft while hot) and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
These “peanut butter” cookies are so easy to make and they come out with a rich, wonderful flavor. They’re also packed with protein and other important nutrients!
Come the holidays, the cravings for gingerbread are going to start kicking in. Go ahead and cater to your sweet tooth with this scrumptious paleo option.
This is the perfect holiday recipe for making a totally scrumptious and totally healthy treat so you can enjoy the holiday spirit totally guilt free!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients.
In another bowl, beat together all of your wet ingredients.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
Use a spatula to scrape the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Cover with another layer of plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge for at least one hour (but preferably overnight).
Divide dough into about 20 or so evenly sized balls. Arrange on the cookie sheet and press firmly down until flat.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
Remove from oven. Let cool for about 10 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack.
Sugar is a big no-no when it comes to paleo but when you still want to make the perfect cutout cookies for decorating, you can use this paleo friendly version of sugar cookies to do the job!
In a large bowl, beat together ghee and coconut oil. Add coconut sugar and continue to beat. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat until completely combined.
In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
While stirring the wet mixture constantly, slowly pour in the dry mixture. Continue stirring until completely combined.
Form the dough into a large ball. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes (or overnight).
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is ¼ thick.
Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies. Place cookies on cookie sheets.
Gather scraps, roll back into a ball and roll out again to make more cookies.
When all the cookies are done, bake in the oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
Let cool completely before decorating.
These are the perfect cookies to make with your kids. They’re completely free of refined sugar and your kids will have a blast decorating them. Look for some paleo friendly frosting recipes for decorating.
These paleo cookie recipes are super easy to make and do not sacrifice an ounce of flavor for health. Go ahead and satisfy your sweet tooth totally guilt free!