Paleo Sugar Cookies

Not only are these sugar cookies Paleo, but they are nut free as well!  I find that SO many Paleo recipes contain nuts, especially in the form of almond flour.  I rarely use almond flour in my baking, mostly because it is expensive but also because we eat quite a few nuts/nut butters and I feel that adding almond flour on top of that would be just a bit too much nut consumption.  I also know that many people have nut allergies and so I try to make some nut-free recipes to cater to those dietary restrictions as well.  Heck, my son even went through a brief period where he was avoiding nuts!

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All that being said, these cookies do have coconut; which I do not consider a nut.  I looked it up and apparently a coconut is a seed, a fruit, and a nut all in one…also called a drupe!  A quick definition can be found HERE.

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Anyway, here we go…nut-free, Paleo-friendly sugar cookies.  They are sweetened with maple syrup, contain only 8 ingredients and have an extra protein kick thanks to the collagen.

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Paleo Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil (measured at room temp)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 Cup collagen
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca flour (can sub arrowroot)
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Measure out coconut oil into a microwave-safe dish.  Melt in microwave (about 1 min on high).
  2. Combine melted coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup and egg.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients.  Mix well.
  4. Place dough in fridge for 30 minutes to harden.*
  5. Remove dough from fridge, roll into balls and place on baking sheet.  Flatten with fork if desired.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on drying rack.

Makes 15 bite-sized cookies.

*This step is not required, but it will make working with the dough easier.

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These cookies are fricking fantastic!  This batch turned out so moist on the inside, yet had that perfect golden outer crust.  Before baking them, I did attempt to roll them out and make cut-out cookies, but that did not work.  I repeat: this dough does not work for cut-out cookies.  Sad, yes…my son was quite disappointed too.

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If you are looking for a gluten free cut-out cookie recipe I do have a few on my blog: Shortbread Cut-Out Cookies, Vegan Sugar Cookies, Simple Sugar Cookies, Protein PB Cookies, Grain-Free Graham Crackers (basically cookies).  Unfortunately the only Paleo recipe is for the graham crackers.  I haven’t been able to get dough to roll out and not stick without the addition of grains (like rice flour).  But it’s on my to-do list 😉

Paleo Sugar Cookies

Tag me on social media @realfoodrabbit if you make these!  I want to see your creations 🙂

Enjoy!

 

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6 Comments on “Paleo Sugar Cookies

  1. Hey
    Can I skip on the collagen or would that affect the texture ? What can I sub it with ?

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    • Hi! The collagen is a necessary ingredient for this recipe. You can try substitutions but I cannot guarantee results.

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