Flourless Snickerdoodle Cookies (Paleo)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I wish I had a cool story as to why I made these cookies but I don't. I was just craving some cookies and since I am eating Paelo I wanted to make sure all the ingredients used were top notch and Paleo friendly. I also am really wishing fall would hurry up and get here and nothing screams fall like a house full of freshly baked cinnamon snicker doodle cookies (never mind the fact that it was over 100 degrees outside when these were baking). I did a little searching and used this recipe as a guideline with just a few little modifications.

What you will need:
  • 1 1/2 cups of almond meal
  • 1 tbs of coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon + extra for rolling dough in
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Cover the cookie dough and place in the fridge to chill for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Roll the cookies into small balls and coat in cinnamon.
  5. Use the bottom of a cup or jar to flatten them out.
  6. Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
The end result is a soft almost dough like cookie that has just the right amount of sweetness and spice. My husband, who is my true taste tester (and not always so nice with his "constructive criticism") said these were, "BOMB." He ended up eating almost the entire batch himself. I would say this recipe was a success.

This recipe makes 14 cookies and each cookie has approx 5 grams of effective carbohydrate.

On a side note: I just googled, "When does fall start?" and it is September 22 just FYI. Wooo just a month away!

46 comments:

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said...

I am with you-I can't wait for fall! But at the same time, I know that means winter....which I don't want to start!

I am loving this recipe. I used to adore snickerdoodles!!!

My-cliffnotes said...

I've been waiting for this recipe!! Yum

Leah said...

ooh im going to make these now! i start my whole30 on sept 1 so i may or may not be baking paleo goodies every day until then...:)

Kyla said...

Snickerdoodles are my all time favorite cookies!! I've been dying to make some since the weather should be cooling off soon (should).

I wonder though, is there a substitute for almond meal? I'm allergic...

Evdokia Tsiligiridou said...

yummy!!!!
they definately worth a try!
i dreaming them with a cup of tea :)

Mariana said...

Mmm... They look like 'BOMB'!! :)

christina said...

you had me at cookie.

Jessica Camerata said...

These look delicious. Must try these this week!

xoxo Jessica
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Alexa said...

Fall is my favorite season. Love the warm, spicy smells. And it starts right around when we are meeting!!! xo

Leah said...

Follow up: I just made this, and I am about...3 cookies shy of eating the whole batch. BEST paleo cookies to date. Better than the original. SO GOOD!! these are dangerously good!

emilyvannah said...

These sound so good!


Emily
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Lindsay said...

These look delish! Thanks for sharing!

Maria @ GLD said...

Mmmn... they look so yummy. I have to see if I can get all the ingredients here and try to make them.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I'm attempting to go gluten free, so these look awesome for my new plan!

Megan said...

looks SO good!! Love all of your recipe posts!! How do you like the paleo lifestyle? Do you notice a difference?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Kyla- for this particular recipe I am not sure since I have only used almond meal, using a different flour might compromise the taste.

Megan-thank you! I LOVE it! I feel so much better and have a ton of energy since starting it...plus my clothes are starting to feel looser which is good :)

Stesha said...

those look so delicious!

xxS

Susanna said...

Made these last night! The hub and I are rounding out our first week going paleo, so this was a VERY welcome treat. SO delicious - thanks!

Andi Spampinato said...

These are SO good! I used to make a "paleo" snicker doodle with just coconut flour but I really liked the texture that the almond meal gave these instead.
Thanks for the recipe!

lowsugarlowcarbslongruns said...

Just made these and they smell/taste/look delicious. thanks for the great recipe! =)

chris said...

Lindsay, your sweet aunt Stephanie sent me to your blog. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and am excited to find some yummy recipes to try here. Thank you!

Delena said...

We have had to eat a low-carb, no sugar, grain-free diet since March due to my 5 year-old having a systemic yeast build-up in his small intestines. I am so excited to find these cookies because they will be perfect for him. THANK YOU!

Joy said...

My hubby is gonna love this one! can't wait to try them

Anonymous said...

I made these and they are very good. However, I do feel like there was too much coconut and I didn't like the oily after taste. I substituted the oil for unsweetened apple sauce and they were out of this world. Thanks again for a great recipe!

SavtaNeshama said...

Thanks so much for sharing these recipes. I'm getting my Paleo list together to go shopping! I'm type II diabetic and also have MS. I've been told this diet could be my ticket back to good health. So here goes . . . ;^)

SavtaNeshama said...

Delena,
Try giving your 5yr old probiotics along with the diet. This will help to even out the good and bad bacteria and will kill fungal yeast in the gut. (of course you should ask the doctor, but don't always expect the doctor to be thrilled with using a homeopathic remedy).That's when your motherly instincts must kick in and also do some reading on the internet about probiotics if you haven't already. They are as safe as eating yoghurt. Good luck!

Jessica said...

Could you use xylitol or stevia instead of honey? I am on a strict no sugar diet (that includes honey or agave). These look AMAZING!!

Anonymous said...

what can i use in replace of almond meal. I have two children the are allergic to all nuts, but i know they would love a lot of these recipes.
Thanx, this blog is a life saver!!!

Heather L said...

I made these (twice) with my 2 1/2 yr old last week. He loved rolling them into balls and then smooshing them flat and sprinkling with cinnamon. Love that they are egg free, since we are both allergic.

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joebob2406 said...

I've made these 4 times now and I can't get enough of them. Fantastic recipe!!!!

Anonymous said...

I made these with my two year old last week. They were delicious. I definitely will be making these again. I have been eating low carb and your blog has been a fantastic source for recipes. Thanks so much.

Alycia said...

One of my favorite cookie at Christmas time is a good snickerdoodle. I have not tried this recipe but plan on it today. In my non-paleo, non-GF recipe, I have always added cream of tartar. Since I am strictly a recipe FOLLOWER and not an experimenter, I am not sure how to incorporate it or even if I can. I usually add 2tsp CofT but that is with regular flour and 1 tsp baking soda. Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

What can you substitute for almond flour? I'm allergic sadly

Anonymous said...

they look so good

Carrie said...

These seriously might be the best gluten/grain free cookies that don't take hours to make (no crazy flour mix!) I have ever made. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I made these for Valentine's Day, and they were a hit!! Silly question though - if I were to leave out the cinnamon and nutmeg, would I just get a vanilla-flavoured cookie? I'd like an easy recipe for that too, and seeing as I already have the ingredients for this recipe, I figured I'd ask.

askdoctormama said...

Heading to the kitchen to make these right now to put in DD2s lunch tomorrow. She's not so keen on going GF; hopefully these will brighten her day. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

where do you find these ingredients? these look amazing and i am just starting the paleo!

Brooke Fortson said...

I've been going through lots of trial and error recipes for paleo cookies.
This recipe was such a pleasant surprise!
They were great!! The FIRST Paleo cookie recipe that I've really liked:)

Anonymous said...

I noticed that a lot of these recipes have honey in them. Honey has too many carbs for me. Any ideas of what sweetener I could use in place of the honey?

Julianne Pieratt said...

Hooray! The snickerdoodles were so tasty!I can't wait to have them again!I added 1 tsp of cream of tartar (which added the signature tang) and used a tiny bit of coconut palm sugar (making it slightly less paleo) for the cinnamon coat. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Marilyn said...

Can I sub maple syrup for the honey?

Anonymous said...

In the oven right now...

Carrie said...

Oh, SO happy to see this recipe! Thank you! Glad to see it's low-carb! (That's my necessary diet right now; thankfully lots of paleo recipes are also low-carb!)

Catherine Darragh said...

Delicious! I substituted Palm shortening for the coconut oil since I wasn't able to get one at the local supermarket, and they turned out really well :) Just made them in my dorm kitchen. This college student thanks you wholeheartedly!!!

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