51 Tasty Paleo Cookie Recipes
Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
One of the funniest stories that Louise (Hendon) has told me was about her friend who claimed that she couldn’t go on a Paleo diet because she liked cookies more than Louise!
Well, this is why we came up with this giant list of yummy Paleo cookie recipes, so that even if you love cookies, you can still enjoy the occasional cookie without ruining your diet.
One of the things I love about these Paleo cookie recipes is just how much variation there is. From chocolate to sugar cookies to samoa! Hopefully you’ll find at least one recipe that will become your new favorite, although personally I think it’s hard to go wrong with any of these delicious cookie recipes.
One word of caution though – try not to eat too many of these! While we believe that Paleo desserts can help people transition over to a Paleo diet, we don’t think they should be part of your regular meals. So, if you bake too many cookies, remember to share the goodness so you don’t end up eating them all.
Top 8 Paleo Cookie Recipes
What is it about salt that makes cookies so much better? Josh helps us discover the perfect savory/sweet balance in these chewy delights. (Photo credit: Josh from Slim Palate.)
Ingredients: raw almond butter, coconut sugar, egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, dark chocolate, flakey or coarse sea salt.
Kelly Bejelly’s Paleo sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays or any celebration, just get out the cookie cutter set and find yourself some Paleo-friendly glaze to top these off! (Photo credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving.)
Ingredients: raw cashews, coconut flour, tapioca flour, sea salt, baking soda, ghee, vanilla extract, egg, honey.
Talk about the perfect salty/sweet flavor combinations! These incredible treats have everyone’s favorite savory addition: our darling bacon. (Photo credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine.)
Ingredients: thick uncured bacon, nut meal/flour, ghee, organic unsalted butter, raw honey, chopped dried cherries, dark chocolate bar, orange zest, unsweetened coconut flakes, unsalted sunflower seeds.
Another cookie recipe that is perfect for the holidays (replete with ginger, cinnamon and allspice) or any time of the year that you want to get your ginger kick. (Photo credit: Sylvie of Gourmande in the Kitchen.)
Ingredients: almond butter, unsulphured molasses, eggs, grated ginger root, coconut sugar, coconut flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, sea salt, freshly ground pepper.
Everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie is finally transformed into it’s Paleo-friendly counterpart. Thank goodness! (Photo credit: Laura of Rising Moon Nutrition.)
Ingredients: shredded sweet potatoes, shredded coconut, coconut flour, tapioca or arrowroot flour, sea salt, chopped pecans, dates, almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, coconut extract (optional), eggs.
These simple lemon cookies come with an even easier (and healthy!) lemon glaze to smother generously! (Photo credit: Deb from An Aussie with Crohns.)
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, desiccated coconut, baking soda, coconut oil, honey, cashew butter, lemon.
If you have never had experience cooking with plantains, this is a great starting point. These giant bananas are popular in tropical regions like the Caribbean and Central America. They are amazing! (Photo credit: Elizabeth of Guilty Kitchen.)
Ingredients: coconut oil, plantains, vanilla extract, coconut oil, pastured eggs, apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar, coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, cocolate chips or chopped 70% dark chocolate.
It can be hard to find a use for your garden’s plentiful lavender bush but these cookies are the perfect application. Lavender goes so well in sweet cookies and biscuits! (Photo credit: Caroline of Colorful Eats.)
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, butter, maple syrup (or raw honey), vanilla extract, dried lavender, fresh rosemary, raw honey.
Ancestral Chef’s Paleo Cookie Recipes
Here are some great Paleo cookie recipes from our site.