Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipe

by Ann Marie Michaels on December 6, 2013

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Paleo Christmas Cookies

Yes, Virginia, there is a Paleo Christmas cookie. This recipe for Christmas cookies is Paleo-friendly, made with almond flour and honey. If you are sensitive to gluten, grains or dairy, you can eat these cookies.

Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipe

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients:

Almond flour (2 1/2 cups) – where to buy almond flour — or make your own by grinding soaked and dehydrated almonds
Sea salt (1/4 tsp) – where to buy sea salt
Almonds, toasted and chopped — previously soaked and dehydrated (1 cup)
Honey (5 TBS) – where to buy honey
Butter or ghee, unsalted, organic, from grass-fed cows if possible, or coconut oil, melted (1/2 cup) — where to buy grass-fed butter; where to buy ghee; where to buy coconut oil
Vanilla extract, organic (1 TBS) – where to buy organic vanilla extract

Equipment:

Stainless steel cookie sheet
If using an aluminum cookie sheet, use parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, sea salt, and toasted, chopped almonds.
3. In a smaller bowl, mix together the honey, melted butter and vanilla.
4. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry.
5. Tear off a large piece of parchment paper. Set it on the counter and place the cookie dough in the center. Form the dough into a large log about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
6. Wrap the log with the parchment paper and place in the freezer for one hour, or until firm.
7. Remove from the freezer and unwrap. Cut into 1/8 inch thick slices.
8. Line a cookie sheet with another sheet of parchment paper or use a Silpat. Place the cookie slices on the cookie sheet. Do not overcrowd.
9. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the oven or until lightly golden.
10. Cool before enjoying. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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Find More Paleo Cookie Recipes on Pinterest

Follow this board on Pinterest for even more recipes: http://www.pinterest.com/villagegreennet/paleo-christmas-cookies-recipes/

Paleo Christmas Cookie Pinterest Board

What’s Your Favorite Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipe?

Tell us all about your favorite Christmas cookie in the comments! Paleo and non-paleo recipes welcome.

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Allison Jordan December 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM

These look so good! Yum!

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joanna December 6, 2013 at 4:23 PM

do these taste like sugar cookies?? they are adorable! would be cute iced with christmas trees or snowflakes.

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Julia December 13, 2013 at 1:37 PM

I’m definitely trying these cookies, they look easy to cook and delicious! Plus, this is a recipe that any crowd can eat!

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susie December 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM

do you think i could roll these out and use cookie cutters? my kids love that part!

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Jackie December 18, 2013 at 7:52 AM

I am wondering the same thing about rolling them out and also if it’s necessary to use the chopped almonds…my kids would prefer there to not be any crunchiness.

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Traci January 1, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Just made these last night. They tasted okay, but looked nothing like the photo. Is this the correct picture for the recipe? They are kind of like a shortbread cookie. I think the recipe would be improved by eggs and/or baking soda – both GAPS and Paleo friendly. They remind me of this recipe, http://www.elanaspantry.com/pecan-shortbread-cookies/, which is amazing. Also think almond extract would be a good addition. They sliced much better with a serrated knife instead of non-serrated.

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Traci January 1, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Oops – to make the pecan shortbread cookies GAPS friendly, use honey and butter :-)

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