This the season to eat cookies – lots and lots of cookies. Me? I’m not complaining. Cookies are my fave. However, most cookies are filled with loads of refined flour and sugar which is delicious – sure – but not the best thing for me and my family. So I thought – paleo holiday cookies!
Since completeing my Whole30 – I’ve been following a semi-Paleo inspired diet and, as such, I wanted to find some delicious Paleo cookie recipes to try! Here are 25 cookie options! Check out how delicious Paleo can be with these sweet treats.
There really isn’t anything better than chocolate chip cookies. Now you can have this classic and still stick to your diet. Frankly, that’s probably not something that’s happened before.
If chocolate chip isn’t really your thing, or if you just like the tastes of fall, then apple cinnamon cookies might be a good choice.
As it turns out, there is something better than just chocolate chip cookies — just add bacon. It makes everything better! And if you really want to amp up the flavor, don’t be afraid to add a little drizzle of maple syrup on top.
Not everyone is a big fan of baking. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s one place where a crock pot can come in handy. Typically, if you can bake something in the oven, you can bake it in the crock pot, and cookies are no exception!
If you want cookies that are just on the verge of needing both hands to eat, this is the recipe for you! Just be careful not to make them too big, or you might only get one or two out of a batch.
Jazzing up your cookies with blueberries is never a bad idea, and neither is making them soft. A combination of nut butter and cooked blueberries will make anyone’s mouth water.
If you want to really make an impact, break out all the stops with these. Macadamia cookies are amazing on their own, and mixing it up with some other nut flours really turns these into something special.
Homemade Girl Scout Samoas
Who doesn’t love Girl Scout cookies? A shortbread crust, creamy caramel filling and a drizzle of chocolate over the top will have everyone grabbing them up.
Including a sweet potato in cookies might sound weird, but this recipe will show you it’s not weird if it works! Plus, they actually get better if you leave them in the fridge overnight.
Cake cookies aren’t messing around. These are also pretty versatile, and you can substitute other sweet, mashed things in for the pumpkin. It makes them easy to adjust for different seasons, so these should definitely be a staple in your kitchen!
Just saying the name is enough to make some people say, “Huh?” There’s no actual oatmeal, though, just a combination of nut butter, chia seeds, coconut and spices. It’s amazingly simple to produce such fantastic results.
Is it a cookie or a brownie? More importantly, do you care? Of course not, now eat up! Don’t eat too many, though — these brookies are rich.
Pumpkin. Pecans. And best of all, no oven! Dates add natural sweetness to this dessert, and they’re only cookies if you want them to be. A little shaping will turn them into balls or bars, so take your pick.
Pumpkin and chocolate chip – it’s the perfect mix for the holidays! These are easy to make and so scrumptious.
Macaroons are a popular, trendy cookie that’s surprisingly easy to make. Plus, macaroons are basically Paleo already, so there’s not much to change.
Cashews aren’t just for nut mixes anymore! Mix them together with some dates, orange and cardamom and you’ve got a cookie that tastes as luxurious as it looks.
These basic chocolate chip cookies are made with all real ingredients and nothing to make you feel slovenly afterward.
If presentation is important, these pinwheels are sure to impress. These cookies look almost as good as they taste, and you’ll be hard pressed to find something better at a Christmas luncheon!
Store-bought Oreos are vegan but not Paleo. The ones you make at home, on the other hand, can be! Some cacao powder makes for chocolate-y, crunchy cookies, and a coconut oil frosting fills the middle with sweet cream.
Sunflower butter is pretty amazing. This particular recipe is great for the holidays, but if you want something special for St. Patrick’s Day, add some baking soda to it. The cookies will turn green!
If you don’t like chocolate, you probably shouldn’t make these cookies. They’re pretty much a choco-holic’s dream, without all the guilt that comes with traditional binges.
Jams are usually not Paleo, but they are easy to make for yourself! If you already have a different kind of jam ready to go, use that. Either way, these thumbprint cookies will satisfy any sugar craving, without all the sugar.
This is a great combination of vegetable, cookie and breakfast. There’s really no way this can get any better. If you want, you can even cook them in bar shapes so they go with the “breakfast” aspect a little better.
Any kind of dessert you don’t have to cook is a winner. These bites are no-bake and deliciously packed with chocolate. They’re also a great snack for a quick energy boost.
If you really want to make people say, “Wow, Paleo is awesome!” then you should ask them to try these. Orange juice and orange zest make this recipe one to remember.
All these options are just waiting to get made. Better get off the computer and head to the kitchen!