DAMN. These have been a huge hit on Instagram with you guys and I haven't even shared the recipe! Well, I appreciate all the love and will show you my thanks with this bomb-a$$ paleo cookie recipe now.
These cookies are chewy, sweet, salty, decadent... I just asked R what adjectives he would use and he said delicious, comforting, and perfectly chewy. 2 points for chewy texture on point!
Also, they are basically made from just 4 super simple ingredients. I'll admit, these ingredients are not as nutrient-dense as some of the ingredients in my other cookie recipes like this one, or this one, or these Turmeric Pumpkin Cookies. But that just means that you should eat them as a cookie, and not as a breakfast. (Wah-wahhh). Although I love filling a lot of my recipes and baked goods with hidden fruits and veggies and whole grains when applicable, sometimes a cookie just needs to be a cookie with no funky stuff added.
Another note on these is that these cookies call for Coconut Sugar. I usually like to only use a touch of honey or maple syrup in my recipes, or sometimes create delicious treats that are 100% sugar-free. But like I said, sometimes you just need a cookie. Coconut sugar still has more nutrients and nutrition than cane or brown sugar. And as far as cookies go, these ingredients are still pretty dang good.
Paleo Salted Almond Butter Cookies
By The Granola Diaries
- 1 C creamy almond butter
- ½ C Coconut Sugar
- ¼ C Almond Milk
- 2 - 3 Tbsp Coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Sea salt
Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with Silpat mat or parchment paper. Mix almond butter, coconut sugar, and almond milk with a silicone spatula. Add in 2T coconut flour, baking soda, and a dash of salt and mix until all combined. Mixture will be quite sticky. If seems TOO sticky, add the 3rd Tbsp of coconut flour.
Use a spoon and the silicone spatula to scoop into rounds on the baking sheet, lightly shape with your fingers. Top with a generous dash of sea salt flakes, and bake for 12 - 14 minutes. Remove, after ~2 minutes out of the oven, while the cookies are still warm, gently press down with your hands to flatten the cookies to desired shape. Top with even more sea salt if desired!Now, LET COOL COMPLETELY for cookies to firm up (That's the hardest step!) Don't forget to tag me and use #thegranoladiaries in your posts!
These cookies look amazing! I can't believe they're paleo!
I know, thank you!!
Are these chewy at all? Personally, I LOVE soft and chewy cookies, but I'm curious if these have a more fluffy and muffin like texture or a chewy center?
Definitely more chewy!!! 🙂
Do you have a suggestion in place of coconut sugar?
You can try using regular brown sugar, but it will no longer adhere to Paleo!
Love you recipes! Want to try these out but don’t have any coconut sugar on hand. Any thoughts on replacing the coconut sugar with honey or agave?
I;m not sure how they would turn out since that would be adding liquid. Maybe try it and add a tiny bit of coconut flour if it seems too runny. Let me know how it turns out!