Really – as far as effort, taste, or texture goes – paleo cookies are like any traditional cookie. What set a paleo cookie apart from the rest is the absence of grains. You’ll also have a tendency to see ingredients that are organic, fair-trade, and sustainably sourced. Because. That’s how we do.
And while you can put a bow on almost any batch of cookies, we found that these paleo cookies are particularly festive – perfect for your next holiday party or as sweet end edible gift.
Grain-free chocolate chip cookie mix in a jar
Okay. Not a cookie. But everything you need to make a cookie, packed into glass jar…so that you can put a bow on it. Handmade and complete with a printable label with instructions, this is a million times better than any vegan or paleo cookie mix you’ll find at the grocery market. Because it’s a gift that you thoughtfully put together.
Maple walnut dark chocolate chunk cookies
Nuts in your chocolate chip cookies? Yes, please! The nut theme comes in strong with chocolate chunk cookies, which are made with almond flour, whole walnuts, and walnut oil. If you’ve never tried walnut oil, it puts the essence of walnut – the rich nutty flavor – front and center.
Ginger tahini cookies
Ginger will forevermore be a spice that belongs to the cold winter months. And rightfully so. It warms the body and in many homes, ginger is an old folk remedy used to bolster the immune system.
In addition to ginger, this recipe uses equal parts sesame butter to sugar, which helps to soften the tannic bitterness of tahini in a delicious way. Sort of like what happens when you add sugar to your coffee.
Pecan pie cookie bark
Not a cookie and not even a cookie recipe. This cookie bark uses a pecan cookie mix – from a box – to get the job done.
Does the boxed mix make you feel less than paleo? Give yourself a break. Between the toasted pecans, the homemade caramel sauce, and the chocolate bark – you’ll feel good about a cookie mix with 100% real food ingredients.
Dark chocolate dipped grain free rosemary shortbread cookies
Rosemary…in cookies? YES. When you veer away from traditional baking spices – like nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon – and begin using fresh savory herbs in desserts, magic happens. Little surprising pops of herbaceous flavor in an otherwise sweet bite can bring balance. And that’s a good thing.
Buttery, dipped in dark chocolate, and a teensy bit salty. This recipe makes close to 40 cookies, making them the perfect holiday gift.
About Emily Montes
Emily Montes is the co-founder and CEO of RealPlans.com. She's also an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine, a published author, and a mom of two. Emily loves making meal planning easier and inspiring families to share more meals around the table.