These AIP and paleo cinnamon sugar cookies are so chewy and delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch!
Mmmmm… sugar cookies. You really can’t go wrong with them. It’s always a crowd favorite!
It’s the first week of quiet after our wedding, now that all the events are over and my parents left to go back to South Korea this past weekend. The past month has been crazy and wonderful at the same time and my parents have contributed so much energy and effort into the wedding events, not to mention traveling an insane amount, that I thanked them by doing what I do best: cooking dinner and baking them treats.
Since my mom has rheumatoid arthritis, and it’s difficult to stick to the autoimmune protocol in Korea, she always requests that I make a dessert for her that she can bring back home and enjoy. And this time, I decided to make a big batch of this AIP cinnamon sugar cookies!
You can make these without the coconut butter frosting, but it seriously makes such a difference with that moist layer. Plus, it adds a touch of sweetness without added sugar that I love.
I truly enjoy creating these recipes for my mom, because it allows me to help others out there who are also on restrictive diets. Just because you can’t have certain foods, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t indulge in sweet treats from time to time. You just gotta get a bit more creative in the kitchen!
I hope you enjoy these AIP cinnamon sugar cookies as much as my parents did!
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- ¾ cup tapioca starch
- 2 tbsp cinnamon, plus more for garnish
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
- 1 tbsp room temperature water
- 2 tbsp hot water
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup coconut butter, for frosting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together coconut flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together gelatin and room-temperature water. Add hot water and whisk until the gelatin is dissolved.
- Add maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the gelatin mixture and whisk together.
- Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, while stirring with a fork.
- Mix until combined and moldable.
- Using rounded tablespoons, drop the cookie dough on the parchment paper. It might seem sticky, but it'll be easier to work once they are dropped.
- Wet your hands slightly and roll the dropped dough into balls and flatten them.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges are golden, but the cookies are still soft.
- Let cool for 15 minutes. The cookies will harden as they cool.
- Warm up coconut butter in the microwave or stovetop until slightly melted, but still thick and creamy. Spoon gently over cookies, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Let cool completely before serving.The coconut butter will solidify once cooled.
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