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Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies

These yummy and crunchy Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies are a delicious addition to your holiday dessert table!

Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies

I made these Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies on a whim to send out as holiday gifts to my friends and family, and thank goodness I did. I took one bite of these cookies and they are so delicious and amazing, and has the perfect amount of crunch from the pistachios. I probably would’ve have finished the whole thing in one sitting if I didn’t have to pack them up and ship them out.

I honestly didn’t give these cookies much thought when I first started making them and wasn’t even planning to share them with you. I just saw that I had pistachios and dried cranberries in my pantry and decided that they would go great together in cookie form. So I tested out a batch and I couldn’t believe how yummy they turned out, so I made 2 more batches to share them for the holidays (and the recipe with you!).

Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies

I love adding flaky sea salt to dessert recipes. The flavor and the texture they give are just the best, and I highly recommend you sprinkle some on these cookies to really let the tastes of cranberries and pistachios shine. It also gives such a festive, holiday look, and they remind me of light snowfall.

If you looking for gluten and grain free cookies that are a bit more special and fun than your regular old sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies, you’ll love these Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies. Hope you enjoy!

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Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Jean Choi

These yummy and crunchy Paleo Cranberry Pistachio Chocolate Cookies are a delicious addition to your holiday dessert table!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together almond flour, coconut flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar, baking soda and sea salt. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. 

  4. Pour wet ingredient into dry ingredient, and stir together until well mixed.

  5. Fold in pistachios and cranberries. 

  6. Scoop with a large rounded tablespoon to drop dough onto the lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly. 

  7. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until golden brown.

  8. If using, top each cookie with a pinch of flaky sea salt. Cool completely (at least 15 minutes) before removing from parchment paper.

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AIP Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

These AIP and paleo cinnamon sugar cookies are so chewy and delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch!

AIP Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

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!

AIP Paleo 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.

AIP Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

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!

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AIP Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

AIP Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Author: Jean Choi

These AIP and paleo cinnamon sugar cookies are so chewy and delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together coconut flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together gelatin and room-temperature water. Add hot water and whisk until the gelatin is dissolved.
  5. Add maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the gelatin mixture and whisk together.
  6. Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, while stirring with a fork.
  7. Mix until combined and moldable.
  8. 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.
  9. Wet your hands slightly and roll the dropped dough into balls and flatten them.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges are golden, but the cookies are still soft.
  11. Let cool for 15 minutes. The cookies will harden as they cool.
  12. 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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Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Merry almost Christmas! This is my last recipe before Christmas so I decided I need to fit in one more recipe of everyone’s favorite dessert: chocolate chip cookies!

About 2 weeks ago, I asked on my Instagram what you like to do with chestnuts (’tis the season!), besides just roasting them and eating them. I got several responses which were all great, and one of my friends mentioned that you can use them as flour by grinding them up after roasting them. What a great idea! That’s exactly what I did with my chestnuts to make them into these chocolate chip cookies.

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Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

I loved the texture of these cookies, and you honestly can’t really taste the chestnuts. They taste like good ol’ chocolate chip cookies, which no one hates at all. I actually sent these to my dad for Christmas all the way to South Korea, and they held together with no broken pieces! 

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Paleo Gluten Free Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

If you are looking for last minute crowd-pleasing recipe for the holidays, I hope you make these because they are absolutely delicious! I think it’s the perfect treat for Santa Claus and if he doesn’t finish it, you can nibble on them while you open those presents he brought. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, filled with cozy and relaxing times with your loved ones!

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Paleo Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted and peeled chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 6 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz 75% (or higher) dark chocolate bar, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place roasted chestnuts in a food processor, and grind until crumbly and fine.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground chestnuts, coconut flour, coconut sugar, and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in chopped chocolate.
  6. Scoop with a large rounded tablespoon to drop dough onto the lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving.