Paleo-friendly apple spice cookies, chewy and magical in your mouth!
Cookies, cookies, cookies – who doesn’t like cookies? And here goes my quest to think of other combinations for cookies apart from just peanut butter. Not saying there’s anything wrong with peanut butter, I’d just like to give you (and my family) a little variety. But yes, I think there will be more quirky peanut butter cookie recipes coming. You have been warned!
But I digress. What do you do when you have a whole pile of apples sitting on the counter, waiting to be eaten, but you’re the only one in the family who seems to actually eat them? Well, you go searching for recipes that use apples. I know I could make apple crumble, a smoothie with apple and peanut butter (see? I can’t get away from it!), with bacon and trail mix for breakfast or just eat them raw with some
peanut butter almond butter! Or I could look for a recipe for apple cookies. And adapt it to my needs. So here it is!
The recipe is originally from Paleo Grubs, where I downloaded a sampler of their full cookbook. I’m really beginning to see the Paleo way of eating as being the most beneficial to my digestive system. I’m not eating the Standard American Diet (ironic that this has the acronym of SAD!), because of the gluten and dairy stuff, but even when I try the legumes and some other grains, my body decides to react badly. I don’t believe that this is because this is how the cavemen used to eat, and so we should all eat this way – it just works for me. Mind you, I’m still partial to peanut butter every now and again, so I’m not totally Paleo!
And there’s a funny story behind these apple spice cookies … I made these a few times before posting here, and one time I put them in a foil tray, ready to take to work two days after I made them. When I came home from work the day after I made them, i.e. the day before taking them, I found they’d turned green. They didn’t smell (or taste) moldy, they were just green …
Needless to say, I didn’t take these to work, even though they were very yummy. And I had to make two different batches of cookies to bring that day to make up for it. And no one can tell me why they turned green – do you have any ideas?
And I digress again. Every time I’ve made these apple spice cookies, they have been awesome taste and texture. Just that one time for the green look … Moral of the story – make them and eat them as soon as you can!
Apple spice cookies
(Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free)
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 apple peeled and finely diced
Preheat the oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix together the almond butter, honey and egg until smooth.
Add the coconut flour, baking soda, spices and blend to combine. Fold in the diced apple with a spatula until well dispersed.
Spoon about 1 tbs of batter onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out (they do not spread when cooking).
Bake for 10 minutes until set.
Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.