Thanks to PaleoHacks for today’s holiday recipe round-up. Enjoy, everyone!
It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s time to preheat the oven and bake up a batch of cookies! We’re here to start the festivities with this listicle of 28 grain-free cookie recipes.
From bright and zingy lemon and coconut cookies to a Paleo-friendly take on classic chocolate chip cookies, there are so many deliciously gluten-free options to explore in your kitchen.
If you have dietary restrictions, check out the nut-free recipes, AIP-friendly choices, and the keto-friendly cookies. Each cookie is 100 percent Primal and free of gluten, grains and unhealthy processed sugar. No matter your dietary needs, we’ve got a satisfying cookie just for you!
#1 PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
All you need is 30 minutes from start to finish to whip up these super-easy chocolate chip cookies.
#2 Jay’s Baking Me Crazy | The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
These almond flour beauties studded with chocolate chunks are just begging for a dip in creamy almond milk.
# 3 PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies
Buttery shortbread cookies get drizzled artfully with melted chocolate, which cools to form a delicate shell.
#4 Tastes Lovely | Paleo Almond Butter Cookies
With just a handful of ingredients, these buttery, almond butter cookies are even easier to whip up than most peanut butter cookies.
#5 One Lovely Life | Paleo Ginger Cookies
Crisp-edged, soft-centered ginger cookies are a must this time of year. Skip the optional sugar roll at the end, or use a Paleo-friendly substitute like coconut sugar.
#6 Joy Food Sunshine | Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
Zucchini – in cookies?! It helps make the final product extra moist – we promise you won’t even know they’re in there if you blend them into the batter just right.
#7 The Big Man’s World | No-Bake, 3-Ingredient Coconut Cookies
It doesn’t get much easier than a no-bake, three-ingredient recipe. Simply mix shredded coconut, coconut oil, and your sweetener of choice in a bowl, form into cookies, refrigerate, and enjoy!
#8 Food Faith Fitness | Crockpot Paleo Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Did you know you can make cookies in a crockpot? These square cookie bars spend a few hours “baking” up low and slow, leaving you plenty of time to complete your to-do list, run errands, or nap.
#9 Nom Nom Paleo | The World’s Easiest Cookies
Everyone needs a foolproof, super simple cookie recipe in their back pocket. Made with just a handful of ingredients, these cookies taste like chocolate-covered shortbread.
#10 Evolving Table | Super Soft Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans
Pecans add seasonal warmth to these ultra-soft cookies. Tip: You can easily make these vegan by subbing in coconut oil for butter and flax eggs for the eggs!
#11 Golden Barrel | Paleo Nutter Butter Cookies
Crunchy almond butter cookies sandwich a sweet and creamy almond butter filling – what could be better?
#12 Almost Supermom | Ultimate Double Chocolate Chip Paleo Cookies
These cookies double up on the chocolate, featuring both cocoa powder (opt for raw cacao powder for even more nutrition) and chocolate chips.
#13 Perchance to Cook | Paleo “Sugar” Cookies
Fluffy, vanilla-flavored cookies get their sweetness from honey and maple syrup for a simple, chewy indulgence.
#14 Downshiftology | Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Would you like a peppermint mocha in cookie form? Reach for these mint double chocolate chip cookies, the perfect holiday-inspired flavor profile.
#15 What Great Grandma Ate | Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s tricky to find a nut-free Paleo cookie, but these tasty cassava flour-based chocolate chip cookies fit the bill!
#16 Lexi’s Clean Kitchen | Maple Meringue Cookies
We can’t get these lightly sweet, crunchy yet light-as-air meringue cookies out of our minds.
#17 Physical Kitchness | Paleo Maple Walnut Cookies
Loaded with warm flavors from walnuts, maple, cloves and cinnamon, these cookies are autumn personified.
#18 The Endless Meal | Chunky Monkey Paleo Banana Cookies
These nutty, chocolatey cookies are topped with banana slices – an ideal sweet breakfast on the go.
#19 Nesting with Grace | Paleo Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
You just might want to set these Christmas-inspired cranberry cookies out for Santa this year.
#20 Unbound Wellness | AIP Chocolate Chip Cookies
Carob chips replace chocolate in this AIP-friendly cookie recipe.
#21 A Saucy Kitchen | Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Molasses
Pumpkin is the ideal cookie ingredient – it adds tons of flavor, acts as a binder, and adds moisture. This recipe proves it.
#22 Traditional Cooking School | Paleo Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Glaze
These sweet and fluffy cookies are glazed with a pumpkin icing for a treat you’ll crave all year long.
#23 Paleo Cupboard | Paleo Coconut Vanilla Iced Cookies
Nutty almond flour cookies are finished with a smooth iced top for an irresistible treat.
#24 Real Food with Dana | Paleo N’Oatmeal Cookies
There are no actual oats to be found in these batch, but coconut, flaxseed, and raisins do a pretty good job of mimicking the texture and flavors of a real oatmeal cookie.
#25 Not Enough Cinnamon | Lemon and Coconut Soft Cookies
These zesty and fragrant lemon cookies will melt in your mouth – what more could you ask for?
#26 The Big Man’s World | Flourless Keto Chocolate Cookies
No added sweetener is necessary in these keto-friendly cookies made with chocolate chips and nut butter.
#27 Chocolate Covered Katie | Low Carb Chocolate Chip Keto Cookies
Finally, there’s a way to enjoy classic chocolate chip cookies on the keto diet. Opt for stevia and a Paleo-friendly milk to keep this recipe Paleo, too.
#28 Wholesome Yum | Low Carb Keto Shortbread Cookies
Buttery shortbread cookies are best paired with a warm cup of coffee, hot cocoa or tea.