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Paleo Cinnamon Apple Cookies
Paleo Spiced Apple Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Melt in your mouth Spiced Apple Cookies with chopped walnuts & an almond butter 'caramel' glaze | Gluten Free + Paleo + Dairy Free

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 163 kcal
Author: Sarah
  • 1/2 cup | 104 grams coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup | 105 grams coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup | 150 grams tapioca flour
  • 3 tablespoon | 30 grams coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (or just use more cinnamon)
  • 1/4 cup | 15 grams chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup or about 1/2 a small apple, chopped (peeling is optional)
Almond Butter Galze
  • 2 tablespoons | 33 grams almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons | 30 grams maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  1. In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer beat together your melted coconut oil and coconut sugar. Add the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.

  2. Once combined add your tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and apple pie spice to the egg mixture. On a medium speed, beat until everything is fully mixed together. Stir in the walnuts and apple chunks.

  3. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This time in the fridge helps the cookies set to prevent them from spreading too much while baking.

  4. While the cookie dough is chilling in the fridge heat your oven to 325°F/170°C and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the chilled dough and roll into a ball.

  6. Place the cookie dough balls on your lined baking sheet and leave at least 2 inches on all sides so that the cookies have room for spreading. Press the dough down slightly so that you get less of a rounded top on the cookie and then bake for 8-10 minutes. Less time in the oven will result in a chewier cookie, more time will make for a crispier cookie. They should be a golden brown color when you take them out of the oven. Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

  7. Almond Butter Glaze

  8. Melt the almond butter glaze ingredients together in a small pot or in a heat safe bowl in the microwave. Stir everything together until combined. When the are done baking and cooling on the rack drizzle the glaze over the tops. If you like your cookies with a little extra crunch/texture sprinkle a few more chopped walnuts/apple pieces over the top.

Recipe Notes

Prep includes chilling time


Nutrition Facts
Paleo Spiced Apple Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.