The best Paleo Snickerdoodles recipe. Soft and chewy gluten-free  and grain-free cinnamon sugar cookies that are easy to make and perfect for the holidays!  

The best Paleo Snickerdoodles recipe. Pillowy, soft and chewy gluten-free  and grain-free cinnamon sugar cookies that are easy to make and perfect for the holidays! #cookies #grainfree #glutenfree #cookierecipe #paleorecipeMuch to my surprise, I recently found out that Scott had no idea what a snickerdoodle is. He thought it was something involving a Snickers bar, which he was pretty stoked about due his love of Snickers.

But I hate Snickers, and it was time to teach that man about the amazing holiday cookie that is the snickerdoodle.

What is a snickerdoodle cookie?

Snickerdoodles are probably German or Dutch in origin. They are  bit like a sugar cookie, but with cinnamon. A snickerdoodle cookie has to be soft and a bit chewy.  It has to be rolled twice in cinnamon-sugar until it is completely coated

Why this is the best Paleo Snickerdoodles Cookie recipe ever:

These Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Cookies are soft, buttery, thick, chewy and loaded with flavor! Traditional snickerdoodle cookies are packed with sugar and white flour and obviously not healthy at all.

This easy snickerdoodles recipe uses all natural, paleo-friendly ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil and raw honey.  These are not only gluten-free but also grain-free and GAPS-approved!

Even Scott, who “hates” almond flour said they taste like “normal” cookies. I’ll take it!

The paleo cookie dough comes together in a jiffy. A mixing bowl and wooden spoon is all you need. Oh, and no chilling of the dough required!

I use Ceylon cinnamon in the cookie dough as well as the sugar coating. You can leave it out if you want. In my opinion the best part of a snickerdoodle is the cinnamon-ness and in this case more is more!

hands mixing healthy cookie dough in a glass bowl to make paleo snickerdoodle cookies

Tips for making the best Paleo Snickerdoodles:

  • To get the perfect texture I recommend hand mixing the dough, as opposed to beating it with a mixer.
  • Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature. This step makes it easier to mix the butter by hand and also benefits the final cookie texture.
  • Check that your baking soda is fresh. Expired baking ingredients will compromise the final cookie.
  • Omit cinnamon to make sugar cookies or add some Chai Spice to make them Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Paleo Snickerdoodle Cookies stacked

GAPS & Paleo Snickerdoodle Cookies

Dani
Snickerdoodle Cookies (Paleo, Primal, Grain and Gluten-Free) - omit cinnamon to make sugar cookies! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 161 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or butter  I use expeller pressed, no coconut flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4  cup raw honey add a tablespoon or two for a sweeter cookie
  • 1 tablespoon GF vanilla extract

For coating

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Form batter into about 12 balls and press onto cookie sheet (helpful to use parchment paper).
  • Sprinkle the topping over the cookies.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes (my oven cooks slowly).

Notes

 
  • To get the perfect texture I recommend hand mixing the dough, as opposed to beating it with a mixer. 
  • Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature. This step makes it easier to mix the butter by hand and also benefits the final cookie texture.
  • Check that your baking soda is fresh. Expired baking ingredients will compromise the final cookie.
  • Omit cinnamon to make sugar cookies or add some Chai Spice to make them Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 20IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword paleo christmas cookies, paleo cinnamon cookies, paleo sugar cookies
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Snickerdoodle Cookies (Paleo, Primal, Grain and Gluten-Free) - omit cinnamon to make sugar cookies! #paleo, #glutenfree

12 Comments

  1. Thanks Simone, I’m going to make these for my dad, he’s mostly grain free and rellay enjoy’s Mary’s Gone Crackers, these look like a great alternative.

  2. YUMMO! Snicker doodles are a year round favorite for me. Thanks for a way to enjoy them again.

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  4. Is there an easy way to print this recipe? I tried to copy and paste it but it’s highlighted – going to use a lot of ink.

  5. Hi there,

    so so so many things here need almond flour, what can one do if they are allergic to nuts?

    Cheers
    kylie

  6. Wow just made these; they are De-lecious. Thank you for sharing ????

  7. Angie Dennis Reply

    I made these. I checked them at 10 minutes and the bottoms were starting to burn. Help! I really need a good gluten free snickerdoodle for my little boy!

    • dani Reply

      All ovens and baking sheets are different. You might try turning your oven down 25 degrees.

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