These apple-spice cookies have a light sweetness and soft texture; they're a perfect grain-free treat for the holidays. As an added bonus, they are extremely easy to prepare! Just toss everything in the food processor and blend. These cookies are well-suited to many healing diets and are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free, thus may be enjoyed by those with various food allergies.

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer

These apple-spice cookies have a light sweetness and soft texture; they’re a perfect grain-free treat for the holidays.

As an added bonus, they are extremely easy to prepare! Just toss everything in the food processor and blend.

These cookies are well-suited to many healing diets and are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free, thus may be enjoyed by those with various food allergies.

Grain-Free Apple Spice Cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fine shredded coconut
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into smallish pieces
  • 16 dates, pitted
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until a paste forms (this will only take a few minutes).
  3. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Form mixture into approximately 18 cookies and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in pre-heated oven for 15-17 minutes.
  6. Cookies will only be slightly golden. Don’t leave in the oven too long or the bottoms of the cookies will burn.
  7. Remove tray from the oven and let cookies cool completely before serving.
  8. Note: cookies remain fairly soft and crumble somewhat easily. So, while they are tasty and make a delightful treat, they most likely won’t work for gifting in something like a cookie swap (unless packaged very carefully).
  9. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. (Adapted from Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook)

 These apple-spice cookies have a light sweetness and soft texture; they're a perfect grain-free treat for the holidays. As an added bonus, they are extremely easy to prepare! Just toss everything in the food processor and blend. These cookies are well-suited to many healing diets and are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free, thus may be enjoyed by those with various food allergies.

What’s your favorite grain-free holiday treat?

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