Almond Butter Cookies (Paleo / Full GAPS) + a Cinco De Mayo Twist!

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Ok, so as stated in previous posts, I am not a baker! In my former life I could make an incredible scone, but that was the full extent of my baking expertise. Since going grain free I have dabbled in the art of baking a little more and have found that it can be rather fun!

When my whole family went paleo I set out to make a go-to cookie recipe that was:

Quick and Easy
Used just a few high quality ingredients
Something my Little Jedi could eat
Something all kids would enjoy

Miracle of all miracles, my cookies were a success! They turned out so great that I had requests for the recipe- always a good sign! The great thing is my guys can still enjoy these cookies while on the GAPS diet! So if you are looking for a delicious cookie that you can feel great about enjoying, here it is:

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Almond Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups Almond Butter (or 1 container of Natural Grocers Fresh Ground Almond Butter)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips or Trail Mix (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the almond butter, eggs, baking soda, salt, and honey together with a hand mixer or spatula.
  3. Cut open and scrape out the insides of the vanilla pod. Add it to you batter.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips, trail mix, or other add in ingredients.
  5. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop out rounded tablespoons and place them a couple inches apart on your cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!  

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Now if you are looking for a fun Cinco De Mayo twist or you enjoy trying new flavors, instead of using chocolate or trail mix go for this instead:

  1. 1 tsp Anise Seed
  2. zest of 1 Lemon
  3. 1 tsp Cinnamon
  4. 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar

Stir the anise seed and lemon zest into the batter. In a separate bowl, mix the cinnamon and coconut sugar together. After scooping out your cookie dough, press each cookie down slightly. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on the top of the cookies. Bake per the directions. Then enjoy a bizcochitos style cookie!

Weather you are whipping up a batch of cookies for an office potluck, kids birthday party, or Cinco de Mayo BBQ this recipe won’t disappoint! Go get your bake on and chow down because these babies are basically guilt free!  Enjoy my friends and May the fourth be with you!