With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I was trying to come up with a fun treat for the kids besides our typical chocolate covered strawberries (which are glorious by the way). A couple months ago, I received a sample of Nikki’s Flavored Coconut Butter to try out. I have to be honest, I have been eating it by the spoonful or in my coffee (which is amazing!) as a treat every now and again. Since I posted the recipe for Pumpkin Cake Bars with Cinnamon Icing last week though, I have been dreaming about making a frosting with my Nikki’s Coconut Butter. I used the Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie flavor to make the most wonderful chocolate frosting! I used it to top this Paleo sugar cookie recipe I found. It is the perfect cookie for any occasion! I have a feeling these will be popping up at many birthday parties in the future!
Note: I also made a strawberry frosting (because I needed pink somewhere!) using a regular coconut butter. I don’t have the Vanilla Cake Batter flavor from Nikki’s, but I have a feeling it would be glorious instead!
Paleo Sugar Cookie by The Healthy Gluten-Free Life (I made the soft variation of the recipe)
Before going Paleo, I use to make a version of this with oatmeal and peanut butter. I think I actually like this Paleo version better! I have an aversion to using olive oil in baked goods, so I did substitute the olive oil with coconut oil. I think this made it a little more runny- I just had to wait about 30 minutes after mixing it together to scoop it onto the parchment paper. It was still delicious!
I have searched for a good Paleo substitute for chocolate chip cookies since I went Paleo over 2 years ago! This one has finally resulted in the end of my search! I got this recipe from my friend, Stacey (who is an awesome Paleo baker!). It calls for a mixture of coconut flour, blanched almond flour and almond meal. Using the almond meal is basically a way to cut down cost, since the meal is about half the price, but you could use all blanched almond meal instead if you wish!
I don’t know about you, but I always associate the holidays with way too many cookies! There are Christmas cookie parties…you give cookies to your relatives, neighbors, kids’ teachers…not to mention, the stores are loaded with Christmas cookie tins and accessories all enticing you to bake Christmas cookies! Well, I have decided to arm you with some of my favorite Paleo cookie recipes (12 days of Paleo cookies to be exact) and not only that! BeeFree Gluten-Free Bakery is teaming up with me to give away a dozen of their delicious gluten-free cookies plus a bag of their Paleo-friendly Warrior Cereal to one winner and a bag of Warrior Cereal to one runner-up! I know you have read about how much my family loves the Warrior Cereal. It really is a must for Busy Paleo families! Now let me tell you about their cookies! OMGosh they are delicious! They have one Paleo-friendly variety called the Chocolate Cherry Bliss. My kids love this cookie! It is chewy and sweet and everything you would expect out of a cookie. They also have quite a few gluten-free cookies (not exactly Paleo, but a much better alternative for a holiday cheat). Among them are a Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Crinkle Cookie, and Vegan Cowboy (my personal favorite). This giveaway is perfect for those holiday gatherings- or to eat by yourself!…I’m not here to judge See below to find out how to enter!