Paleo Soft Molasses Spice Cookies

YUMMLY
13Ingredients
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160Calories

Description

Tender and a little sandy textured, these cookies have the molasses-spice flavor of the traditional treat, but are Paleo-diet-friendly. They get their crisp exterior from a combination of arrowroot flour and coconut sugar. If you follow a no-dairy v…

rsion of Paleo, substitute coconut oil for butter (either way, the cookies are great with a glass of almond milk). Depending on the brand of coconut sugar, the cookies may come out more cinnamon-colored or a darker brown. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Caroline Wright.

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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot flour (buy at natural foods stores and some grocery stores)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (buy at natural foods stores and some grocery stores)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened; or use coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (for dough; buy at natural foods stores and some grocery stores)
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar (for coating; buy at natural food stores and some grocery stores)
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    Directions

    1. Whisk together almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    2. Put butter, coconut sugar, and molasses in a medium bowl. Beat with a mixer on low speed to blend; then increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg until blended.
    3. Stir dry ingredients into molasses mixture until well blended. Scrape dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pat into a disk. Wrap dough and freeze until firm and very cold, about 1 hour.
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    160Calories
    Sodium6% DV150mg
    Fat15% DV10g
    Protein4% DV2g
    Carbs5% DV16g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories160Calories from Fat90
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat10g15%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol25mg8%
    Sodium150mg6%
    Potassium100mg3%
    Protein2g4%
    Calories from Fat90
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Sugars8g16%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium4%
    Iron4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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