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Paleo Soft American Style Cookies 3 ways! - Grain & Gluten Free, Vegan option



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Basic Dough

  • 100 grams almonds, see notes for nut free version
  • 100 grams sunflower butter, peanut butter or other nut/seed butter
  • 100 grams Butter or coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs, or 3 small
  • 50-100 grams coconut sugar or honey or maple syrup
  • 100 grams banana flour, or buckwheat, tapioca or chestnut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, or 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, only if using UNsalted butter

Tollhouse (Chocolate Chip/Chunk) Variation

  • 100 grams dark chocolate, chips or pieces
  • 100 grams Walnuts or Pecans

Spiced Oatmeal Varitation

  • 100 grams sultanas or rasins
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 50-100 grams shaved coconut or flaked almonds

Applesauce Variation

  • 100 grams cooking apples, roughly diced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 100g sultanas or rasins or currants

Recipe's preparation

    Basic Cookie Dough & Variants
  1. Choose your variation, you only need the basic dough and the ingredients for your chosen variant, not for all three.  Preheat your oven to 180'C or 170'C for fan forced. 


  2. Weigh in the almonds and grind for 10 secs./speed 10.  For Applesauce variation add the apple and grate for another 10 secs./speed 10.  

  3. Add the nut or seed butter, butter, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and salt if using.  For Spiced Oatmeal or Applesauce variations add extra spices now.  

  4. Beat your butter mix for 20 secs./slowly increasing to speed 5.  

  5. Add the banana flour and baking soda.  

  6. Mix for 20 seconds on speed 5.  

  7. For Tollhouse variation add the chocolate/nuts now. For Spiced Oatmeal add the sultanas and flakes. For Applesauce add the sultanas.  Mix for 10 seconds on speed 3.  

  8. Line a baking tray with baking paper or your Thermomat. Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto your tray leaving a good size space between for spreading and rising.  

  9. Bake for 20 minutes (checking after 15) or until golden, baked through and firm to touch on top.   

  10. Cool on baking racks and enjoy!



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For a nut free version either use an extra 100g of sunflower butter and omit almonds. Or use 100g sunflowers and either 100g tahini or 100g sunflower butter. 


I have tried the basic batter with peanut butter (GAPS), sunflower butter, all peanut butter and no almonds, buckwheat flour, two brands of banana flour, coconut oil and butter (butter is better). Have also tried all three variants as recipe is with almonds, sunflower butter and butter plus relevan additions. Cinnamon is not necesary but it is lovely in all three, if your adverse to cinnamon omit. 

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  • Made apple version- yum!!

    Submitted by Bttn on 4. July 2018 - 17:08.

    Made apple version- yum!!

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  • Have made this serveral times

    Submitted by poppyb on 18. April 2016 - 17:56.

    Have made this serveral times with my own variations, Apple still a favourite. Had none of the issues above, great gluten free alternative


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  • Turned out ok, too much oil

    Submitted by Passionfruit on 20. August 2014 - 14:38.

    Turned out ok, too much oil and less time in oven, only 15 minutes needed. Wouldnt make them again

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