Paleo Snickerdoodles – that taste like the “real deal” – with just 7 net carbs and 3 grams of sugar? Read on!
There are a lot of culinary traditions around the Holiday Season. But there aren’t many more delicious than the strange-sounding, ever-popular (and quite addictive) Snickerdoodle Cookies.
The earliest version of these sweet and fragrant chewy cookies were enjoyed in New England and Pennsylvania as far back as the 1890s. Snickerdoodles are drop cookies, rolled in cinnamon sugar and then baked. As they cook, they puff up, crinkle and crisp unlike any other cookie.
But where did their crazy name come from?
Some people believe that “snickerdoodles” have a Dutch or German origin and that their name derives from “Schneckennudeln”, meaning cinnamon-dusted sweet rolls.
Like most traditional cookies, these cakey-sweet delicacies are notoriously high in sugar and carbs. Not to mention they’re often loaded with harmful ingredients like heart-stopping trans fats, inflammatory seed oils, refined white flour and preservatives.
For example, here are the ingredients in Betty Crocker’s Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix:
Sugar, Enriched Flour Bleached (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Cream of Tartar, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Corn Starch, Salt.
So, we set out to recreate this Christmas-time classic – without the grains, dairy or unhealthy fats. Using our super simple, nutrient-dense “Sugar” Cookie Mix (plus a secret ingredient), the results tasted just like the original… but without any of the guilt!
So, let’s get baking!
Paleo Snickerdoodles: The Simple Step By Step
First, gather your ingredients…
You’ll need one package of “Sugar” Cookies Mix, 1 large egg, 4 Tbsp. melted coconut oil or butter, 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1½ tsp. cream of tartar (this is the secret ingredient!), plus a little cinnamon and Coconut Sugar (or Erythritol) for rolling.
Add “Sugar” Cookies Mix, melted oil or butter, egg, vanilla and cream of tartar to a bowl. Mix to combine.
Preheat your oven to 350 F and combine your coconut sugar (or erythritol) and cinnamon.
Scoop up the cookie dough by 1-2 Tbsp. heaps and roll into a ball. Then drop each cookie ball in your cinnamon-sugar mix and dredge to coat.
Once you’ve completed all of the dough, place the cookie balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet, about two inches apart.
Pop in the oven and bake 12-14 minutes until golden and set. They should look like this…
Let your Paleo Snickerdoodles cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (if you can wait that long).
You’ll love these quick and delicious classic Paleo Snickerdoodle Cookies. More important, you’ll love how you feel after enjoying them!
- 1 “Sugar" Cookie Mix
- 1 egg
- 4 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp. cream of tartar
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine the coconut oil, egg, vanilla, cream of tartar and Sugar Cookies Mix In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and Erythritol or Coconut Sugar.
- Scoop dough by 1-2 Tbsp. heaps and roll into a ball. Dredge each cookie ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, then place on the baking sheet 2 inches apart.
- Transfer to the oven and bake 12-1 4 minutes until golden.
- Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes; then transfer to a cooling rack.
- Store in an airtight container.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (ONE PALEO SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE)*
110 calories, 8 g fat, 4 g saturated, 2 g monounsaturated, 1 g polyunsaturated, 17 mg cholesterol, 10 g carbohydrate, 8 g net carb, 3 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 1 g sugar alcohols, 37 mg phosphorous, 55 mg potassium, 88 mg sodium
*Made with coconut sugar
MACRONUTRIENT RATIO: 66% Fat | 7% Protein 27% Carbohydrate
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Wishing you & yours happy & healthy holidays!