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Last Updated on November 29, 2020

This easy no-chill paleo sugar cookies are the perfect holiday cookie! They’re dairy-free but taste buttery and you can cut them out into many fun holiday shapes.

paleo sugar cookies on a plate

It is not a holiday without paleo sugar cookies or, if you’re my husband, snickerdoodles without cream of tarter.

I used to eat my weight in sugar cookies every single year so you know I was doing a happy dance and forgetting about calories and carbs when I came up with this paleo sugar cookies beauty.

Ground cashews in a food processor as an ingredient for paleo sugar cookies

I decided to do everything in my food processor so I wouldn’t have to hand mix the dough.

Seriously, this is the easiest way to do it. If you don’t want to make the cashew flour from scratch you can buy it now ( you couldnt when I first created this recipe).

paleo sugar cookies dough on a sheet

Paleo Sugar Cookie dough goodness and only one container to clean when you’re done.

Seriously this is the main reason I LOVE using my food processor. Instead of using 10 different bowls to make a recipe there is only ONE.

What you need for this Paleo Sugar Cookies Recipe:

Instructions

Do not preheat your oven. Timing is based on putting into a cold oven.

Grind the cashews into a flour in your food processor.

Next add in the coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda and tapioca flour and pulse to combine.

Then add the ghee vanilla, egg and honey and pulse until you have a cookie dough.

Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment and cut with your cookie cutters. Place them on a piece of parchment paper and then bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.

Looking for more Holiday Treats? Check out these delicious recipes

Gingerbread Cake Roll (Swiss Roll)

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Egg Nog

paleo sugar cookies cut into gingerbread man cooling on a baking sheet
paleo sugar cookies on a plate
Yield: 6

Paleo Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These paleo sugar cookies are buttery soft and the perfect sweetness

Instructions

  1. Do not preheat your oven. Timing is based on putting into a cold oven.
  2. Grind the cashews into a flour in your food processor.
  3. Next add in the coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda and tapioca flour and pulse to combine.
  4. Then add the ghee vanilla, egg and honey and pulse until you have a cookie dough.
  5. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment and cut with your cookie cutters. Place them on a piece of parchment paper and then bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g

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Jenny

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

I love this recipe! I’ve used it many times as written, but do you know if I can sub cashew butter for the cashews? I got some on sale! If so, how much cashew butter in place of the 1 cup of cashews? Thank you!!!

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 5th of July 2021

I would start with 1/2 cup and increase the amount based on how the dough looks.

Jeannette M. Wilson

Saturday 8th of August 2020

It may be obvious to some, but I have to ask-do I put the cookies on parchment paper, then onto a baking sheet and into the oven, or do I put the parchment sheet with cookies directly onto the oven's baking rack? Also, cashews are probably best, but I have almond flour I need to use up-have you made these with almond or other nut flours? Thanks Jeannette

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 10th of August 2020

I left them on the parchment paper. You can sub almond flour and honestly you will need to use your best judgement. I would start with the same amount and add about 1/4 cup at a time until you have the same consistency you see in the photo. Best of luck!

Jenny

Monday 17th of December 2018

This recipe looks great! For number of servings that you have 6. Does that mean that it makes only 6 cookies?

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

It makes more than 6 so you can have two

Brittni

Sunday 24th of December 2017

I made these today and was pleasantly surprised at how easy these are to pull together and the added bonus of the cookies retaining their shape and the double added bonus of them tasting fantastic was just a total delight. The cookies are just sweet enough and taste very light and delicious. I did make a change due to not having everything on hand. I followed all the directions but I did sub softened butter for the ghee and I used coconut sugar in place of honey (followed the measurements used in the recipe though). This recipe will be a staple in our baking file no doubt!

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

So glad you enjoyed them hun.

Alex Pappas

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Would you recommend any substitute for the cashews? Possibly almonds?

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

yes, you can substitute this hun.

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