Before I started Whisks & Wildflowers, I never would have considered myself a baker. Sure, I like to play around with recipes and ingredients and see what fits. Honestly, my older sister Jaimie is the gluten-free baking queen. But alas, here I am today, sharing a cookie recipe that resulted from arbitrarily throwing ingredients into a bowl! These paleo spiced apple cider cookies honestly just scream “cozy vibes” – they made my apartment smell amazing, and made me want to curl up in front of my nonexistent fireplace. Like, if you could put this shit in a candle, I would burn it once the leaves start to turn.
Despite the name, these paleo spiced apple cider cookies contain no apple cider. (Honestly, I’m not sure how, but they still taste like it anyways.) These babies are spongey, soft, and sweet, with a little touch of that fall spice we all know and love. Perfect for dipping into a mug of warm tea, or eating them all in one sitting like we did. Now that I’m writing this, these would be amazing with some vanilla ice cream on top! Just a friendly suggestion. Also, like most of my recipes, all ingredients are paleo, but can be easily substituted with non-paleo alternatives if you prefer!
1 1/2 cup almond flour
4 Tbsp coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 scoops collagen
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 apple, chopped
1. Start by mixing wet ingredients together in a large bowl
2. One-by-one, add dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly
3. Scrape down all the sides of the bowl to form one large ball of dough at the bottom
4. Chill dough for minimum 3 hours, or overnight
5. Preheat oven to 350˚F
6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
7. With a spoon or cookie scoop (is that a thing?), scoop cookie dough into small balls of even sizes, and drop them on the tray
8. Bake for 16-18 minutes, let cool before serving, and enjoy!