Paleo AIP Applesauce Spice Cookies

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Fall. Apples. Spices. And Paleo AIP Apple Spice Cookies.

My week is made. 

Well, maybe my month.

paleo aip applesauce cookie

When I started eating Paleo, I noticed the huge difference that cutting sugar out made for me (and the huge difference when I decided to cheat!), but what I had a hard time understanding was that the interaction of any sweetener was really affecting my ability to function. I’ve had anxiety for years, but this year I started seeing how sugars and sweets can bring me into a panic attack faster than anything.

And I’ve started to see some reactions to sweeteners, even while on AIP. So I’ve cut them out, and use them incredibly sparingly. Which makes baking good treats really difficult.

So I have to adapt.

Apples don’t bother me at all. I took a wild leap of faith and ate some one night to see.

Nope. No reaction.

I tried applesauce next, because you can substitute applesauce for a sweetener in most cases, if you decrease the dry ingredients in a recipe. And again, I had no reaction.

I WAS SAVED.

Because, if you’ve switched to Paleo, and then from Paleo to AIP, and then to a low-histamine, low-carb AIP, you realize that there are only a few precious things in this life.

And one of those is cookies.

I quickly substituted the sweetener out of my favorite tigernut flour “oatmeal” cookie recipe and baked it, waiting with apprehension. I was hoping they would at least taste okay.

I can deal with okay. I just can’t deal without cookies. 

And the Paleo AIP Apple Spice Cookies were perfect. Just enough sweetness, just enough crispness.

Plus, I love the apple, cinnamon, and ginger mix! It’s so perfect for fall.

If you don’t have tigernut flour yet, go ahead and grab some here or on amazon. I love using tigernut for cookie recipes, and it is superior to almond flour for certain types (like my oatmeal raisin cookies).

Also, if you are interested in substituting other ingredients in Paleo/AIP recipes, check out my conversion charts!

 

paleo aip applesauce cookies

Paleo AIP Applesauce Spice Cookies

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Soften coconut butter and coconut oil in microwave for ten seconds. Remove and stir until semi-liquid.
  4. Add applesauce to dry mix if cold, and cut it in as you would a shortening. Add butter and oil and mix until combined.
  5. Spoon drop dough, or lay dough between two sheets of parchment paper, roll out, and cut into shapes using a water glass or cookie cutter. Transfer to pre-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Remove and let cool on baking sheet.

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Paleo AIP Applesauce Spice Cookies
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Serves: 18
 
Sweetener-free tigernut cookies with just a hint of spice.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup tigernut flour
  • ¾ cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbs gelatin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup coconut butter
  • ¼ cup applesauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Soften coconut butter and coconut oil in microwave for ten seconds. Remove and stir until semi-liquid.
  4. Add applesauce to dry mix if cold, and cut it in as you would a shortening. Add butter and oil and mix until combined.
  5. Spoon drop dough, or lay dough between two sheets of parchment paper, roll out, and cut into shapes using a water glass or cookie cutter. Transfer to pre-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Remove and let cool on baking sheet.

 

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