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Last Updated on September 26, 2023
Have you been hunting for AIP cookies that you can make from home? These cookies are suitable for the autoimmune protocol and use grain-free, gluten-free ingredients, and of course they don’t contain any dairy. So, if you have a craving for cookies, check out these AIP cookie recipes.
With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought doing an autoimmune paleo cookie round-up would be a fun idea. Who doesn’t love a good cookie?
My favorite cookie growing up was my mom’s “Christmas Crescent Cookies” a/k/a Italian Wedding Cookies. She made the little beauties using real butter and ground walnuts (not almonds as most recipes I’ve found) and they were heavenly – not too sweet, delicate, melt-in-your mouth.
But now that I am in the AIP elimination stage, I wanted to find some great go-to cookie recipes that can be eaten on an AIP diet for everyday as well as special occasions. Scroll down for a list of the best and most tasty AIP cookies.
Autoimmune Protocol Sweets
The autoimmune protocol (AIP) shouldn’t make you feel deprived at the holidays, so indulge and enjoy yourself – but don’t overdo it! Too many sweets, even of the natural variety, can trigger an autoimmune flare. So use caution and listen to your body.
If baking cookies from scratch isn’t your thing, or you’d like the convenience of having AIP-compliant cookie dough on hand that can be baked off easily, Paleo on the Go has come up with two great flavors – Sugar Cookie and Gingerbread! Both varieties even come with AIP icing so you can decorate them after baking.
AIP baking is much different than “regular” baking. An AIP recipe ingredient list might consist of organic coconut flour, organic gemini tigernut flour, cassava flour, arrowroot flour, tapioca starch, and organic palm shortening.
Instead of using white sugar, you’ll see recipes call for natural sugars like organic maple syrup, coconut sugar, coconut nectar, raw wildflower honey, vanilla powder, carob powder, and homemade carob chips.
AIP Cookie Recipes
If you are craving a chewey cookie, paleo chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodle, or pumpkin cookies, check out these recipes for cookies you can eat on the AIP diet.
Let’s take a look at some recipes for delicious cookies. Get out your parchment paper and baking sheet and let’s go!
1. Snickerdoodle Paleo Cookie
The Curious Coconut is one of my favorite recipe sites! Amanda’s Maple Glazed Snickerdoodles are delicious and you will love them.
They are made with fairly simple ingredients: cassava flour, coconut flour, sea salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, granulated sweetener of choice (like sucanat), unsweetened apple sauce, palm shortening, coconut oil, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.
2. AIP Spice Cookies
If you enjoy spice cookies, check out these Paleo AIP Applesauce Spice Cookies. They call for these ingredients: tigernut flour, arrowroot powder, gelatin, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, coconut oil, coconut butter, and applesauce.
3. Pumpkin Spice Autoimmune Paleo Cookies
Pumpkin Spice Dehydrator Cookies This AIP-Compliant cookie recipe from The Paleo Mom uses a dehydrator instead of an oven!
4. N’oatmeal Cookies
These N’oatmeal Creme Pies from He Won’t Know It’s Paleo are great for when you are craving an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie.
5. AIP Ginger Cookies
AIP Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Cream from Grazed and Enthused uses the following ingredients: sweet potato flour, arrowroot starch, lemon, baking soda, sea salt, grass fed gelatin, ground ginger, honey, coconut oil, palm shortening, and mashed white sweet potato (used in the lemon cream).
6. AIP Lemon Cream Sandwich Cookies
Lemon Cream Sandwich Cookies – these lemon cream AIP cookies use tigernut flour and pureed plantain as the base.
7. AIP Oreos
Do you miss oreo cookies? This recipe for Paleo Oreo Cookies by Forest & Fauna has notes to make these cookies for the AIP diet.
8. Autoimmune Lemon Cookies
Autoimmune Paleo Lemon Cookies – If you love lemon cookies and are looking for that wonderful flavor of lemon, then these will not dissapoint! This AIP lemon cookie recipe is from He Won’t Know It’s Paleo (guest post on Empowered Sustenance)
9. Paleo Pumpkin Cookies
Paleo Pumpkin Cookies – Purely Twins has a yummy pumpkin cookie recipe that is AIP compliant without any grains, gluten, dairy, eggs or soy.
10. AIP “Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies
Do you love oatmeal cookies? These “Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies from Our Grain Free Life use tigernut flour instead of oatmeal, since oatmeal is off-limits on an AIP diet. You get a great texture and flavor from these cookies.
11. Nutter Butter Cookie Recipe
Chewy Nutter Butter Cookies This AIP cookie recipe from Beyond the Bite uses coconut flour, tigernut flour, shredded coconut and other simple ingredients.
12. AIP Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – Paleo’ish on a Dime came up with a great recipe for a chewy, pumpkin flavored cookie that has a slight crunch on the outside.
13. AIP Sugar Cookies
So you miss sugar cookies? Check out these Iced Sugar Cookies recipe by Beyond the Bite. They use cassava flour as the main base and non-hydrogenated palm shortening, coconut milk, vanilla, and maple sugar for the icing.
14. Banana Spice Cookies
Chewy Banana Spice Cookies – These autoimmune paleo chewy banana spice cookies by Empowered Sustenance are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
15. Grain Free Spiced Cookies
Looking for a good Grain Free Spice Cookie Recipe? Whole New Mom has an autoimmune paleo, dairy & egg free cookie recipe you are sure to love.
16. AIP Carob Cookies
Cherry Carob Cookies – Not only do these carob cookies hit the spot when you are craving chocolate, they are easy to make.
17. Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies
Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies Delicious Obsessions has a recipe for jam-filled thumbprint cookies that are gluten, dairy, nut, seed, egg free, and suitable for the autoimmune paleo diet.
18. AIP Shortbread Cookies
Looking for an easy shortbread recipe you can use that’s AIP compliant? These Paleo Maple Shortbread cookies from Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed only use 4 ingredients plus salt! How easy is that?
19. Molasses Cookies
Molasses Cookies From Eat Heal Thrive are paleo, AIP and vegan. They will definitely take you back toyour childhood.
20. AIP Chewy “Chocolate” Cookies
When you are craving chewy cookie with chocolate chips, you might feel discouraged on AIP. You are in luck with these Chewy “Chocolate” Chunk Cookies from Flame to Fork. Instead of chocolate chips, you’ll be using carob chips.
21. AIP Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons – Do you miss macaroons? Sweet Treats has a great recipe that is sure to please.
22. AIP Spice Cookies
This recipe for AIP Spice Cookies by The Real Food Guide is super easy to make! It will be done and ready to eat in just over a half an hour from start-to-finish.
23. Snowball Cookies
These AIP Snowball Cookies from Grazed and Enthused use Japanese sweet potato, but don’t let that stop you 9it’s not as weird as it sounds). There’s lots of variations and add-ins you can use.
24. Shortbread Cookies #2
These Paleo, AIP, Vegan Shortbread Cookies from Eat Heal Thrive use coconut flour and are done in less than 30 minutes.
25. Banana Bread Cookies
Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Banana Bread Cookies – These banana bread cookies from Beyond the Bite use some interesting ingredients. Wondering what I mean? You’ll just have to see for yourself!
26. Vanilla Cookies
Sweet Potato, Coconut, and Vanilla Cookies from Healing Family Eats are compliant for AIP, paleo, and low histamine diets. They call for weet potato puree and are sweetened with coconut nectar.
27. Marbled Cookie
These Marbled Chocolate Cookies are soft allergy-friendly and vegan cookies that youc an eat while on the autoimmune protocol. They use a mixture of cassava flour and coconut flour and carob to make it AIP compliant.
28. AIP/Paleo Crinkle Cookies
These small batch Paleo Crinkle Cookies cookies are coconut AND cassava free! Instead, they use tigernut flour and arrowroot starch.
29. ‘Chocolate’ Chip Cookies (Coconut Free)
Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Did you think they were off limits on an AIP diet? Think again! These AIP “Chocolate” Chip Cookies are soy, nut, grain, dairy and chocolate free!
30. Gingerbread Cookies (AIP, Paleo)
Gingerbread Cookies are a great cookie to bake around the holidays.
31. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (grain free, paleo, gluten free)
I love oatmeal raisin cookies! Since you cannot eat oatmeal on an AIP diet, you have to find a work-around. Check out these yummy AIP “Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies.
32. Crispy Chewy Honey Cookies (AIP, Paleo)
These Crispy Chewy Honey Cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth if you want something that’s both chewy and crunchy at the same time.
33. Crispy Cinnamon Thin Cookies – Coconut-free
Are you looking for a crispy cinnamon cookie that is free from coconut?
When you are dealing with food sensitivities it can be difficult to find healthy treat recipes that you can have. The good news is there are many cookie recipes that are not only easy to make, but also taste great. To top that off, they are healthy cookies that use great ingredients.