paleo saturdays | seriously almond cookies


Jamieson is on our social media and online community team, and is a registered holistic nutritionist and passionate runner. As well, she's a local improv comedian, which is super rad.

We asked seven Paleo enthusiasts for their favourite recipe, which we’ve shared for the last six Saturdays. Below—and you should be salivating already—is the last one. Now there's no excuse for any caveman crankiness because we all have a tasty new dish for every day of the week. Have you got a favourite Paleo recipe to share? We'd love to taste it.

This last recipe is from me, Jamieson! Think you can’t adapt a Paleo diet to a vegetarian or vegan one? Check out websites like Paleo Vegetarians for recipes. These Seriously Almond Cookies are seriously delicious and a great way to satisfy a sweets attack.

• 1½ cups blanched almond flour
• ¼ tsp sea salt
• ¼ tsp baking soda
• ⅛ tsp cinnamon
• 2 tbs melted coconut oil
• 1¼ tsp vanilla extract
• ¼ tsp almond extract
• ¼ cup pure maple syrup
• 15 sliced almonds
• psst… sometimes I add a dark chocolate chip or two to each cookie as well (do it, it’s good)

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl. Use a fork to mix and press out any clumps. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond extract and maple syrup. Mix well. Pour wet ingredients into dry and use a fork to mix until well combined. It may be a bit sticky and that is okay. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and use a teaspoon to scoop batter. You should get 15 cookies using a flat teaspoon. Use your fingers to flatten the cookies a bit and top each cookie with a sliced almond (or sneaky chocolate chips). Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool a couple minutes on baking sheet then remove to a wire cooling rack. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container. Bon appétit!

almond cookies

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