Paleo Crispy Ginger Cookies

Paleo Crispy Ginger Cookies |

Cookies, it happened and it is rare around these parts. Not because I don’t want to. In fact, I always envisioned myself being the mom who had fresh baked cookies every couple of days around the house. The smell, the goodness, the comfort, you know like A+ wife and mom. Then reality hits and I almost never, nope, never make cookies. ->FAIL<-

But then I remind myself that those perfect cookie making people are fictional, only appearing on TV shows, right? Don’t correct me if I’m wrong, just let me believe that it doesn’t happen. Just like babies really don’t sleep through the night until they are 6 plus months old…. right? Right? Okay, glad I am correct about that. ->AHEM<-

So cookies it was. A rarity but when your four year old comes home day after day begging to make cookies I can’t resist. Tis the Christmas holiday. When I think of cookies, I always dream of spices. To me there is something so festive about spiced ginger cookies. So we set off to make these miraculous, perfectly crinkled, soft, chewy, ginger cookies. We mixed the ingredients, perfected the spices and popped them in the oven to bake only to watch them spread, and spread, and spread…..

Paleo Crispy Ginger Cookies |

NOOOOO, doomed and defeated. My little blob of cookie dough turned into this monstrous thin, crispy yet chewy…. deliciousness. They were delicious! –>HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH<– The day was saved. Until the hubs came in took a look a the very uneven cookies we had created and said, “What, are you going to call these rustic too?” ->GASP<-

Say what?!? Rustic? Yes, I know I use that descriptive word a lot but was he really dissing my cookies? Shame on him. What he didn’t know is that these ‘rustic’ and very thin cookies were a taste of Heaven and he was surely going to miss out. That was until I notice him two handing it with cookies.

Paleo Crispy Ginger Cookies |

Rustic, huh?

Nope, that is when the description of thin & crispy ginger cookies emerged. There really is a thing and that thing is these, drizzled in white chocolate (I did it again) and sprinkled with crushed peppermint because I just can’t get enough of this combo. Cookies for Santa or cookies for dad? Cookies for dad because Santa deserves a much healthier meal.

You know you can’t get enough energy to fly around all night delivering toys on a belly full of cookies. Plus, can you image that stomach ache from all of that sugar? Poor Santa. So what do we leave….wait here is the dilemma, our kids don’t think Santa will eat the food we eat. ->SIGH<- Is that a pathetic excuse of an answer or what?!? Santa, doesn’t eat the food we eat spoken straight from my four-year-olds mouth.

So cookies for Santa it is. Let’s just chock it up to Santa: 1 Mom:0 but I did manage to sneak in a good lesson on how sugary foods makes our bodies feel. Wherever you can, wherever you can. ->SIGH<-

Paleo Crispy Ginger Cookies |

Paleo Crispy Ginger Cookies
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 30
  • 1¾ cup Almond flour
  • ⅔ cup Tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground cloves
  • ½ tsp Allspice
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • pinch of Black Pepper
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Coconut sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Molasses
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients (almond flour through pepper).
  4. In a separate bowl, cream butter (not melted) and sugar with a hand mixer.
  5. Add in eggs and mix to incorporate and then add in molasses, mix well.
  6. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix.
  7. Place ½ Tbsp of dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving 3-4 inches between cookies.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  9. Remove and place on a cooling wrack.
  10. Melt white chocolate, drizzle on cookies and sprinkle with crushed peppermint.

Guilt Free Caramel Corn |

Guilt Free Caramel Corn

Let’s be real with one another for just a minute, we all have the one indulgence you just need to have every once in a while right? Like that one food you love, can’t get enough of, would choose over the richest dessert? That for me is caramel corn. Crunchy, sweet, addicting caramel corn. I… 

Read More »

Three Ways To Use the Scale To Meet Your Goals |

Three Ways To Use The Scale To Reach Your Goals

Have you been told to throw out your scale? What if I told you that you didn’t have to do that? Tossing the scale is clearly all of the rage and I once was a big promoter of this as well. We all have a different relationship with the scale, some healthy, some not. To so… 

Read More »

Grain Free Biscuits and Gravy |

Grain Free Biscuits and Gravy

Breakfast, it’s back just as promised. This time it is a “healthified” request. Because you can make those you know….you know that right? Send a recipe suggestion and I will try to create the healthy, real food version. First up, biscuits and gravy. I’m not going to lie, this is not something I would normally… 

Read More »

Grain Free Spiced Apple Coffee Cake with Caramel Sauce |

Grain Free Apple Coffee Cake with Caramel Sauce

Are you ready for breakfast overload? It’s happening, right here on the blog. As I was planning (because I do that now ->COUGH<-) my posts for the rest of the month I realized that I may have gone a bit overboard with the breakfast recipes and we’re not talking eggs with veggies. We’re diving into… 

Read More »

Smoothie in a bowl |

The Health Benefits of Chewing Plus A Smoothie Bowl

The last time you had something to eat, did you give any thought to how long you chewed? Most likely not, as chewing is done as a habit or unconscious reflex. As soon as a piece of food enters your mouth, you chew and swallow. This is probably done far too quickly, especially if you… 

Read More »

Paleo Sweet Potato Chili |

Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

One of my best tips and tricks to eating healthy, all the time, without compromise is having food on hand. Okay, we can’t really call that a trick or tip because that is just common sense. But hear me out. The reason so many people can’t seem to get on the health wagon and stay… 

Read More »

Gingerbread Flatbread with White Chocolate and Peppermint |

Gingerbread Flatbread with White Chocolate and Peppermint

Gingerbread for the sake of December, Peppermint for the sake of Christmas, white chocolate for the sake of white chocolate and just so we can stand at the kitchen counter and shovel in as many pieces of the spiced gingerbread flatbread, with crunchy peppermint pieces, all doused in white chocolate  as we can. With class of… 

Read More »

Fat Burning Christmas Spiced Tea |

Fat Burning Spiced Christmas Tea

The fat burning fats We have been greatly mis-informed the past few decades on the importance of fat in our diet. Fat has gotten a bad rap, but the truth is, fat is an essential component in our diet. We need fat in order to live. Essential fatty acids are needed for healthy brain function,… 

Read More »

Secret Ingredient Taco Soup |

Secret Ingredient Taco Soup

The temperatures have dropped, no I take that back, plummeted. Like below zero, bone-chilling cold. So what do you do? Stay inside, possibly in your sweats all day (I really need no excuse to stay in sweatpants) and browse the internet for those lingering cyber Monday sales. Because that’s what I get to do all day……. 

Read More »

Best of Paleo 2014 |

The Best of Paleo 2014 Cookbook

20% Off Black Friday SALE! A couple months ago, I was asked to help contribute to a e-cookbook for the Best of Paleo 2014. This book contains 150 recipes by 25 of the top cooks in the Paleo community of bloggers, chefs and authors (including me –>EEK<–). Each contributor was asked to submit their top… 

Read More »