Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles

by brenda on December 15, 2011

I promised that I would share some Christmas cookies, so here you go! Don’t forget to participate in The Healthiest Fudge on the Planet Contest! You could win a $25 Amazongift card! 🙂

I made these goodies on the day that many people in my family began throwing up! There were not many of us who could test these, but that just meant more for us; right? 😉 They’re not exactly like traditional Snickerdoodles, but they hit the craving, for me. Try them and tell me what you think!

Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles


4  eggs

3/4 c honey

1 tsp   vanilla extract

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 c  butter, softened

3/4 c coconut flour (where to buy coconut flour)

2 tsp  cinnamon



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine eggs, honey, vanilla, salt and butter and mix well. Sprinkle in the coconut flour and mix until combined. Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes to thicken. Scoop tablespoons of this batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle cinnamon over each blob of batter. Bake for 10-15 minutes.


And I’m totally inspired by the other GAPS legal Christmas cookies I am finding on the web these days!

Check out Jenny’s Grain Free Gingerbread Men, made with date sugar! I got to meet Jenny at WAPF in Texas & she invited me to sit with her at dinner the first night when I knew no-one! Talk about Southern hospitality from a Colorado girl! 🙂

Watch this video for Jill’s Coconut Date Linzer Cookies! Jill is a chiropractor in NY, and met her at WAPF this year–a VERY nice lady!

I cannot believe that Jill also came up with a Roll Out Cookie dough with coconut flour and almond flour!! Isn’t that AWESOME?!

And these Coconut Pecan Drop Cookies from Jill might just make their way to your cookie tray? 😉

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Jill December 15, 2011 at 6:10 am

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for sharing my cookies here. Your snickerdoodles look awesome!


Brenda December 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Jill, no problem! I’m so excited about your cookie recipes, too! 🙂


Lori @ Laurel of Leaves December 15, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have always loooooved Snickerdoodles, so I’m super excited to see a healthy version! Going to share this recipe with my sister-in-law, too. She’s been looking for good recipes to use coconut flour with. Thanks!


Brenda December 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Lori, great! Share, I hope she enjoys it! 🙂


Mvmill December 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hey Brenda-
You mention butter in the directions but not in the ingredients list. If we need to use it, how much? Thanks!


Brenda December 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Sorry! 1/2 c softened!


Nicole16670 December 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Hi Brenda! How much butter do we use? These look delicious. Can’t wait to try these myself.


Brenda December 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I’ll add it to the recipe right away! 1/2 c! 🙂


Karin December 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

I can’t wait to try these this weekend. My son loves snickerdoodle. I have a friend who is another blogger and have been trying to coax her into developing a healthy version. Thank you!


Lisa April 4, 2012 at 10:38 am

I made these today but, used real maple syrup instead of honey and SOOOO good! I will for sure be making these again!
I also think I am going to mess around and try different add-ins like white chocolate and macadamia nuts!


Kim July 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm

These are wonderful cookies. They are light and fluffy and delicious. I made them for my son and I tonight and he loves them too! We are new to becoming vegetarians. So this recipe is especially nice to have. Thank you very much. :0))


Bianca November 25, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Really good! Thanks for posting! Happy to have found a light and fluffy Primal cookie!


Hannah Bagasao January 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

This is one of the best coconut flour cookie recipes that I’ve ever tasted! It tastes just like a snickerdoodle, but I’ve tried making it into cookie bars too, and even leaving the cinnamon out and adding chocolate chips. It’s basically a great base for any sort of cookie!


Megan September 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm

in the oven! Made a few modifications.
Used Grape seed oil instead of butter and corriander in stead of cinnamon.


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