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Dairy-free Paleo AIP Snickerdoodles with a decorative star anise on a countertop.

Paleo/AIP Snickerdoodles (Dairy-free, Egg-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Coconut-free option)


These dairy-free, paleo, AIP Snickerdoodles are thick, soft and divine! With a classic cinnamon-sugar crackle top and its signature slight tang, these cookies are made with unrefined sugar, warm spice and everything nice!


Units Scale

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

Cinnamon Sugar Topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, make the cinnamon sugar topping by combining maple or coconut sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cassava flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and sea salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together palm shortening, coconut or maple sugar and vanilla until smooth.* 
  5. Make a gelatin egg by combining gelatin and apple cider vinegar into a paste and quickly whisking in just-boiled water with a fork until there are no clumps of gelatin and the mixture is light and frothy. 
  6. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add in the palm shortening mixture and gelatin egg and stir to combine.
  7. Use a cookie scoop or a TBSP to portion out dough and roll into balls about 1 1/2 TBSP in size.
  8. Dip each ball of dough into the cinnamon sugar topping and arrange onto parchment-lined cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  9. Use the palm of your hand to gently press down each ball of dough to encourage the cookies to spread.**
  10. Bake cookies in the middle rack of your oven for 11-12 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. 


*You can use a stand mixer or handheld mixer to make the job easier, but a regular whisk and some elbow grease will do the job!

**If you desire a thicker cookie, feel free to skip this step. Pressing the dough down encourages the cookies to spread to create a more classic looking snickerdoodle cookie. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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