Happy New Year! I am not sure about you but my new year did not start off the way I wanted it too… I spent the first week not the couch. Gave me a lot of time to think, and out of that came this recipe. I wanted to celebrate that I was recently granted the PaleoApproved status for my blog from Dr. Sarah Balayante’s site the Paleo Mom. In a nutshell, this just means that I am following the guidelines outlined for the autoimmune protocol. The Paleo Mom has many great resources. Click here to check out all the details related to autoimmune disease and the protocol.
So that being said, this cookie uses an autoimmune paleo cult favourite, tiger nuts, in two forms. The flour and the butter (which in this recipe resembles peanut butter…mmm). Rebecca from Lichen Loving Paleo has created two amazeballs recipes for homemade tiger nut butter. No-nut tiger nut spread found here or tiger nut butter 2.0 found here. I just love this recipe because it really surprises you. The soft dough tastes amazing, but doesn’t seem to be much. The first pulled from the oven, these cookies remain very soft. Don’t be dismayed! Let them cool on the counter, and then rest in the fridge overnight and they will blow your mind! They taste like buttery-shortbread. And who doesn’t like that, especially when you know they do not contain all that sugar.
So without further ado… let’s just get us to the first recipe of the year.
- 2 cups tiger nut flour
- ½ c tapioca starch
- ½ c tiger nut butter
- ½ c melted palm oil shortening
- ⅓ c melted coconut oil
- ¼ c coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ c enjoy life chocolate chips (AIP reintroduction)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In the bowl of food processor add all ingredients
- Pulse several times, then blend until smooth
- you may have to scrape down the sides several times
- add in chocolate chips if using.
- Scoop by tbsp onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- bake for 12 minutes
- cool on the counter before placing in the fridge
- Cookies taste the best once completely cooled.
* This post shared on Allergy Free Thursday and AIP Roundtable