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    Super Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies

    Super Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies

    Super Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies for a simple grain, dairy and gluten-free dessertSuper Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies

    There is something about soft cookies that just get me.

    Literally I am a sucker for cookies in general but those soft pillowy ones just hit da SPOT every single time, and these Super Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies do just that.

    There are very few cookies I enjoy that don’t have chocolate in them. And I have to say, this may be the first cookie I really enjoyed for dessert that satisfied my sweet tooth craving without chocolate in it. But that just shows you how dreamy these maple pecan cookies really are.I was inspired to make these when I discovered maple sugar a couple months ago. Basically it is the same taste as maple syrup but in a sugar form. I don’t keep white sugar in the house unless it is in a specific product and usually bake with coconut sugar, maple syrup, dates or honey. Maple syrup is just the new item to add to my list.

    Maple sugar does indeed add a maple-y taste though so prepare yourself for a little pancake meets waffle reminder when you use it. It is also lighter in color unlike coconut sugar so the cookies aren’t as dark as when we use it.

    I brought some of the leftovers to my Flybarre instructor last week and they LOVED. After giving two away though, I was done letting everyone try these gems. That is until my parents got a hold of my stash and my dad couldn’t stop raving about them. I feel a sense of accomplishment when the king of desserts, my dad, enjoys my clean-treats.

    These soft cookies are paleo, grain-free, gluten-free AND are vegan. I promise that still taste amazing though 🙂

    WHAT YOU NEED

    Almond flour

    Arrowroot flour

    Maple sugar

    Coconut oil

    Almond butter

    Ground flaxseeds

    Vanilla extract

    Sea salt

    Pecans

    QUICK NOTES

    • I do not recommend subbing another flour for almond and arrowroot flour, these compliment each other really well in the recipe!
    • You can sub coconut sugar for maple if you prefer but the taste will be a bit different
    • These cookies stay well in an airtight container for about a week or you can freeze for longer
    • If pecans aren’t your thing, sub any nut you prefer!
    • Chia egg or regular egg will work as well

    Super Soft Paleo Maple Pecan CookiesSuper Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies

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    Super Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 12 mins
    Total Time 17 mins
    Yields About 15 cookies

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups almond flour
    • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour/starch
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 cup maple sugar (can sub coconut sugar too)
    • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
    • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
    • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water)
    • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
    2. Make flax eggs first by combing the ground flax seed with the water in a glass or small bowl and let sit for at least five minutes
    3. Add the almond flour, arrowroot flour and baking powder to a large mixing bowl and mix until combined
    4. Mix together the coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, almond butter, flax eggs, and vanilla in another mixing bowl
    5. Then add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined
    6. Mix the walnuts into the dough
    7. Use a small scoop to place 12 cookies on each baking sheet
    8. Bake for 12-14 minutes in oven

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    xx, Rach

    Super Soft Paleo Maple Pecan Cookies

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    7 Comments

  • Reply Nicole March 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

    these. look. AWESOME

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  • Reply Emily March 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I’ve never actually seen Maple Sugar, but I just got some almond butter sweetened with it, and it’s SO SO GOOD! I would love to try some maple sugar cookies.

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  • Reply Maria March 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    MAPLE AND PECAN are my favorite flavors!!!! These cookies look to die for!! WOWSAS! I am drooling, just thinking about it. (Note to self: Probably not something, you should admit.) 😉

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  • Reply Bethany @ athletic avocado March 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Soft, fluffy cookies are wayyyy better than crunch cookies in my opinion! These cookies look like little maple-pecan flavored clouds!

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  • Reply Alexis January 24, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Do you use Bob’s Red Mill arrowroot powder? Do you know if that’s organic?

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  • Reply Gabby April 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Could you sub maple syrup for the maple sugar?

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    • Reply Rachel April 12, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      i’d recommend coconut sugar then adding some maple syrup. you need the texture of the maple sugar for this so subbing liquid for sugar wouldn’t work

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