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Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies

The following recipe and photography was provided courtesy of Heinen’s Club Fx Recipe Developer and Food Photographer, Allianna Moximchalk from Allianna’s Kitchen.

I am thrilled to share that holiday cookies can be made healthy without sacrificing any indulgence!

One of my favorite seasonal treats is a classic snickerdoodle cookie, which is often loaded with butter, sugar and processed flour. These Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies are a great alternative because they’re made from cassava flour instead of processed wheat flour and are naturally sweetened with coconut sugar; however you can use any of the Fx-approved natural sweeteners from this list.

Even better, this recipe only requires 10 minutes of hands-on time, which means you can have a warm batch of cookies on the table in 20 minutes.

Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Can I Make These Cookies Ahead of Time?

Yes! These cookies freeze beautifully. If you make them ahead of time to freeze, let them completely cool and separate them into layers separated by a piece of parchment paper in a glass container. This will prevent them from sticking together.

What is Cassava Flour?

Cassava flour is a great alternative to regular wheat flour as it is naturally gluten and grain free. It comes from a root veggie called cassava. Not only is cassava flour great for baking, but it is also gets nice and crispy when cooked, making it a great breading, too. It is important to note that not all cassava flour brands are created equal. Bob’s Red Mill and Otto’s are my go-to’s as they best resemble the consistency of traditional flour.

Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Cook time:
10min
Prep time:
10min
Total time:
20min

Servings:
12 Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ghee or grass-fed butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cup cassava flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Heinen's pure organic maple syrup or 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • Additional ½ cup of coconut sugar, for rolling the cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Add the melted ghee or butter to a bowl with the eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, except for the ½ cup of coconut sugar.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  5. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop the dough and roll into small balls.
  6. Roll the balls in the 1/2 cup of coconut sugar until coated.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and serve.

Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies

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By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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