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Loaded Paleo Cookies

My daughter is going to make me broke.

In case you didn’t know I have a 5 month old beautiful daughter named Ava. I used to be almost annoyed by those who said “my child changed everything” or “motherhood is the best gift” mostly because those statements seemed a bit sappy for my taste and I just didn’t understand. Then it happened to me, and at about 4 months in, I got it. My world really did change because I was no longer the center of it. I get to watch her discover everything and teach her everything. She doesn’t even know what a sunrise is or what it means! How cool that I get to rediscover the world through her eyes. Yup, I am sappy now.

And baby sized shoes. I mean how can you not be a TOTAL SUCKER for baby sized shoes?! GAH. She is going to make me broke and trust me I have already spent a small fortune on her.



On another sweet note…


These cookies are addictive. They are like a kitchen sink cookie meets coconut macaroon. And had a sweet baby. Eat up.


Loaded Paleo Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 30 min


  • 1 heaping cup unsweetened shredded coconut not flakes!
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1T flax meal
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ c maple syrup
  • 3T almond butter
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2T melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 enjoy life chocolate chunks
  • 1/3 c dried cherries
  • 1/3 c chopped pecans or slivered almonds (or both!)



Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a large bowl mix coconut flakes, flax meal, almond flour, cinnamon, salt, chocolate chunks, pecans and cherries.


In a small bowl mix almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir until combined.


Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until well combined


Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.


Allow the cookies to cool completely before eating. This allows them to set and harden.

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