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Paleo Patriotic Star Cookies Recipe

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

I have to tell you, I was so tickled by these cookies because I was able to make something for Independence Day for Paleo eaters, and for Kid Three, who can’t have too much sugar. 4th of July around here is always full of parties and fireworks, so I like to make sure each of the kids feel included. There are two versions of the cookies below to help those with different needs, (one with coconut and one without) and the kids preferred to have the almond only cookies. If you can’t have coconut, make sure you scroll down quite a bit (about half way though the pics) to view the almond based recipe.

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan

Cookie Dough Ingredients:
1 1/3 cup Almond Flour
4.5 TBSP Organic Maple Butter
3 TBSP Organic Coconut Oil
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1/2 tsp Sea Salt

For strict Paleo and GAPs, use homemade vanilla extract, or use extra ground vanilla.

Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the coconut oil and maple butter. Add in everything else, except for the almond flour, and mix again. Once all of these are mixed well (don’t forget to scrape the edges and mix again), add in the almond flour. Mix until a dough forms.

Roll out your dough, and use a star cookie cutter to make shapes. For easy and clean rolling, I place down a large piece of parchment paper, then the dough, then another sheet of parchment on top. We use a rolling pin, but I will say, it’s a two person job, as the paper sandwich can slide around. If you’d prefer, roll it out the old fashioned way using a little extra flour to prevent sliding.

Once you have your dough rolled, cut the star shape. I like to give it a little wiggle to make sure it’s fully separated from the rest of the dough. You can combine your dough scrape and roll it out again to make more stars.

The kids and I used both a plastic cookie cutter star, and a large metal fondant cutter star. They both worked well. Tiny stars lose their shape, FYI.

Cover a large baking tray with parchment, and transfer your stars to it. Bake at 350 for 9 – 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for 3 minutes before moving.

Related post: Gingerbread Paleo Cookie Recipe

Strawberry Topping
10 ounces Organic Strawberries (If you’re using frozen like I did, let them thaw, but drain off the juice)
2 cups Organic Cashews
2 TBSP Organic Maple Sugar
1 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
Organic Blueberries for topping, optional

Combine the ingredients in your Vitamix or blender. Make sure it’s very smooth, and there’s no little nut pieces still floating around. Move some of the contents to a disposable decorator bag. I chose to go without a tip, and cut a small hole in the bag. If you want to get fancy, have a bag with a coupler and choose two tips – one for the border, and one for the center.

As the topping sits out, it will change colour, and that’s normal. It’s still OK to eat. They’re just not as vibrant. You can also experiment with using raspberries.

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies
It was quite a busy morning. The kids were more than happy to help since they got to have cookies fro breakfast.


Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies
Ready to add the flour.


Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies
A nice dough has formed.


Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies
The tiny fondant star wasn’t an option. The medium one lost it’s shape the most when baked. The larger stars came out the best.

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies


Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies
You can see I didn’t feel like making more stars, hence, the large circle.


Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies


Can’t have coconut? Neither can I (or The Papa). I also can’t have the almond flour, but I hope you can. Here’s a coconut free recipe.

2 1/3 cup Almond Flour
4.5 TBSP Organic Maple Butter
1 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 ounces Water

Bake at 350 for 11 minutes.

Note: The amount of water and flour are directly linked. If you want to make less (or have a sweeter kick) reduce the water and flour a bit.

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Mixing everything but the water and flour together.


Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies
Ta – Da!!



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