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Virtual AIP Christmas Cookie Exchange
Is it too early for Christmas cookies? I thought it was, but then last week, I got an invite from a friend for a Christmas cookie exchange and I panicked. I want to go, but what will I take? I need to take something that all the non-AIP/ Paleo people will enjoy, but that I can enjoy too. (Don’t worry, all the cookies I get I’ll give away to neighbors).
I thought, some of you might be in the same boat and might need a few ideas for Christmas treats that you can enjoy (in moderation) and even share with friends and family. I reached out to some of my favorite AIP/ Paleo bloggers and asked what they would like to bring to our “Virtual AIP Christmas Cookie Exchange” and boy do we have a table full of Christmas treats for you to enjoy.
So, welcome to the party and enjoy the treats. We’ve got lots of gingersnaps and molasses cookies, we’ve got shortbread and thumbprint cookies and we even have gingerbread men and decorated ‘sugar’ cookies. It’s a real AIP cookie party up in here. Grab some to enjoy now and take a plateful home and share them with your friends and neighbors.
I know that Christmas is a busy time for all of us, so I arranged the cookies on the table by the types of flour they use… some use coconut flour, some use tigernut, some use cassava, some use more unique flours like plantain or sweet potato and some don’t use any flour at all. My advice is… open your pantry, see what kind of flour you have, heat up the oven and get baking.
**A note about “AIP Treats”: While it is true that all of these cookies (and all the other treats on this blog) are made with AIP friendly ingredients, it should be noted that the AIP diet is primarily about nutrient density and healing and with that in mind treats should be reserved for special occasions. Treats are meant to be occasional foods, not everyday food. Treat often are higher in sugar content (even fruit) and as sugar causes inflammation for many of us following AIP, we need to make treats an occasional part of our lives. Having said that, the occasional AIP treat (especially during the holidays) can help you feel more like a part of the celebration and may keep you from cheating on something that would be even more detrimental to your health journey.
- Sweet Potato Fudge from Adventures in Partaking
- Sweet Potato Cookies from The Primordial Table
- Frosted Banana Crunch Cookies from Cook it Up Paleo
- Cinnamon Clove Coconut Macaroons from Enjoying this Journey
- Apricot Noatmeal Cookies from Healing Family Eats
- Maple Bacon Snowballs from Adventures in Partaking
- Shortbread from Eat Heal Thrive
- Bacon Date Cookies from Adventures in Partaking
- Morning Glory Cookies from Eat Heal Thrive
- Ginger Spice Cookies from Adventures in Partaking
- Molasses Cookies from Eat Heal Thrive
- Maple Polvoron from Provincial Paleo
- Raisin Not’Meal Cookies from Adventures in Partaking
Apple Flour / Water Chestnut Flour / Sweet Potato Flour / Plantain Flour / Banana Flour
- Snowball Cookies from Beyond the Bite
- Iced Sugar Cookies from Beyond the Bite
- Gingerbread Men from Beyond the Bite
- Molasses Spice Cookies from Beyond the Bite
- Ginger Jam Thumbprint Cookies from Beyond the Bite
- Santa Hat Brownie Bites from Beyond the Bite
- Grain Free Shortbread from the Bacon Mum
- Aussie Smores from Joanna Franklin Coaching
Find more “Christmas Cookies” and other treats in the brand NEW
AIP & PALEO HOLIDAY SWEET TREATS