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Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


The best gluten free + paleo-friendly snickerdoodle cookies! Easy to make, so delicious, and refined sugar free!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 + 3/4 cups almond flour*
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

For the cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar (can sub regular sugar)
  • 1 + 1/2 tbsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (you may end up needing 2 baking sheets).
  2. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the coating and set aside (I like to do this in a small bowl, then transfer to a large plate for rolling the dough in the mixture later).  
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar until smooth.
  4. Stir in the almond flour, sea salt, and baking soda until a smooth dough forms (it may take a minute).
  5. Scoop the dough out about 1 tbsp at a time, and roll in your hands to create a ball. (Mixture will make 22-24 cookies in total)
  6. Roll each ball of dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture, then set on the baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart. You may run out of space and need a second baking sheet. 
  7. Slightly press each ball of dough down with your hands (they will continue to spread in the oven, so only press them about 1/2 way down).
  8. Bake for 9-10 minutes. They will be soft and may even look a little wet still when you take them out- they will continue to set as they cool! Allow to cool for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. Store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days. 


*Please note I have not tested these with any other type of flour. For best results I highly recommend keeping the recipe as written!