Apple cinnamon cookies – a healthy paleo snack1 min read

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I recently saw a quote that said. `A cup of tea without a biscuit is a lost opportunity.’ I think that is just a way of saying that there is something nice about relaxing with a cup of tea and a biscuit (aka cookie). Add friends and it’s the perfect mix!!! Anyway, recently I have been trying recipes for things that I can have ready for when someone drops in for a cuppa and chat.  This one sounded great, so with a few adaptations here it is.


  • 2 large apples – chopped – leave the skin on (because that’s quicker)
  • 2 cups almonds – preferably raw
  • 1 cup shredded coconut – be sure to get an unsweetened one
  • 2 teasp cinnamon
  • 4 teasp vanilla
  • 4 teasp (20 mls) coconut oil
  • 3 Eggs


  1. Preheat  oven to 180 C (350 F)
  2. Combine all ingredients, EXCEPT the eggs, in a food processor. Pulse until all the pieces are small but still a little chunky.  If your food processor is not large enough to accommodate everything, do it is smaller lots.
  3. Combine this mixture with the eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Form the mixture into “patties” and place on a baking tray (greased or lined with baking paper to prevent sticking).
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until done.

Thermomix instructions:

Place all ingredients in the bowl. Mix on speed 8 for approx. 5 seconds. This can vary according to whether you prefer a more chunky cookie or a smoother one. Cook as above.


  • Quick and easy.
  • Tastes great.
  • Freezes well.

This is definitely a healthy paleo snack recipe that will go into the favourites file.

(This has been adapted from an original recipe found at


  1. I just made these for the 1st time, & although I followed the recipe exactly, something is not right. The cookies are so soft, and regarldess of cook time, they will not harden. They literally fall apart when you pick them up. I am not sure what to make of this. Thoughts?

    1. darn, i just answered my own question. i only had my oven on 180C when I needed to have it 350F. Boo!!

      1. So did you have success this time Dani? Not sure what you did with the oven, but 180C = 350F. LOL

  2. These were easy and good. My family is still adapting to a not so sweet way of eating, so comments like, they are different and they are not the best but there good, are quite common.

    I liked this a lot though and they will be great with a cup of tea.

    1. Glad that you liked the cookies Haley. We found that it doesn’t take too long before your (and your kids) taste buds are re-trained. Our kids love these, and they’re easy enough for them to make.

  3. doesn’t 350F convert to 180C?? I’m confused, Im not much of a baker and dont want to waste expensive organic ingredients can someone help me with the temp conversion?? I have used the online convert which says 180C yet above comment has confused me??

      1. Thank you 🙂 I made them last night and they worked perfect 🙂 I had planned to freeze some as emergency breakfasts but they all disappeared :/
        Thank you again for a yummy recipe 🙂

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