40 Grain-Free Cookies to Swoon Over

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Do you love cookies but you are avoiding eating grains? Here is an amazing collection of 40 scrumptious grain-free cookies to satisfy your cookie-loving desire.

40 Amazing Paleo Cookies Recipes. Who says special diets need to be boring? These cookies prove your diet can be healthy and delicious too.

Whether you’re trying to eat grain-free or paleo or not, these cookies are going to make your cookie-loving self very happy.

All of the following are grain-free cookies and they are also paleo cookies, meaning they contain no milk or butter. However, most use higher carb sweeteners and some use eggs.

If you’re needing to substitute for those things, here are some tips.

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Substitution Tips

Egg Substitution

For the most part, if the recipe’s base is almond (or another nut or seed) flour, then an egg substitute such as my Powdered Egg Replacer or flax, chia, or gelatin will work pretty much for any recipe. Of course, the Powdered Egg Replacer has starch so it isn’t the best choice for low carb diets. Here is my post on how to make a flax egg.

Low-carb Alternatives


And if you are eating lower carb like we are, you can use coconut sugar or palm sugar, or go totally lower carb by using xylitol, erythritol, or stevia extract as your sweetener..

To use xylitol, just sub in 1:1 for the sweetener being used and you’ll be pretty accurate.  For stevia extract, use 2 scoops, or 1/16 teaspoon for each 1/8 cup of sweetener. Here’s a post on stevia to help you out with that.

Chocolate Chips

You can also use my Homemade Chocolate Chips for a lower-carb option for any cookie that has chips or chunks in it.

Fruit Alternatives

If a recipe contains fruit, you can replace it with coconut, nuts, or a sugar-free chocolate or carob chip if the dried fruit was intended for a low-carb option.

40 Amazing Paleo Cookies Recipes. Who says special diets need to be boring? These cookies prove your diet can be healthy and delicious too.

40 Grain-Free Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Double-Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Double chocolate and almond in a cookie? You betcha! I personally would use my Homemade Chocolate Chips or a low-carb store-bought option for these. If you want to try a vegan option, then I would use my Homemade Egg Replacer for the egg.  Don’t these look fantastic?

Double Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

Pumpkin and pecans make the perfect combination in these oh so good and not-too-sweet Pumpkin Pecan Cookies.  They taste great, are naturally gluten-free, and also vegan with a low-carb option, so you can feel good about serving them all year round.

pumpkin pecan cookies on antique style wire cooling rack


Grain-Free Spice Cookies

These cookies are perfect for the anytime of year including the Holiday season, and work for the AIP diet too!

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Looking for a healthy cookie recipe? This Secret Ingredients Gingerbread Cookie Recipe is Grain Free, Sugar Free, and Dairy and Egg Free too (vegan). They are made with a special kind of flour that might be new to you.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keto Snowball Cookies

 Chocolate Chip Coconut Macadamia Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies

No-Bake Coconut Delights

No Bake Coconut Cookies - keto, low carb, paleo, gluten free, AIP, THM

Paleo No-Bake Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies {egg-free, Paleo, gluten free}

Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Tahini Molasses Cookies

Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll Cookies

gluten-free cinnamon roll cookies

Triple Ginger Cookies

Eliminate the candied ginger for a low-carb option.

Chocolate Nut Butter Cookies

Cranberry Orange Icebox Cookies

Substitute orange juice with 1 tablespoon xylitol and 1 tablespoon orange zest for a low-carb option.

Cranberry Orange Icebox Cookies

Grain-Free Almond Butter Cookies

Looking for a Healthy Cookie Recipe? These Paleo Cookies are made with Almond Butter and are easily adaptable for special diets, these are grain, sugar, egg, and dairy-free. They come together quickly and freeze well too.

Flourless Cashew Cookies

Vegan Coconut Macaroons

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Grain-Free Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Cookies

paleo breakfast cookies

3-Ingredient Cookies

Paleo Matcha Green Tea Thumbprint Cookies

Green Tea Thumbprint Cookies

Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Use a low-carb jam for a low-carb option.

Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Not Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Substitute xylitol and/or stevia for the dates for a low-carb option.

Coconut Plantain Snickeroons

These would be hard to make low-carb because they contain a plantain. You could maybe try coconut butter. Here’s how to make it yourself.

Coconut Plantain Snickeroons

Eggnog Cookies

egg nog cookies on a glass plate

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Almond Crescent Cookies

keto almond crescent cookies on black plate

Chocolate-Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate-Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

For a low-carb option, you can try substituting almond flour or a low-carb blend for the arrowroot, but it won’t necessarily work.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hemp Seed Butter Cookies

Hemp Seed Butter Cookies

Grain-Free Blueberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Substitute glucomannan for the arrowroot if needed. Regarding the fruit substitution that I mentioned at the top of the post, don’t worry about that for these because blueberries are low-carb fruit.

Blueberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

For low-carb, substitute almond flour or a low-carb baking blend for the tapioca flour.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

So now the question is–which one will you be baking first?  
Everyone run to the kitchen and get baking!

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  1. Hi,
    My husband has food sensitivities that are just recently discovered. He has been really good but is missing something desserty. I am looking for a chocolate cookie that has no sugar(maple, honey, granulated sugar of any kind), no wheat, no coconut flour (or shredded), no eggs and no applesauce. I’d like to use dairy free unsweetened chocolate.I’m thinking of maybe taking something like prunes and stewing them to use as something sweet. Would love any ideas.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this. While I have been gluten free for years now, I have recently discovered I also have severe allergies to rice and corn. I was so excited to stumble upon your list of grain free cookies, especially with the holidays right around the corner!

  3. What a lovely collection, Adrienne — can’t wait to check them all out! 🙂

    1. Thanks! Your comments keep going to spam – so sorry! I think it’s the @ that you are putting in.

      1. No worries — maybe with the new email this will no longer be a problem 😉

        1. Nope – ended up in spam again. Maybe don’t put your blog name after your blog. I think that’s what’s throwing it. I am looking into possibly changing spam catchers but I am swamped right now :).

          1. Oh, brother! 🙂 Well, trying again {without the blog name}. But I hear ya — who has the time to sift through all the spam…

  4. Wow what an awesome list! I’m currently battling candida and this will be a great source for me!

  5. Killer list!!!

    Thanks for including our Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies, these all look great.