From Lauren: I’m eager to share this beautiful – and beautifully simple – recipe for Paleo Icebox Cookies from Gabriella at Beyond the Bite. I love the rest of Gabriella’s recipes, they are always Autoimmune Paleo friendly and absolutely delicious!
Icebox Cassava Flour Cookies
I love absolutely love making, creating, and experimenting with allergen-free cookies. Therefore, as the cold winter months slowly grow warmer, I decided to utilizing the tantalizing nature of clementine, and make a light and refreshing dessert.
Truly, these cookies could not be easier, as one can simply freeze, slice, and bake them off anytime, anywhere. That being said, despite the easy process and few ingredients, the resulting taste and texture of these clementine icebox cookies are amazing, so much so that even my older brother couldn’t wait to devour them. Overall, these cookies were voted as absolutely scrumptious, with a light, flakey, yet durable texture, and a slight zing from the clementine zest, making them the perfect spring treat for any occasion.
- 1 cup Otto's Cassava Flour, available here
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ cup non-hydrogenated palm shortening, available here (see note below)
- 1 tbsp clementine zest
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Juice of 2 clementines
- Maple sugar, optional, for sprinkling (available here)
- In a food processor, or high speed blender, pulse together cassava flour, sea salt, clementine zest, and maple syrup until combined.
- Pulse in palm shortening, then add vanilla extract, and clementine juice until a dough forms.
- Transfer cookie dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap, forming into a log that is 1½ inches wide, and then allowing it to chill in the freezer for, at the least, 2 hours.
- Once the cookie dough has chilled completely through, turn the oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove the dough from the freezer and allow it to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes, until it is soft enough to cut into ¼ inch slices.
- Place each slice on a parchment lined baking sheet, sprinkle with optional maple sugar, and place in the preheated oven, allowing the cookies to bake until golden around the edges, 15-120 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Clementine zest and juice can be replaced with any citrus fruit on hand.
About Gabriella at Beyond the Bite
My name is Gabriella Schneider, and I am the teenage blogger behind Beyond the Bite, where I spread awareness and hope to Chronic Lyme disease, share recipes for those with health conditions like myself, as well as primal-aligned health articles. Throughout the years of battling Chronic Lyme, my passion for science, the human body, and how food and lifestyle factors affect it, has grown significantly. This ultimately lead me to utilize a personalized Paleo approach to not only get myself through each day, but manage symptoms, decipher root causes for my illness, and ultimately start from the ground up in my healing journey.
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Have you heard of or used cassava flour before?
Hi, I loved it.
Will try this for sure. Thanks for sharing.