Holiday are special times that call for special treats. Just because you are on a restricted diet doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy certain treats. Here’s a recipe that uses cassava flour for those on a Paleo or AIP diet.
I used to love to make roll out cookies with my son when he was little (and we still make them together when we can). However, now that we have moved into a more paleo/AIP diet, we can add some root starches and flour. I wanted to try using cassava flour for these rollout cookies as I heard that this flour acts just like wheat flour in a dough.
I must say that it is easier to get a good dough using cassava flour than other grain free flours like almond or coconut flour. The cookies can be made very thin and they have a nice crispness. This recipe is simple and the cookies have a great taste!
As you can see in the blog photo, some of the cookies are very small and these I made into sandwich cookies. I used my Apricot Jam for the filling and I used this Buttercream Frosting. To keep the frosting AIP, do not use the stevia, but add more honey if need be. Another recipe for frosting is in the recipe below.
If you are on SCD or GAPS are require starch free recipes here are a few (some with videos) that you may enjoy!
Sometimes I use a little cinnamon to decorate the cookies. Even though there are “natural” colorings available to use for decorating, if you are on the AIP, GAPS or the SCD you do not want to chance using something like that.
You could use coconut whipped cream to decorate these cookies. Here is the link to that video/recipe. If anyone has any SCD or GAPS legal ways to decorate cookies please let me know in a comment below.
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