Spooky Sugar Cookies

The year’s biggest celebration of eating endless amounts of sugar and toxic chemicals is upon us. That’s right folks, it’s almost Halloween! We wanted to offer a simple recipe for cookies that would be a fun way to still celebrate the upcoming holiday without straying from primal eating. Halloween “sugar” cookies!

This recipe was also our first attempt at baking with Yacon Syrup. I have been wanting to try Yacon Syrup for a while now. Bill’s mom (one of our best taste testers) is very allergic to raw honey, so I wanted to find an alternative natural sugar to bake with for her. I came across Yacon Syrup when reading some recipes posted on Elanas Pantry. After doing a little research about the benefits of using Yacon, I was really anxious to try it. The result: Yacon is fabulous. It bakes very well, and adds just the right amount of sweetness to the dish. Unfortunately it is very expensive. It is similar in flavor to honey, molasses, and maple syrup. Our conclusion is to stick with raw honey or maple syrup. Those two are still our favorites, and much more cost effective.

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour, or regular almond meal. (you can make your own almond meal by grinding up raw almonds in a food processor)
  • 2 omega 3 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup yacon syrup (raw honey, or maple syrup works fine as well)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Coconut palm sugar for sprinkling (optional)
  • Halloween cookie cutters
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients, then add in the wet ingredients.
  3. Blend ingredients with a hand mixer.
  4. On a parchment lined baking sheet, pour half of the batter and spread out into an even thin layer.
  5. Bake in oven for 5-7 minutes to firm up dough for cutting.
  6. Remove from oven and cut dough into Halloween shapes.
  7. Sprinkle cookies with coconut palm sugar, and bake for a remaining 7-10 minutes or until slightly browned on the top.
  8. Roll left over dough into a ball and in between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out dough to a thin layer and cut again with cookie cutters.
  9. Repeat with remaining batter.

These cookies are simple, delicious, and a fun way to celebrate the holiday and still stay primal!

Happy Halloween, and enjoy!

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