Golden Ginger Turmeric Cookies

avatarFelicia Lim

Half cookie, half cake, and ridiculously tasty.

If you’re the sort of person who loves a classic cake and cookie combo, then this recipe is just for you. Each cookie has the fluffy, tender texture of a cake with a base of almond flour and cashew butter baked right in.

Easy to make, these cookies are naturally sweetened with maple syrup, vanilla, and a hint of ground ginger. A dash of turmeric helps to give them their natural bright color, while also adding in a dose of anti-inflammatory benefits. The final topping includes a coconut cream icing made completely dairy-free and guilt-free!

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To get started, combine all the cookie ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients well with a wooden spoon until you get a thick homogeneous cookie dough.


Next, scoop out heaping mounds of dough using a tablespoon and place them in a single layer onto a cookie sheet. Set each mound two inches apart and slightly flatten them with your fingertips to create a round cookie shape.

Then, place them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. The end result should be firm to touch, yet cake-like in the center. Allow the cookies to fully cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack.

In the meantime, beat the coconut cream together with the tapioca starch to create a smooth and thick icing. Spread approximately one tablespoon of icing evenly on top of each cookie, then sprinkle with ground turmeric. Serve with your favorite coffee or tea recipe and enjoy!

Tip: If you prefer more of a sweeter taste, you can also sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top.

Felicia Lim


Total time:35 mins

Inactive Time:10 mins 10 minutes

Cook Time:15 mins 15 minutes

Prep Time: 10 mins 10 minutes

Golden Ginger Turmeric Cookies

Recipe by:author Felicia Lim

Bake up these fluffy golden turmeric cookies made with gluten-free flour and dreamy coconut cream icing.


For the Golden Turmeric Cookies:

For the Coconut Cream Icing:


Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here are a few we’d recommend:
Almond flour (Hodgson Mill)
Cashew butter (Georgia Grinders)
Tapioca flour (Authentic Foods)
Vanilla extract (Frontier)
Turmeric (Simply Organic)
Ground ginger (Simply Organic)
Baking powder (Hain)
Coconut cream (Native Forest)


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