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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Cookies - These cinnamon roll cookies are healthy, vegan, gluten free, and paleo! It uses only minimal ingredients, but yields such a delicious result. Low in added sugar, yet sweet and chewy, these cookies taste just like cinnamon rolls but in cookie form! #healthy #plantbased #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggless #grainfree #paleo #cinnamon #cinnamonroll #cookie #lowaddedsugar #shortbread

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Cookies

These cinnamon roll cookies are healthy, vegan, gluten free, and paleo! It uses only minimal ingredients, but yields such a delicious result. Low in added sugar, yet sweet and chewy, these cookies taste just like cinnamon rolls but in cookie form!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Chilling time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine Universal
Servings 25 cookies

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 2 ¼ cups fine almond flour blanched
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup avocado oil or light olive oil
  • ¼ cup cashew butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Cinnamon Filling

  • 8 medjool dates (pitted) Soak if dry
  • 1 - 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3-4 tablespoons almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cashew butter

Glaze

  • ¾ cup powdered cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or more

Instructions
 

Cookie

  • In a medium or large bowl, mix together the cashew butter, maple syrup, salt, avocado oil, vanilla, and baking powder. Immediately after (so the baking powder doesn't foam), fold in the almond flour. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Filling

  • In a food processor, blend dates, cinnamon, milk, and cashew butter until a very smooth paste forms. There should be no chunks.

Forming the Cookies

  • Once the dough has chilled, Roll it out on top of parchment (or wax) paper into a thin rectangle, less than ½ centimeter thick. Cut off rough edges and roll them back in so that the edges are straight lines.
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  • Spread the cinnamon filling in an even layer, all the way to the edges.
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  • Carefully lift one end of the parchment paper to start rolling, and use it to help keep the dough in one piece. Try to roll it as tight as possible without ripping it. Once it is completely rolled, transfer to plastic wrap and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
    Healthy Cinnamon Roll Cookies - These cinnamon roll cookies are healthy, vegan, gluten free, and paleo! It uses only minimal ingredients, but yields such a delicious result. Low in added sugar, yet sweet and chewy, these cookies taste just like cinnamon rolls but in cookie form! #healthy #plantbased #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggless #grainfree #paleo #cinnamon #cinnamonroll #cookie #lowaddedsugar #shortbread
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Take the roll out of the fridge and cut into slices about ½ inch thick. Place on the prepared tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Glaze

  • In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar with lemon juice*. You will probably need to add more lemon juice, depending on desired consistency. Either drizzle with a spoon, or place in a bag and pipe out.
    *the lemon juice helps it set and harden, with a very slight lemon taste. If you don't want that, replace with milk of choice, just keep in mind that it will not set.
    Healthy Cinnamon Roll Cookies - These cinnamon roll cookies are healthy, vegan, gluten free, and paleo! It uses only minimal ingredients, but yields such a delicious result. Low in added sugar, yet sweet and chewy, these cookies taste just like cinnamon rolls but in cookie form! #healthy #plantbased #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eggless #grainfree #paleo #cinnamon #cinnamonroll #cookie #lowaddedsugar #shortbread