Gluten Free Molasses Apple Pie Cookies
photo by recipe author



Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Gluten Free Crust:

  • 2/3 cup almond flour*
  • 1/3 cup cassava flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup palm shortening (or grass-fed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk**

Molasses Apple Filling:

  • 2 apples, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Gluten Free Crusts:

In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, cassava flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder and salt until blended.

Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in honey and milk until a smooth dough ball forms. Chill for about 15 minutes.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface about 1/4″ thick. Using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut into shapes. Place on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 ° F for about 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Molasses Apple Filling:

Meanwhile, combine ingredients for apple filling in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool about 10 minutes.

Spoon apple mixture over pie crusts. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon if desired.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

**For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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