Healthy Paleoista Holiday Tip of the Day: Create Your Own ‘Cookies’ for National Cookie Day

So!  Apparently it’s National Cookie Day today. You don’t need me to guide you to a Paleo-ish version of probably any cookie recipe variety you can think of online. No doubt there are plenty of sites & blogs with modified Tollhouse cookies to be made with nut flour (kinda maybe Paleo in moderation) and ghee (definitely no so much) and the like. But what if you can’t eat nuts?   Or if you simply don’t like the concept of tackling a traditional recipe and replacing some of the line items with slightly less inflammatory ingredients ? Here’s where being creative really comes in handy. What defines a cookie? It is “a small sweet cake, typically round, flat, and crisp”. So what foods might fit that description? How about mashing  banana with raw egg, shaping it into a patty and cooking it in coconut oil?  Or cutting a baked yam into circular shapes, dusting it with shredded coconut and cinnamon and then adding  a bit of melted coconut oil to the top before setting it under the broiler? Certainly not traditional cookies in any sense of the word, but if the point of making cookies with the kids is more in favor of time spent together doing something creative in the kitchen versus what you actually create, it’s a non issue to opt for something healthier than nut flours and added sugars. At least when the kids are with you, if they’re eating the best options as possible, it can offset what they might have at their school holiday party or events at other kids’ houses. Enjoy!