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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Cookie Recipe

Did you know that if you play your recipe cards right, you can mix up a batch of cookies that are not only reminiscent of a gingersnap, but are also 100% paleo AND anti-inflammatory? 

….we refer to this as a snack win!

These cookies are layered with decadent coconut, sweet carrot, and a turmeric spice blend that has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. 

Research shows turmeric can help improve inflammatory conditions ranging from ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel disease to diabetes, and even cancer. [*

Traditionally, turmeric is often used in Asian dishes and spices, such as curries. However, its mild taste combines well with many other flavors; even sweet ones like coconut and cinnamon. 

In this recipe, you most likely won’t taste it at all due to the sweet spices of ginger and cinnamon, but just because you can’t taste it doesn’t mean its benefits aren’t there.

In the case of these cookies, perhaps there should be a new adage: “A turmeric cookie a day keeps the doctor away.”

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 10-12 cookies


  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup crushed pecans
  • ½ cup shredded or finely chopped carrots


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine almond butter and coconut sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add vanilla and egg and combine further, then add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, and black pepper. 
  4. Now add in shredded coconut, pecans, and carrots and mix thoroughly.
  5. Scoop a tablespoon of dough onto the parchment paper and flatten with a spoon. Repeat until you have 10-12 cookies.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops turn a rich golden brown.
  7. Let cool, then serve.

By Autumn Smith / Paleovalley


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