Tropical Paradise Cookies

by Jessica Mishra on April 25, 2011

I created this recipe and shared it with some friends at my birthday/Easter potluck celebration. They were a hit, especially when nice and warm out of the oven! These cookies are gluten-free, grain-free (no flours), and vegan. Are they taste-free too you ask? No, quite the contrary. You just can’t go wrong with the richness of almond meal and almond butter. The pineapple adds a nice twist to these cookies and adds to the moistness! Close your eyes, take a bite, and be transported to a beautiful tropical beach. Enjoy!

Tropical Paradise Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal (I used Bob’s red mill)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (Grade B is best)
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4-1/2 cup finely diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients except pineapple in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Fold in pineapple. Form dough into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand. Place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown on the top. Be sure to cool for a few minutes as cookies will fall apart easily when first taken out of the oven. Serve with some almond or hemp milk and garnish with cacao nibs if desired.

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