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Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan)

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x


These tigernut flour chocolate chip cookies are slightly crisp on the outside with a chewy interior.  They are paleo, vegan and nut free!




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Make flax egg by combining 1 Tbsp ground flax + 3 Tbsp water in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine tigernut flour, tapioca flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. 
  4. Mix in the shortening, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla. 
  5. Fold chocolate chips into batter.
  6. Scoop one heaping tablespoon of cookie dough per cookie onto the lined baking sheet, making about 16 cookies.
  7. Place cookies in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are slightly browned on the bottom.
  8. Remove cookies from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.


*Shortening may be substituted with butter or a vegan butter alternative.

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