Paleo waffle iron cookies? It IS indeed possible to bypass your oven entirely and cook up some rich and chocolaty cookies right in your waffle iron! I’ve made these a healthier version so kids and mom alike will be happy!
Deep chocolate flavor, free of the top 8 allergens, and a SNAP to put together? These are one paleo and vegan holiday cookie NOT to miss!
Years ago I discovered this creative idea of ‘boot track’ cookies in a magazine, and I had used the recipe for years. It is a really fun and easy Christmas cookie for moms and kids alike!
All my favorite recipes of the past have had to be modified for our diets today. In this case, I have adapted these to be gluten, grain, and dairy free!
These paleo ‘boot track ‘cookies are kid pleasers because the whole picture of boot tracks in the snow makes for a festive and unique cookie. Your kids will LOVE them as much as mine, I am sure!
Even better, with no oven (thanks to the waffle iron!), these are a snap to throw together and serve in under 10 minutes. My kids love sprinkling the “snow” over the top, but it is totally optional.
Incidentally, plain ole tapioca flour or powdered sugar can be used!
You could also drizzle melted dark chocolate or white chocolate (or both!) over the top!
Can I change the flours or make them egg free?
With so little flour, these cookies would be great with so many different flours.
Teff and oat flours for gluten free, almond, cassava flour…there are many options. Let me know if you would like guidance using your preferred flours, and any gum free gluten free all-purpose blend should work too!
If you want to eliminate the eggs, replace with 1/3 cup applesauce or pumpkin puree.
Want some more gluten free Christmas cookie ideas?
- My gluten free and vegan sugar cookies have the classic flavor you know, just not the allergens!
- The pumpkin snickerdoodles are paleo and vegan and are SO easy to throw together!
- One my favorite Christmas cookies of all time: gluten free and vegan thumbprint cookies!
- This chocolate dipped brown sugar shortbread is another one that looks irresistible.
Chocolate Waffle Iron Cookies Paleo | Vegan Recipe:
If you try these waffle iron cookies, be sure to come back and leave a comment!
Chocolate Waffle 'Boot Track" Cookies - Paleo | Vegan
- ½ cup coconut oil softened, any solid fat should work well too
- ⅔ cup palm sugar may use part stevia too, or Swerve for low carb
- 2 large eggs egg free notes in post above
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil this prevents the cookies from sticking to the iron
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut flour or 10 tablespoons cassava flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder we like to use a high quality one for best flavor
Preheat a waffle iron (we LOVE ours!).
In the bowl of a mixer, beat the softened coconut oil and sugar until creamy.
Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and oil.
With the mixer still running, sprinkle in the sea salt, followed by the flours and cocoa powder.
You may stir in some white or dark chocolate chips if desired.
Drop about 2 teaspoons of thick batter into each waffle segment (ungreased). Cook for about 1 minute until set.
Remove with a fork to a cooling rack and continue until the batter is gone.
Drizzle with melted white or dark chocolate OR sift some powdered sugar or tapioca starch over the top to look like snow!
I am working with lower carb options for something post gallbladder ibs – c but no flax! Prune, date free, etc due to the cramping. Sweet potato can be added too, right? Will it do without the eggs? Also, can you use almond flour with or without the coconut flour? It tends to be too dry in recipes and requires more liquid. Thanks! Want to make these as an on the go test run food to see if I can digest this type of alt grain and share them with my family. I used to make from a recipe by Kristina Castell in her book, crazy about cookies when I did not have to change my diet( back when I had a gallbladder.) Would like to know asap. Happy cooking!
Sweet potato puree might work in place of the eggs. Yes, almond flour can be used…it is just not as absorbent as coconut. Maybe try 1/4 coconut, 1/2-3/4 cup almond. If you have other flours you have found you can digest well, let me know. Egg free recipes with grain free flours can be tricky!
Cheryl Malik says
These cookies are soo adorable. I love them!
Catherine Baez Sholl says
Oh, yum! And thanks for the avocado oil tip to prevent them from sticking.
My boys were shocked that we could make cookies in the waffle iron! These were delicious, thanks so much Tessa!
So glad you guys had fun with these! We’ll be Making these this week too 🙂
Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri says
These are so easy to make! And so much fun for the holiday season! Love this recipe.
STACEY CRAWFORD says
You’re so clever! I would have never thought of making cookies with the waffle iron. Super cute 🙂
They are so adorable looking! Saving it for later!
linda spiker says
I have never heard them called ‘boot tracks’ before but it certainly makes sense!
Oh “boot tracks” is so cute! Your cookie idea is genius, I will have to give this a try and make use of my waffle maker!
So much fun! I love that you call them “boot tracks.” I’ve never even heard of that but it makes so much sense. Love the added cocoa powder!
Such a fun idea, I had no idea you could make cookies in your waffle iron and love the idea of a boot track cookie!
These are so fun! And they look delicious. Such a clever way to use the old waffle iron.
Katie Beck says
I love the name 🙂
My kids would love to help me make these and then tell everyone about them.
Renee D Kohley says
This is SO fun! My girls will have so much fun making these boot tracks! They look just like boot tracks!
Joni Gomes says
Omg not only are these waffle super cute but they are mega delicious! Thanks Tessa!
I’ll have to make these for school lunches. They look like they would make a perfect snack.
Raia Todd says
Um, chocolate waffles? Yes please. I’m all over these!
June Abney says
How unique! These look delicious…I will definitely give these a try! Do they freeze well?
Tessa Simpson says
You know June, I haven’t ever had them last long enough to freeze, but I see no reason why they would not!!
Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations says
Oh WOW, these are so cute and look so great Tessa!!!!
Tessa Simpson says
Thanks Cassidy! They should fit well into your family’s new diet 🙂