Saffron, Rose & Lemon Paleo Cookies

July 7, 2021 • Dessert, GF, Persian, Plant-based
Saffron, Rose & Lemon Paleo Cookies

These Paleo Cookies are super easy to make, delicious and nourishing!
The flavours are inspired by Persian desserts I grew up eating. One of them is Faloodeh, a sorbet made with rice noodles, rose water, lemon juice… Yum!
I used xylitol, a natural sugar suited for diabetics or people suffering from candida.


8 cookies

  • 100g ground almonds
  • 50g coconut powder
  • 40g xylitol
  • a pinch of ground saffron
  • the zest of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp aquafaba (chickpea water)
  • 1 tbsp rose water


to decorate: 

  • 70% dark chocolate  or pistachios


Preheat the oven to 150°C.

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients, except the dark chocolate and pistachios, to form a dough.

Shape the dough into 8 balls, gently squish them and place them on a baking tray covered with a baking sheet.

Decorate each cookie with a piece of dark chocolate or pistachio.

Cook for 15 min until slightly golden. I like to turn the tray halfway through to have them evenly golden.

Let them cool down before devouring them!