Chewy Cinnamon Raisin Cookies

Heather Dessinger

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For most of my life I’ve thought of cinnamon raisin cookies as insulting imposters of chocolate chip cookies. I’d see them at bake sales, lean in, then do a double take and think “Hey, you almost got me there!

These cinnamon raisin cookies wiled their way into my good graces one day when I ran out of chocolate chips and needed a healthy cookie option. They taste a lot like cinnamon raisin even though they’re grain-free, but I like them more for some reason. In fact, the next time I was at the store I decided to skip chocolate chips the next time and make these again instead.

Soft and chewy, they now rival some of our other favorites – the aforementioned chocolate chip, plus these sugar cookies and our holiday faves – gingerbread cookies. Despite that list, I promise cookies are an occasional thing in our house!

They freeze really well, too, which is handy if you’re like me and sometimes need a quick dessert option that’s ready to go.

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Chewy Cinnamon Raisin Cookies

Course Dessert
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 168kcal
Author Heather Dessinger




  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, arrowroot powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Stir to combine, then add in the maple syrup, egg, butter, raisins and vanilla and stir again until well-combined. Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 minutes for prettier cookies (or make them right away if it doesn't matter to you).
  • Scoop out about 1.5 tablespoons of the dough and form it into a ball.
  • Press the dough down on the cookie sheet, but leave it somewhat rounded. This results in a chewier cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.