C is for Cookie…or Coconut. These Cookies are the first of many recipes using coconut flour. Coconut flour is a high protein, high fiber, low carb cooking flour great for baking and breading. I actually found the recipe for these cookies by googling “coconut flour chocolate chip cookies”. When I cook, I usually get a general idea of how to make the meal and then add my own twist. Baking is probably the only time I really follow strict measurements.
My first attempt at making these cookies was to take as a Paleo-friendly dish to a CrossFit birthday cookout. Not only were they a hit with all the CrossFitters post-WOD, but they passed the kid test! They were so delicious, I made sure to throw together another batch for a primal cookout that Bill and I had this past weekend (more posts to come from that party, it was a blast!).
For these cookies, I used Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour, but the recipe is from Tropical Traditions (a great brand of coconut products). I followed the recipe from the website, but used raw honey instead of sugar. Other options for sugar would be agave nectar, or coconut palm sugar. I have yet to bake with coconut palm sugar, but once I do there will be a post about it!
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup raw honey (or natural sweetener of choice)
- 4 omega 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp of celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup of 70% dark chocolate chips (or raw cacao nibs)
- Parchment Paper (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In a medium sized bowl, combine eggs, coconut oil, honey*, vanilla extract and salt. Once this is mixed, blend in the coconut flour.
- Stir in shredded coconut and chocolate chips
- On parchment lined baking sheets, drop heaping tablespoons of cookie batter **
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
*In a smaller bowl, I used the microwave to melt down the honey and coconut oil together. Heat until liquid form.
** Make sure to form the cookie shape when placing on the baking sheet, as these do not rise and spread like conventional cookies.
These cookies pack a powerful protein punch. They are a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth of any cookie monster, without the overpowering taste of sugar. Not to mention they are completely gluten, dairy and nut free. They are a great guilt-free treat for you, or your kids. Enjoy!