Coconut Flour Cookies Recipe

Is the world changing around us or are we changing the world? Let’s make coconut flour cookies and see where they takes us!

In the past couple of years new advances in technology and science propelling changes in our daily life. Our understanding of human biology is exponentially growing with each passing day and decades old theories that deemed to be following common sense are proving to be less than effective.

Why not coconut flour?

It turns out that fat isn’t as bad as it first appeared and stuffing everything we eat with sugar or refined carbs is not at all that innocent as we would like it to be, quite the contrary.

Unfortunately, in the past decades many of us got hooked on refined carbs and even more on sugar that led to the current obesity crisis. Sure, it doesn’t help that we eat too much of everything else too, but most of us have the habit of overeating only when carbs are involved.

Most likely everybody knows many who don’t complain about not having enough salad on their plate when ordering a steak, yet they frown if the chef cheap out on their potatoes.

What’s beyond carbs?

Many of us who are aware of the problem searching desperately for solutions which don’t require uprooting our whole life, yet provides the necessary changes for a healthy life. New exotic ingredients, that were only available in shops specialized in healthy lifestyles, have been making their ways into the shelves of big grocery stores.

We get acquainted with gluten, quinoa, chia, coconut oil and how bad sugar can be, especially if paired with bad fats (only if we had known what those are).

Byproducts of well-known produce, that were left behind in the producing countries worthlessly, find value to be transported to our table. Our life changes and world around us changes with it as well.

What about coconut?

Coconut has long been a part of our recipe books but never really as the main protagonist but more of a cameo sort of appearance, like Bruce Willis or Brad Pitt did in Friends.

Desiccated coconut was used to roll our bite sized desserts in, and we sprinkled coconut flakes across cakes to provide contrast and texture. Sometimes we even dared to make coconut flavored layers in a chocolate coconut cake but not much else happened with coconut during the past couple of decades.

Yeah sure, there was that one sugar filled chocolate covered coconut bar in every country where coconut trees don’t grow that we all loved, but many of us rarely ventured beyond that. Maybe, the most adventurous ones even bought a real coconut, only to find it too hard to open and even harder to enjoy the sugar free coconut water and that tasteless white stuff inside.

Why coconut flour?

Many things have changed since we kicked sugar addiction though. Coconut is tasty on its own and coconut water or coconut milk can be a big part of our daily diet as for anybody’s, who climbs a coconut tree before coffee to get milk for his breakfast.

We can enjoy the subtle taste of all fruits, nuts, and drupes that coconuts botanically are just like peach. It’s hard to believe it though because we, who live far from the tropics, don’t usually see its fleshy part far more often than we do with cocoa beans.

What are coconut flour cookies?

Coconut flour is made of the white inner part of the coconut seed that is dried and milled into flour. Coconut flour cookies, as their name implies, are made of coconut flour and they aren’t really more than that.

Of course, we can add plain flour and make it like every other cookie on Earth but that would ruin the whole point of using coconut flour at the first place. Adding chocolate chips is always an option but if we like our cookies nice and thin then dipping them into melted chocolate will give us more flexibility.

It’s worth to mention that although coconut cookies are cracking good, and able to stand not just a cookie substitute but on their own, they are far from being crackers and more on the soft side, much like anything that is made with coconut flour. It’s not just for coconut lovers but for those who loves chocolate too!Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

(makes 42 1½” / 4cm cookies)

  • ⅔ cup / 100g Coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon /  3g Salt
  • Sweetener of choice to taste (1 tablespoon / 10g Truvia)
  • 4 pieces / 200g Eggs
  • ¼ cup / 60g Coconut oil or butter
  • ¼ teaspoon / 1.25ml Vanilla extract
  • 3 oz / 90g Chocolate to melt (sugar free on keto)
  • 3 oz / 90g Desiccated coconut

How to make Coconut flour cookies

  1. With an electric beater, mix together coconut flour, salt, sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract and coconut oil or butter. If chocolate chips are used instead of melting the chocolate, add those too.Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  2. Gather the dough into a ball. Use wet or oily hands if the dough is too sticky. Place the dough between two parchment paper and roll it out as thin as we’d like our cookies to be.Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  3. Cut the cookies out.Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  4. Place the cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet.Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  5. Bake them in the middle rack of a preheated 350°F / 180°C oven until the edge starts to turn brown, about 10 minutes.Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  6. Melt chocolate.Melted-chocolate-gp-SunCakeMom
  7. Dip the cookies into chocolate then right after into the desiccated coconut. Let the cookies dry.Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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Coconut Flour Cookies Recipe

Is the world changing around us or are we changing the world? Let's make coconut flour cookies and see where they takes us!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 42
Calories 27kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • cup Coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • t tbs Sweetener of choice to taste 1 tablespoon / 10g Truvia
  • 4 pieces Eggs
  • ¼ cup Coconut oil or butter
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 3 oz Chocolate to melt sugar free on keto
  • 3 oz Desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • With an electric beater, mix together coconut flour, salt, sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract and coconut oil or butter. If chocolate chips are used instead of melting the chocolate, add those too.
    Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Gather the dough into a ball. Use wet or oily hands if the dough is too sticky. Place the dough between two parchment paper and roll it out as thin as we'd like our cookies to be.
    Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Cut the cookies out.
    Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Place the cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
    Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Bake them in the middle rack of a preheated 350°F / 180°C oven until the edge starts to turn brown, about 10 minutes.
    Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom
  • Melt chocolate.
    Melted-chocolate-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Dip the cookies into chocolate then right after into the desiccated coconut. Let the cookies dry.
    Coconut flour cookies - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 27kcal (1%) | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 2g (3%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 32mg (1%) | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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