Mar 26, 2014

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lets’ see. I don’t think I have shared any cookie recipes with you since the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. That’s a long time and this recipe has been taking shape in my head for about a month now. I admit it. I’m a big fan of anything with chocolate and coconut. When I was a kid, my favorite candy was Mounds. To me the two flavors are a marriage made in culinary heaven!

These cookies are made with a good amount of coconut flour which is a very peculiar flour to bake with. So no substitutions are offered here. It’s an exact science using coconut flour. Well, baking is an exact science anyway. But coconut flour is a moisture hog. I mean, it will attract moisture to it and the results can be (have been) DRY. But I think I managed to use just the right amounts of healthy ingredients in these and I hope you will enjoy them as much as we did in our house!

Ingredients:

~ dry

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup tightly packed almond flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut 
  • ¼ cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or other granulated minimally-processed sweetener
  • ⅓ cup vegan chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • ½ tsp baking powder

~ wet

  • 1 TBS flax meal + 3 TBS water
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut milk (I used Thai Kitchen brand)
  • 2 TBS pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup raw cashew butter
before baking

Directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  3. Combine the flax meal and the water and set aside.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Combine the flax mixture with the remaining wet ingredients and stir well to combine.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. I used my hands.
  7. Form the dough into 1½” balls and place on the baking sheet.
  8. Press each ball down a little. The pre-baked cookies should be about ¾” tall.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
NOTE: If not for the chocolate chips, these could easily be raw cookies. They hold together perfectly before baking and the batter is super yum. You could use raw cacao nibs but, since they are unsweetened, the result would be a bit different.

Makes 20 cookies. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

10 responses to “Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What is the fat count in these?

    Venus

  2. Helyn says:

    About 2 grams per cookie.

  3. Unknown says:

    Do you think I could use date syrup instead of the granulated sugar and brown rice syrup? I'm trying to avoid all processed items.
    Also, I've been meaning to say that I absolutely LOVE your blog. My fiancee and I have been nutritarians for over a year now and literally every single thing we have made from your site has been delicious. I am constantly telling people to check out your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Helyn says:

    Well, I am very happy to hear that you are enjoying my recipe and thank you for spreading the word!

    Can you use date sugar? It's nothing but dehydrated, ground dates! Otherwise, if you substitute a liquid sweetener, I'm not sure of the outcome. I find date sugar on Amazon. Let me know if you need the link. Hope this helps!

  5. Unknown says:

    Thank you Helyn. Silly me, I didn't realize date sugar was just dehydrated, ground dates! I've seen it at our local health food store so I'll be sure to try it out. Best of luck on the move!
    Erin 🙂

  6. Helyn says:

    Thank you Erin!

  7. what can I use instead of cashew Butter

  8. Helyn says:

    Any kind of nut or seed butter would work, Kaitlyn. Almond butter would be a good sub.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hi Helyn,

    I love these cookies! Do you have the caloric, fat, fiber and carbohydrate numbers for these cookies?

  10. Helyn says:

    Hi! Sorry but I don't usually have the macronutrient breakdown on my recipes. Mostly because I focus more on MICROnutrients in my diet. There are many sites where you can input the ingredients and get that data. One of them is here: http://www.caloriecount.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

    Hope this helps! Glad you love the cookies!! 🙂

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