Paleo Plan

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

chocolate coconut cookies

Makes about 1 dozen cookies

Approximate prep and cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

1/3 cup coconut oil, not melted

2/3 cup coconut sugar or coconut "crystals"

2 eggs

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

3 tablespoons sifted coconut flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat the coconut oil and the sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and continue beating on medium until well combined. Stir in the vanilla.

Add the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and stir until just combined. If using chocolate chips, fold them in.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or lightly coat with coconut oil. Drop the cookies about 2 inches apart, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set. Allow to cool before moving from pan.


16 Comments

  1. I don’t have coconut sugar on hand, do you have an alternate measurement for stevia?

    • melinda – No, sorry. I don’t really bake with stevia ever, and I’m assuming it depends on whether you’re using powdered or tinctured stevia. Sorry.

  2. These cookies are delicious!! I am not much of a dessert person and I don’t make or eat ‘treats’ but I wanted to try these out because they looked so good. They were easy to eat but they did sparead out quite a bit on the pan…but they firmed up perfectly and are sooo good!

  3. Just made a double batch of these. Runny mix made v thin cookies but still v nice. Maybe reduce oil a little if using large eggs. I cooked for about 9 mins in a fan force oven 160 degrees C

  4. Is there anything that could be substituted for the coconut sugar? Such as stevia? I am unable to find anywhere here near me in Australia where I can buy it!

  5. I added some chopped pecans and unsweetened coconut. It added structure to the cookie and improved the flavor.

  6. Made a double batch of these cookies today & they came out very thin….almost like lace cookies. When the first batch came out super thin I decided to add 1 more Tbsp of coconut flour. That sheet of cookies came out a little better but still kind of thin. So I added 1 more Tbsp coconut flour. All in all these were edible but I didn’t like the texture at all. Think I would’ve liked them if they were a little chewier. These were more cake-like & I think that is because of all of the eggs. If I ever make this recipe again….I will put them in a cupcake tin & bake them like individual brownies.

  7. Kerrie Stein

    Very happy with these biscuits. Although I did tweak the recipe, adding extra coconut flour and two tbls of almond flour, one large egg one small. Will defiantly make them again!

  8. Neely these were delicious, soft but chewy and very flat which was perfect for ice cream sandwiches! How did you get yours to look like the picture? I would like to make them again and get a little more volume and texture as mine spread and became very flat. Is there is trick to changing that? Thanks for such a simple and yummy recipe that my kids loved!

    • Pamela – So glad you liked them! Here are some tips. First, don’t over-mix the dough. You want everything to be incorporated, but not over mixed. Then refrigerate the cookie dough before baking. When it’s nice and chilled, it should bake up much better. Also, using parchment instead of oil will help as well. Hope this helps.

  9. Mine came out like most of the posted comments, flat but delicious. I will try the tip posted by Neely and see if it helps the cookies fluff up a bit. Never the less, they still were fantastic.

  10. Stefanie

    Hi,

    Commenting all the way from New Zealand. Made these today and they came out really flat. As soon as they hit the heat, they completely melted. Still came out tasting amazing but how can I stop them from melting and making cookies like the picture at the top?? :D Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

  11. Nicole

    I’m sure these would have been delicious, if I HADN’T BURNED THEM!!!! CURSES!

  12. Hi Laura

    The loving earth brand in Australia stocks coconut sugar

    Thanks

  13. Trysten

    This is my first week paleo and I tried these cookies, after reading reviews I made a few changes. I reduced coconut oil to 1/4cup, 1& 1/2 eggs. After dough was mixed I scooped the cookies onto a tray and then chilled the dough balls. After they are chilled you can put balls in baggies, I leave the cookies in the fridge or even freezer until I put them in oven. Dont let them sit on counter, with the coconut oil they will soften pretty quick. If you bake from frozen add a minute or two to baking time. They turned out just like the picture.

    Using Hershey’s special dark cocoa really makes these sinfully rich. First paleo cookies and I’ll never go back to my old chocolate cookie recipe!

  14. Amazon sell coconut sugar if you have access to Amazon.
    But there are various versions, which one shoud we be using? Raw, palm sugar, organic. Or are they all the same?

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