Paleo Treats: Chocolate Coconut Cookies

With all that talk yesterday about added-sugar, now is the perfect time to introduce one of my favorite Paleo-treats – chocolate coconut cookies.  These are sweetened with a 1/4-1/2 a cup of maple syrup (#naturalsweetener), and are completely flour/gluten-free!  I like to make them for special occasions (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) or bring them with me to dinner parties.  There a big hit even with the non-Paleo crew!(Our Xmas Paleo-Cookie Spread.  Both of the cookies [golden brown/dark] were made with this recipe.  One using 70% dark chocolate chips, and one using unsweetened cacao powder.)

What You Need:

  • Coconut Flour (1 cup)
  • Coconut Oil (1/2 Cup)
  • Maple Syrup (1/4-1/2 cup, depending on wanted level of sweetness)
  • Omega-3 Eggs (4)
  • Vanilla Extract (1/2 tsp)
  • Sea Salt (1/8 tsp)
  • Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (1/2 cup)
  • 70%-85% Dark Chocolate (3/4 cup) [we used unsweetened cacao powder and that worked well too]

What to Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, coconut oil (this may need to be warmed as it can be solid at room temp), maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt.
  3. After that is mixed up, add in the coconut flour and continue mixing.
  4. Stir in the shredded coconut and chocolate (chips or powder)
  5. On coconut oil-greased baking sheet, drop large spoonfuls of batter to form rows of cookies.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden-brown.  (Note: if you use cacao powder, the cookies will turn out dark, not golden-brown.)

Enjoy!


8 thoughts on “Paleo Treats: Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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