Recipe: Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Thursday everyone! We are two work days from the weekend! Hooray! I know I promised you a weekend recap, but my internet at home has not been working correctly, so posting has been a bit difficult. I want this weekend recap to be special, so it might have to come a little late.

There's only one solution to bad internet at home, bake cookies! I've never been a huge cookie fan. I'm much more in the ice cream/fro yo spectrum than the cookie/cake side. But, these cookies are so good and they are so easy to make.


One thing I've really embraced since I started cooking and baking paleo is unsweetened coconut. You'd be surprised how many things are incredible with coconut. Meat, desserts, oats. You name it, I bet coconut makes it taste better. Maybe not everything...but you get the point. 

I found this recipe on Healthy Food for Living and was so excited. Lauren blogs over there and is always creating incredible recipes that are gluten-free, paleo ect. Go check out her blog, you will not be disappointed!

I know some people are kind of hesitant (ahem, guys in my office) to try paleo foods, but one would never know these cookies are paleo! They're soft, tasty and the perfect sweet when you're craving something.

Next time I make these, I think I might add dried cranberries. There is so much you could do with this recipe. It's simple so adding to it is easy! I hope you all enjoy this recipe and these cookies as much as Adam and I did. Let's just say they didn't last us more than 3 days! Enjoy!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups almond flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil (melt before measuring!) 
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (I used vanilla and it tasted great!) 
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
How to Make: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Line a large cookie sheet with a silpat. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Whisk together making sure to break up any clumps.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and water. 
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. 
  6. Fold in the chips and the coconut. 
  7. Scoop out portions, roll in a ball and place on cookie sheet. Flatten them with the palm of your hand. 
  8. Bank for 12 - 15 minutes. 
  9. Place on a rack and try and let them cook before you dig in. Let's just say my house was eating scorching hot cookies :) 
I might have added a few more chocolate chips...
They're a little crumbly, but trust me, they come out perfect.
Remember how I said we ate hot cookies? 
Well that's why there isn't a "final" picture, they barely made it to the Tupperware! 

PS. If you love cookies, you should check out my Double Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
P.P.S. Want to really splurge? Here's some non-paleo christmas cookies!


3 comments:

  1. I love all things coconut. Coconut oil. Coconut milk. Coconut water. And now with chocolate chip cookies... YES PLEASE!

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  2. These sound amazing and I absolutely love the quote :)

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  3. These look so yummy! Love coconut cookies!

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I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen

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