Cookies - Chocolate Coconut - Gluten-free


Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

30 min

Yields

30 cookies

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

1 cup blanched almond flour

¼ teaspoon sea salt

½ cup coconut oil, melted (I prefer to use a bit less, as they were sitting in a puddle of oil after baking)

½ cup coconut palm sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon almond extract

2 eggs, beaten


For the Dark Chocolate Drizzle:

¾ cup dark chocolate 73% cocoa or higher

2 tablespoons coconut oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  1. In a medium bowl combine the shredded coconut, almond flour and sea salt. In another medium bowl combine ½ cup melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and beaten eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix.
  1. Form round, golf-ball sized, balls with the cookie dough. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool for 20 minutes then place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  1. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler. Simply place the chocolate and coconut oil in a small saucepan and place that into a larger saucepan that has a couple of inches of water over medium heat. Mix constantly until smooth.
  1. Dip the chilled cookies in the melted, dark chocolate, then place on a parchment lined plate. Drizzle dark chocolate across the tops of the cookies. Place back in the fridge until the chocolate hardens — about 15 minutes. 

Notes

These cookies remind me of the Keebler fudge stripe variety I had as a kid – only they’re better!    These delicious gluten, grain, dairy, soy, free cookies are awesome. 

You’re really going to enjoy these amazing cookies – best of all, they’re healthy, delicious, and fat burning, just like all of the tasty meals and desserts you’ll find in The Recipe Hacker cookbook. 

 

Credit

Diana Keuilian in her Cookbook, The Recipe Hacker