This coconut flour cookies recipe is one of the most crave-worthy low carb recipes for taming that ferocious sweet tooth.
When it comes to healthy recipes, these little low carb snacks pack a powerful punch! Creating and preparing low carb desserts that actually really taste GOOD is a tall order to fill but it can be done.
But these coconut flour cookies my friends are more than just low carb cookies that taste good…
These little puppies are the kind of cookies you can serve to those who don’t follow a low carb eating plan, and they’ll be gobbled up in the blink of an eye!
These are cookies with attitude!! Let me show you what I mean!!…..
Getting this sweet coconut flour cookies recipe to the cooling wrack only takes about 30 minutes – and that’s from start to finish (minus the cooling time)!!
Also, you know how coconut flour cookies recipe tend to be dry and brittle? Well, not anymore!! These sweet little nuggets are moist and fluffy and absolutely delicious – The way coconut cookies should be!
Here are some more strong qualities…
- 30 minutes from start to finish
- Moist and fluffy with sweet coconut undertones
- Gluten-free, keto, paleo & low carb
- One bowl recipe
- No crazy kitchen gadgets
It doesn’t take long to whip up these bad boys, because this is a SUUUPER simple, and straightforward recipe. Here are a couple of tips that can help virtually ensure a beautiful coconut flour cookies recipe, every time:
Coconut Flour – Is extremely dry, and tends to clump when stored. Before adding it to this recipe, be sure to get out any clumps with the back of a form, or a flour sifter.
While coconut flour is a little higher in total carbs, its high fiber content puts it back on the low carb menu with fewer net carbs.
Sweetener – Choosing your sweetener for these coconut flour cookies is a big part of this recipe. I love using erythritol because it’s zero-calorie low carb sweetener that doesn’t spike blood sugar.
It also tends to recrystallize a little even in recipes. This is significant because it helps create that sweet crunchy texture you want in a good cookie!
If you aren’t following a low carb diet, then feel free to use coconut sugar if you like. Nutritionally, it’s very similar to table sugar but its is not as processed and researchers believe that coconut sugar may have a lower glycemic index.
This coconut flour cookies recipe makes about a dozen hearty little cookies.
When your cookie mix is ready, divide it into roughly even little balls and give them a quick roll in your hand before setting them on your prepared cookie sheet. Once you’ve got all your little cookie balls on the baking sheet Toss a large piece of wax paper over the top of them. Use a second cookie sheet to gently press them down to about ¼” thickness.
Voila! They should all cook evenly since they will be the same thickness (and roughly the same size).
You’ll want to give this coconut flour cookies recipe some time to cool before eating them, so they don’t fall apart (they tend to do that when they’re hot). This is when you must really exercise constraint and I know it’s tough (believe me).
Storing your coconut flour cookies recipe is best done in some type of airtight container with a secure lid. If it’s easier, you can toss them in a plastic Ziploc baggie, but they do need to go in the fridge.
These little crunchy nuggets of bliss can be really tempting so if you’re afraid you may eat all 12, you can store them in the freezer and pull them out a few at a time.
Can You Freeze Them?
That’s affirmative! In fact, I recommend it ?. You can cook them first or freeze them raw, it’s up to you.
Cooking them first means you just set them on the counter for a few minutes to thaw.
I like to form these coconut flour cookies and freeze them raw. Simply prepare as normal and put the entire cookie sheet in the freezer for an hour. Once these puppies have hardened, move them to a freezer baggie to save room. I love being able to fill my kitchen with the wonderful aroma of fresh-baked cookies in the blink of an eye.
As with most baking recipes, tweaking this coconut flour cookies recipe can only be done in small amounts. Here are some variations you may consider:
What Are Some Healthy Cookies Mix Ins?
Making healthy cookies is an art form and what a delicious art it is!! Bake some low carb chocolate chip cookies or coconut flour chocolate chip cookies that’ll have you dreaming in chocolate chip, by mixing in some of your favorite ingredients!
- Nuts or seeds
- Dried fruit (if you aren’t watching your carbs!)
- Swap chocolate chips for white chocolate or dark chocolate if you’d prefer.
- Add your favorite extract (instead of vanilla)
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger (ala low carb gingerbread cookies) and other spices are an easy upgrade!
Can I Add Peanut Butter?
Now we’re talking!! Making this coconut flour cookies recipe peanut butter flavored without much effort.
Crunchy peanut butter adds some extra crunchy texture, but it can be challenging to get the measurements correct.
If you have some peanut butter fans in the house, consider making low carb peanut butter cookies! These healthy peanut butter cookies are too legit to quit! These always get gobbled up quickly too. I honestly think there’s something about the smell of peanut butter that incites hunger.
Can I Swap Coconut Flour For Almond Flour?
Here’s where I have to draw the line. Unfortunately, you can’t simply use almond flour in coconut flour recipes.
Coconut flour and almond flour each have unique qualities that prevent them from being swapped with other low carb flours. For instance, coconut flour is very dry and requires extra moisture to prevent a dry brittle product.
Alternatively, almond flour is heavier than other flours and can produce dense baked goods that require something for additional fluff.
There are recipes that combine the two low carb flours while catering to their unique characteristics, like almond and coconut flour cookies. If coconut isn’t your thing, you can simply make almond flour chocolate chip cookies or almond flour peanut butter cookies that will re-introduce you to sweet crunchy goodness.
Can I Add Frosting?
Decorating low carb desserts, like coconut flour sugar cookies, can be so much fun, you’ll forget you’re serving healthy desserts! You can also make almond flour sugar cookies, instead.
Both recipes are sweet and addictingly delicious. They just differ a little to accommodate the unique characteristics of each of the low carb flours.
Can I Make These Biscuit-Like?
When it comes to this recipe, stick to the butter to flour ratio shared below. BUT, if you’re in the mood for a rich buttery crumbly type of cookie, make some almond flour shortbread cookies. Yeah – It’s a thing and the flavor is intense!
(Just about any type of cookie you’re in the mood for can be recreated in a low carb version that you’ll love at first bite.)
Coconut Flour Cookies
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1/2 Cup Erythritol granular* or 2/3 cup coconut sugar (if not low carb)
- 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 3 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup Butter melted & cooled
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon optional
- 1/2 Cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips or dark chocolate chips if you’re not low carb
- 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut shredded + unsweetened, optional
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix together coconut flour, erythritol (or coconut sugar), baking soda and salt.
- Add eggs, butter, vanilla and stir to combine.
- Fold in chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
- Roll the dough into 12 cookies, and flatten the tops.
- Place them on a baking sheet a few inches apart.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops become lightly golden.
- Let cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!
Low carb cookies are an important part of my healthy lifestyle. I know I have a sweet tooth and if I fail to plan, then I’m planning to fail! Besides, baking is so much fun and it would be a crying shame not to enjoy the sweet crunchy goodness of an awesome cookie (or two) at least occasionally.
Here are some of my favorite low carb cookies recipes for you to try.
- Breakfast Cookies. Low carb + cookie + breakfast?? SIGN. ME. UP!
- Low Carb No Bake Cookies. Perfect for a mid-summer, no oven baking session!
- Healthy No Bake Cookies. Easy, peasy, super tasty cookies!
- Low Carb Cream Cheese Cookies. Truly, the most pillow-y cookies you’ve ever tasted…
- Low Carb Snickerdoodles. Cinnamon, erythritol, nice and fluffy!
Coconut flour cookies are the reincarnate of sweet crunchy goodness in a guilt-free cookie. These little babies have vanilla, coconut and sugar free chocolate chips to color you happy with every tasty bite!
Love knows no bounds like chocolate chips and these scrumptious little coconut flour cookies can be ready in 30 minutes flat. That’s only half an hour to sweet delight!
These things are a staple in my kitchen, and I can’t wait to see what you think! Let me know in the comments below. Happy baking!