May 20, 2014

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies I have to be honest and start this post by saying that I've been trying my hand at making coconut flour cakes, but they just haven't turned out the way I expected (meaning that they really haven't been very good!) I've read and heard from others that baking with coconut flour can be tricky, but I am determined. So I found this recipe by The Detoxinista and decided that maybe I should start small with cookies instead. She describes them as being more cake-like anyway, so I figured that it would be like having a bunch of mini-coconut flour cakes- haha! And they are! I slightly adapted her recipe, and they're still SO GOOD. They're also Nate approved, which is saying something since he's pretty picky when it comes to sweets.  Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies What you'll need:
-1/3 cup coconut flour
- 2 eggs
-1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 tablespoon chia seeds
-2 tablespoons shredded coconut
-1/3 cup cacao nibs Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix coconut flour, eggs, and coconut oil in a medium bowl. I sifted the coconut flour first after reading some tips online.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until batter forms. The batter was definitely moist, but not runny. In comments for the original recipe, some people said that their batter was runny, and the suggestion was to let the batter sit for a little while to thicken. I didn't have this problem though.
4. Put (heaping!) tablespoon-sized drops of batter onto cookie sheet and then slightly flatten with your hands.
5. Bake for 12-15 minutes and once you remove them from the oven let them cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes.
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
I made delicious Vanilla and Almond Chocolate Chip cookies a couple of months ago that were made with almond flour, and I have to say that I might like these ones made with coconut flour even more! They're softer and chewier, and that's just how I prefer my cookies. And who knows? Maybe I'll find another alternative chocolate chip cookie in the future, but for now this one definitely takes the cake. Enjoy! xx Courtney

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