Simple Coconut Flour Cookies

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My latest baking experiment is soooo simple to make, and only uses a little bit of honey for sweetness.

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These cookies are made from coconut flour. Coconut flour is made from coconut solids which have been ground into a very fine powder. This product is increasingly being sold in health food shops and your local supermarkets. It is a great gluten-free alternative to normal flour.

These little delicious morsels of goodness will only take a couple of minutes to whip up and are just perfect for cookies lovers wanting a healthier option. The addition of walnuts/sliced almonds just boosts the protein, fiber and good fat intake even higher…a little warning though – even the batter tastes good!

Ingredients:

7 tablespoons of coconut flour

6 tablespoons of butter (softened)

2 teaspoons of honey

1 egg

2 tablespoons of walnuts/sliced almonds (optional)

Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180° C and place a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray.
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the batter is smooth (the batter will be sticky).
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  3. Roll batter into little balls and place on the baking paper, lightly press down with a fork.

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  4. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the golden. They will turn golden quickly when they are ready so keep a close eye on them. Allow to cool and enjoy!

The recipe makes approximately 12 small cookies. Due to the nature of the ingredients these will go off in a couple of days, hence the small serving sizes of the ingredients but you can always double the mixture. For those that are unable to have egg – I did originally make these without an egg. The cookies did turn out, however was quite crumbly.

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The cookies have been taste-tested by our 2 year old – giving his seal of approval – so great for children!!

xxx Dr Julie Bhosale

 

5 Responses

  1. Louise
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    Would olive oil or coconut oil work as a replacement to butter?

    • Julie Bhosale
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      I think you will find that olive oil will make this mixture too runny and the cookies will crumble. You may find that coconut oil will work – I just have not tried it! Butter is not the root of all evil – in fact butter is one of the fats that I recommend using in cooking – and I know Nadia Lim does as well! Check out her blog on this here http://nadialim.com/my-top-five-fats-and-oils/

    • Julie Bhosale
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      Actually Louise I am sorry I did not check first with you – is this in case of an allergy or intolerance to dairy?

  2. Lisa
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    Just made these with coconut oil instead of butter and the zest of an orange- turned out great!

    • Julie Bhosale
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      That’s awesome!! Coconut oil is an awesome substitute!! Thanks heaps for the feedback x