Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Do you know that feeling when you want to bake something really yummy, but can't decide what to make? Well, I suffered from that yesterday. I wanted to make some sort of coconutty goodness, and Mom was begging for chocolate...

I hopped on the internet and searched for gluten- free cookie recipes... but nothing sounded quite right. 

Then I did something really bad...
I searched for normal, non gluten- free recipes. You know, the ones full of wheat, soy and sugar?
And I found a recipe on Food Network for crispy chocolate coconut cookies.

Well, as it always happens, I ditched that recipe, and made my own.
This is what I came up with...

Chocolate Coconut Cookies- Gluten Free
1 stick butter
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup coconut flour

Pre- heat oven to 335*
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Cream together butter, raw sugar, and honey until fluffy.
Add in eggs and vanilla.
Mix in the last four ingredients until smooth.
Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoon.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Let cookies cool for 1 minute before taking off sheet.
Pour a glass of milk and enjoy!
Makes 3 dozen

These cookies could be made GAPS approved if you omit the baking soda, but I'm not sure how they will turn out. I think they would be less cakie... I smell more baking soon!

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, if there are any! They are even better cold!

What better way to start the New Year off with delicious-ness, right?
Blessings, Layla 



  1. Do y'all eat gluten-free, or do you just try to eliminate large amounts of gluten from your diet?
    Funny, I made lemon-coconut bites yesterday...and they are gluten-free too!

    1. Well, my little brother has severe allergies to gluten and soy, so when he was little we had to change the way we ate for his sake. So we went gluten free. Then we noticed that a lot of us couldn't tolerate it either, and that he was getting worse. My mom did lots of research, and found that eating a gluten free diet can actually harm you more than help you, because of all the starches. What the real problem is is that we have leaky guts, and microbial bits of the food slips into the blood stream, and your body attacks it. Sooo, we are doing the GAPS diet, which helps heal the holes. Did that answer your question? ;)

      And those lemon- coconut bites sound delish! I used to make lemon coconut tarts, Mom says they are her favorite! I would love to have that recipe... please?
      Blessings, Layla

    2. You are so very thorough!!! Thank-you, I love how detailed your answer is...I am such a nerd about health and nutrition!
      I will get that recipe to you soon... Just give me some time! I have to go get my shovel and dig for it :D
      Smiles, Rebekah

  2. Hey Layla and Hagen! I wanted to thank you for following my blog. I really like your recipe posts!

    1. Hi Hannah Elise! Thank you for following our blog!
      And I think your blog is so cute!
      Blessings, Layla