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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

You know how your mom only let you have a couple cookies? Fortunately, you don’t have to be so mean.  These cookies are made of protein packed coconut and almond flour and get their sweetness from honey, not sugar…well, except for the occasional chocolate chip.  You can feel good about feeding your kids (and yourself) these cookies.  I didn’t experience an ounce of guilt while eating them.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 1/2 c. coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 T. melted butter**
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • pinch of salt.
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together, thoroughly.  (You can mix the dry and then the wet if you want to…I was to excited about eating cookies to do this.)
  3. Roll into little flat circles about 1 1/2 inches wide. (Make them bigger if you want, just adjust the cooking time)
  4. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.  They do not really puff up much, so you will know they are finished when they are firm in the center.

Yield: 18 small cookies

**Remember, butter is not the anti-Christ…I know it is hard information to swallow.

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3 comments on “Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

  1. Lindsey Q
    August 4, 2011

    Hi Lauren, just heard about your blog from and friend and I am looking forward to trying out your weekly meal plans. I am hoping that this will help me organize myself and keep me and my family healthy! thanks for putting all of this together in one nice little package!

  2. Lindsey Q
    August 15, 2011

    These cookies were delicious! I added some zucchini to a second patch that I made and they were more moist and tasted great!

  3. Lauren
    August 24, 2011

    Lindsey, that’s a great idea! I will have to try that!

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This entry was posted on July 12, 2011 by in Kids in the Kitchen, Nutrition, Recipes.
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