Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies With Coconut Flour

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Are you looking for an easy recipe for cookies with coconut flour? If you are, you must check out these crispy chocolate chip coconut flour cookies. Made with only a handful of ingredients, these cookies are an easy way to make healthy chocolate chip cookies with a nutritious flour substitute for cookies

chocolate chip cookies with coconut flour

 

Many people do not know that you can actually make tasty cookies and other baked goods with coconut flour. This is so because coconut flour can be quite a difficult type of flour to handle.

A big part of that has to do with the fact that it does not act like all-purpose flour at all. In fact, coconut flour is very absorbent, and if it isn’t used the right way and with the correct combination of ingredients, you just might find that you’ve made super dry, unappetizing cookies.

Another part has to do with the fact that many people still think that almond flour and all-purpose flour can be swapped out for coconut flour at a 1:1 conversion ratio.

Therefore, it is customary for someone to find a good cookie recipe made with all-purpose or almond flour and assume that it is okay to use the same quantity of coconut flour to replace the all-purpose or almond flour when trying out said recipe.

This is far from the truth. Coconut flour is way more absorbent than all-purpose or almond flour. Therefore, using a 1:1 conversion ratio, while keeping all the other ingredient quantities unchanged simply won’t work.

Thankfully, I will show you how to make cookies with coconut flour here. So, if you ever want to use coconut flour as a substitute flour in a cookie recipe that you’ve just come across. Or even if you’re just looking for an easy coconut flour cookie recipe, this post is there to help you out!

Can I substitute coconut flour for all-purpose flour in cookies?

Yes, you can. Coconut flour is more absorbent than all-purpose flour. Therefore, if you find a cookie recipe that you want to try that was originally made with all-purpose flour, you will have to reduce the quantity of coconut flour to make the recipe work.

Also, coconut flour is gluten-free and will need the help of ingredients like eggs, xanthan gum, or even cream cheese to help the cookies keep their shape and add moisture. Therefore, if the original recipe does not include xanthan gum, feel free to add ½ teaspoon.

A good coconut flour to all-purpose flour conversion ratio for cookies is ¼ cup of coconut flour for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour.

Ingredients for coconut flour cookies

  • Salted butter, room temperature
  • Sugar or sweetener of choice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Large egg 
  • Superfine coconut flour
  • Baking powder
  • Xanthan gum
  • Chocolate chips

How to make cookies with coconut flour

Start by gathering all the ingredients, lining a baking sheet with parchment paper, then preheating the oven to 350F.

ingredients for cookies with coconut flour

 

Next, cream the butter and sweetener in a mixing bowl. 

Then add the large egg and vanilla extract and beat these ingredients for exactly 15 seconds. Less time and the ingredients will not mix up well, and more time will result in a watery mixture.

Once this is done, fold in the coconut flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum and stir with a spatula until the dough comes together. 

At this point, fold in the chocolate chips and let the dough rest for 5 minutes before shaping it into 12 balls. 

dough for coconut flour cookies

 

Arrange the dough balls on a baking sheet. Press gently to flatten, ½-inch thick and then bake the coconut flour chocolate chip cookies for 10 minutes.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack for 10 minutes or until they firm up. Initially, when the cookies are removed from the oven, they will be soft, but as they cool down, they will firm up into a texture that is ideal for crispy chocolate chip cookies.

coconut flour cookies

 

Serve and Enjoy!

Storing and freezing

  • To store: Place the cookies in a fully sealable plastic bag or air-tight plastic container and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks to avoid them going rancid.
  • To freeze: Place the cookies in a sealable plastic bag or air-tight container and keep them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

FAQs about coconut flour cookies

Is coconut flour good for baking

Coconut flour is an excellent gluten-free and keto flour alternative for baking. Granted, coconut flour is more absorbent than all-purpose flour so it has to be handled differently. But once you learn the tricks of working with coconut flour, you can make some truly delicious and nutritious baked goods with this flour.

Why are my coconut flour cookies dry?

If you follow this recipe, your cookies will not be dry. However, if you make a misstep when making cookies with coconut flour, the likeliest culprit is that your wet-to-dry ingredient ratio was off. The easiest way to avoid dry coconut flour cookies is to use more eggs.

cookies with coconut flour

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies With Coconut Flour

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Are you looking for an easy recipe for cookies with coconut flour? If you are, you must check out these crispy chocolate chip coconut flour cookies. Made with only a handful of ingredients, these cookies are an easy way to make healthy chocolate chip cookies with a nutritious flour substitute. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of salted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of sugar, or sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup of superfine coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Start by gathering all the ingredients, lining a baking sheet with parchment paper, then preheating the oven to 350F.
  2. Next, cream the butter and sweetener in a mixing bowl. 
  3. Then add the large egg and vanilla extract and beat these ingredients for exactly 15 seconds. Less time and the ingredients will not mix up well, and more time will result in a watery mixture.
  4. Once this is done, fold in the coconut flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum and stir with a spatula until the dough comes together. 
  5. At this point, fold in the chocolate chips and let the dough rest for 5 minutes before shaping it into 12 balls. 
  6. Arrange the dough balls on a baking sheet. Press gently to flatten, ½-inch thick and then bake the coconut flour chocolate chip cookies for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool the cookies on a wire rack for 10 minutes or until they firm up. Initially, when the cookies are removed from the oven, they will be soft, but as they cool down, they will firm up into a texture that is ideal for crispy chocolate chip cookies.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 18gProtein: 3.9g

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