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Coconut Flour Cookies

These amazing Coconut Flour Cookies are exactly what you expect from a great cookie: crisp edges, chewy centers and loaded with chocolate. But these are actually gluten free, clean eating, paleo, with even a vegan option.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Coconut Flour Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 small cookies
Calories 141 kcal
Author Leelalicious


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup unsalted nut or seed butter peanut, almond, sunflower seed*, or sesame butter (tahini)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or unrefined brown sugar or monk fruit sugar substitute***
  • 1 egg or flax egg**
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour spooned into the measuring cup (don't dip & sweep)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt more for sprinkling (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.

  2. In a large bowl mix melted coconut oil, nut butter, and coconut sugar with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again.

  3. Add coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix in with a spatula or wooden spoon. Finally stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. Form 16 small cookies (1 tablespoon dough) or 8-10 large cookies (~2 tablespoons dough) with a cookie scoop and place them on the baking sheet.

  5. Flatten each dough ball and add a couple extra chocolate chips and optionally a touch of coarse sea salt

  6. Bake the cookies until the centers are just set - about 10 minutes for the small size or 12 minutes for the bigger sized cookies.

  7. Let the cookies cool on a baking sheet for 10 minutes, than move to a wire rack to let them cool completely.

  8. Once fully cooled, store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Sunbutter may turn the cookies a shade of green (it reacts with the baking soda). They still taste super delicious but the green colour may be disconcerting to some 

**Flax Egg Recipe

*** using sugar-free sweetener and chocolate chips changes these nutrition values:
carbs: 7  fiber: 3  sugar:1.7

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie (out of 16))
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.8g15%
Cholesterol 11.8mg4%
Sodium 126mg5%
Carbohydrates 11.7g4%
Fiber 2.4g10%
Sugar 7.6g8%
Protein 2.6g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.