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Chewy Coconut Almond Cookies (Gluten Free)

Naturally gluten free cookies loaded with a double dose of almond and coconut. These soft and chewy cookies taste similar to a coconut macaroon and an Almond Joy candy bar. Drizzle with melted chocolate or eat them plain; they're fabulous either way!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 18 -20 large cookies
Calories 218kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup plus1 tablespoon coconut oil melted (not hot)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (optional for drizzling)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl whisk almond flour, coconut, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar until no lumps remain.
  • In a separate bowl, vigorously whisk eggs for 1 full minute. Add coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Stir until thoroughly combined; use your hands if necessary. Tightly cover and place in the back of your fridge (where it's really cold) for 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners. Roll or scoop the dough into 2 tablespoon portions (about golf ball size) and place them a couple inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Press down on each ball of dough to flatten (they will spread very little when baking). Bake for about 9 minutes, until the edges are just beginning to turn golden brown. Place the baking sheets on wire racks to cool completely.

Optional chocolate drizzle:

  • Melt chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Drizzle the top of the cookies with melted chocolate (I put the melted chocolate in a plastic bag and snipped the corner for easy drizzling). Allow the chocolate to firm up at room temperature or speed it along by placing the cookies in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg