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!
Servings 18 -20 large cookies
- 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)
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.
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