Gluten-free coconut flour cookies
It’s always a good idea to have a snack at home, especially if the house is low in carbs. The few keto cookies I like to make are cream cheese cookies, peanut butter cookies and low carb cookies.
I usually stock up on my favorite homemade keto chocolates as a special treat, but they don’t travel well on hot days.
So I started making keto coconut cookies in bulk and freezing them in individual batches!
I’ve been baking with this low-carb flour a lot lately because I like it much better than almond flour. So I decided to try making some sweet cookies.
The recipe is based on a high-carb recipe from an old Best Homes and Gardens cookbook that my mom used to make.
Use of coconut flour in cookies
These keto cookies use less flour than standard keto cookies. Coconut flour absorbs the liquid and expands. This is also why you should generally use more eggs and liquid in coconut keto flour recipes.
In general, between a quarter and a third of the amount of regular flour should be used, and the amount of eggs is usually 1.5 to 2 times that of a standard recipe. In addition, extra eggs are needed for binding because there is no gluten present.
After mixing the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, the coconut flour absorbs the liquid like a sponge. The result should be a cookie dough that can be scooped up and shaped.
How to bake with coconut flour
Once the dough is baked, use a cookie portioning machine to make similar sized cookies. Then flatten each spoonful, as coconut blossom cookies don’t usually flatten much during baking. I just used my fingers to push each ball of dough into the pan.
I like to use a silicone baking mat on my cookie sheet so the cookies don’t stick. You can also use parchment paper or a lightly greased baking sheet. Of course, non-stick cookies work too.
Bake the cookies until the edges begin to brown. For me, it was about 10 minutes. Then I put them on a shelf until they are cold enough to move, about 15 minutes.
Frequently asked questions about coconut cookies
You can find the full recipe at the end of this post. First, let me answer a few general questions about them.
How do you know when they are cooked?
Watch the cookies in the oven so they don’t burn. You’ll know they’re done when the edges start to turn golden brown.
These cookies are very soft and crumbly. They get a foothold if you let them cool off.
Can you make sweet cookies with coconut flour?
Although these cookies are adapted from a sugar cookie recipe, the texture is slightly different. They are sweeter and more cake-like than traditional sweet cookies.
Can you make them crisp?
If you want crunchy cookies, you should use a mixture of almond flour and coconut flour. Or you can just bake my low-sugar cookies that use a combination of two flours.
How do coconut cookies become less crumbly?
Unfortunately, coconut flour can have variable absorbency. So it may be necessary to adjust the amount of liquid or flour.
If your dough is too thin, just add a little more flour until it is workable, or if the dough seems very thick, it may need a little more almond milk.
If the dough is crumbly, you may need an extra egg or more fat. However, the recipe should already contain a lot of fat, which shouldn’t be a problem.
These coconut cookies are not supposed to be crumbly. But if they are, I find the texture is generally better when they are refrigerated.
Coconut Flour Cookie Recipe Variations
To display them at a party or celebration, frost them with a simple Swerve baked powder icing or with low carbon melted chocolate chips.
You can also add unsweetened coconut to the dough for a richer coconut flavor!
The possibilities are truly endless with this recipe for coconut flour cookies. Another option would be to sprinkle some granular Swerve over it, colored with a little dye.
How to store coconut flour
For the short term, I keep the cookies in the refrigerator. If I want to keep them for a long time, I put them in the freezer.
They are perfect for freezing in small batches and thawing for snacks when you need them.
Other recipes for keto coconut flour
Want more ideas on using coconut flour? You may enjoy some of these other low-carb recipes:
- Cranberry and orange cookies are perfect for the holidays, when cranberries are a popular flavor.
- Low-carb bagels in the morning will satisfy your cravings. You can start the day perfectly with a piece of toast and an avocado.
- Coconut flour pancakes are similar in taste and feel to flour pancakes. Offer them your favorite sugar-free syrup.
- This gluten-free German chocolate cake is so rich, it requires coffee or milk.
- Coconut flour waffles with a crispy bacon crust taste fantastic. For a better breakfast or brunch, add a dab of sweet butter.
What is your favorite use of coconut flour? For me, it’s all about low-carb cookies and pancakes!
Enjoy the cookies! And don’t forget to check out my other low-carb sweets.
Coconut flour cookies (Keto, low-carb, gluten free)
There are times when you need something for your sweet tooth on the go. These gluten-free, easy to prepare, low-carb cookies make a great snack.
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Cooking time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total duration 15 minutes
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- Mix the coconut flour, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, beat together the butter and coconut oil; add the sweetener and beat until frothy. Add eggs, almond milk and vanilla; beat well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and beat until well blended. The battery must bethick. If not, add a little more coconut flour, being careful not to overdo it.
- Spread dough on an ungreased cookie sheet or silicone mat and flatten to desired thickness.
- Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
It is best to start with half the sweetener and add more if necessary.
You may need more flour or liquid to get the right dough consistency, as coconut flour has a variable absorption rate. You can also start with half the coconut flour and add more as needed. An extra egg or liquid can also be helpful if too much coconut flour has already been added.
The recipe yields about 34 cookies.
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Serve : 1 biscuit | calories : 55 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 25mg | Dietary fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A : 90IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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