Crispy and chewy grain free coconut cookies are a wonderful holiday recipe to make this season! Perfect for enjoying with a cup of hot cocoa!
Today we have a cookie recipe from Alissa of Girl Makes Food. I have spent a fair amount of time browsing her blog, which is filled with amazing recipes like this Chocolate Pudding, and this Peaches and Cream Smoothie. And, bonus, many of her recipes are gluten free and vegan! Awesome. So happy to have you here, Alissa!
I am so honored and super excited to be part of the 12 Days of Gluten Free Christmas Cookie series here on The Pretty Bee! I suppose before I go right into cookie talk I should introduce myself. I am Alissa from Girl Makes Food where I blog about how much I love vegetables. (It’s actually a food blog with a focus on fast and easy vegetarian and vegan food).
I am a culinary grad turned Holistic Nutrition Counselor, and my busy schedule led me to develop quick and approachable recipes that are chock full of healthy stuff. Which led me to blog about them!
Though I get overly excited about most seasons and holidays, Christmas time is definitely my favorite time of the year. It’s all about giving and togetherness, and of course, food. Cookies are a big part of my Christmas tradition, so I am excited to be developing and discovering cookie recipes that fit into my and my family’s dietary needs.
How do you make chewy coconut cookies?
These chewy grain free coconut cookies are really simple to throw together, and one I think would be fantastic to do with the kids. The preparation is as simple as put the ingredients in a bowl and stir, and you have to use your hands. Even I had a blast with that, and it felt a lot like making little snowballs that you squish into a cookie.
This cookie recipe contains lots of coconut, which makes it just right for those on a grain free diet.
Is coconut good for you?
Coconut has been a controversial ingredient for a long time. Now it’s recognized to have some health benefits. You can read all about cooking with coconut here.
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Crispy Chewy Grain Free Coconut Cookies
Gluten free and vegan chewy coconut cookies, are a healthy treat that's fun to make.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well.
When the mixture is well combined, use your hands to press the mixture into balls about half the size of a golf ball (you should get about 14).
On a cookie pan lined with parchment paper, line up all the balls and use the palm of your hand to squish them into a thick disc.
Bake about 14 minutes, or until the coconut is golden, and the centers feel firm to the touch.
Allow to cool and then enjoy!!
If the dough feels too dry to hold together in a cookie shape, add a little more coconut milk.
Thank you for sharing this recipe, Alissa! These chewy coconut cookies look delicious, and I’m a huge coconut fan, so I will be making them very soon!