Goin’ Coconuts

I love coconut and this recipe for coconut cookies has the added impact of coconut oil and coconut flour, which makes it not only gluten free but vegetarian and appropriate for a paleo diet. The cookies have a soft, dense texture and are lightly sweetened by the flour and honey. Their unusual nature takes some adjusting to but the subtle flavor is quite nice. And if you want a dessert from scratch and are short on time, they’re very easy and quick to make. 

Here’s the recipe:

Coconut Cookies (Yields 2 dozen)


  • 1 cup unsifted coconut flour (Bob’s Red Mill brand is excellent)
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup dessicated coconut
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins or currants (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Melt the coconut oil until clear. Pour into a medium size mixing bowl and add the honey, lighten beaten eggs and vanilla or almond extract. Carefully stir to combine completely.
  3. Add the coconut flour, salt and baking soda and stir until the mixture is combined. It will be loose and runny at first but the dough will begin to thicken.
  4. Before the dough has thickened completely, add the dessicated coconut, sliced almonds and raisins or currants, if using. Mix to finalize.
  5. Scoop dough up into a cookie scoop (or small ice cream scoop) and press into a small rounded cookie shape with your fingers.
  6. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottom and edges of the cookies are golden brown.
  7. Remove them from the oven and let cool on the pan, then transfer them to a baking rack to cool completely.

The cookies should be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

These cookies are a fun treat and are especially nice with coffee or tea. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s a little unusual and full of great ingredients these cookies will have you goin’ coconuts!

Special Note: Feature Image for this blog post courtesy of Ayelet Stern at Pixabay.