These coconut almond cookies so easy to whip up — you only need four ingredients and they’re so delicious. No one will guess they’re vegan and gluten-free.
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (mini or regular)*
- 3 Tablespoons chopped salted almonds
- 3/4 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk*
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Check to see if your sweetened condensed coconut milk is in a liquid state. If it is, you can skip this step. If not, pour sweetened condensed coconut milk into a small saucepan and heat over super low heat until mixture is liquid. Don’t heat too long because you don’t want the coconut milk to get too hot. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine coconut flakes, chocolate chips, chopped almonds and liquid sweetened condensed coconut milk. Stir until everything is well coated with the coconut milk. The dough will be pretty sticky/wet and that’s okay.
- Use a medium-large cookie scoop to scoop out dough and place on to your prepared baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using the back of a spoon or your fingers (moistened with a little water), press each cookie down a bit to flatten.
- Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until the coconut flakes are just starting to turn golden brown.
- Let cool completely on baking sheet before serving. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for longer storage. Cookies will last at least 7 days in the fridge.
- 1 (7.4 oz) can of sweetened condensed coconut milk is about 3/4 cup and one batch of my homemade sweetened condensed coconut milk makes 3/4 cup as well.
- Step 3 is optional if your condensed coconut milk is already liquid and easy to pour, but I’ve noticed that that canned sweetened condensed coconut milk seems to harden and separate when stored in a cool place.
- You can use mini or regular sized chocolate chips. For vegan cookies, be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips.
- Adapted from Mom on Timeout’s Almond Joy Cookies.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 113
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 3mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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