Soft and delicious, these coconut flour cookies are so easy to whip up (only 8 ingredients)! Plus they’re grain-free, low carb, low sugar and less than 95 calories each! 

Dessert recipes are always so popular here on EBF so I’ll continue to give you what you want… with a healthy spin. If you have a sweet tooth, but are also trying to make healthy decisions, these cookies are for you.

Stack of coconut flour chocolate chip cookies.

Why Coconut Flour Cookies?

Honestly, I’m really excited for today’s recipe because I’ve been experimenting with coconut flour a bit more lately. I realized that almost all my healthy baking recipes involve almond or oat flour, and I only have one with coconut flour (this amazing coconut flour banana bread!).

The reason? Baking with coconut flour can be challenging and it takes some experimenting to get recipes just right! But it’s oh so worth it because it offers a texture that is a bit softer and more dense than traditional flour and the flavor is awesome. And I love that it adds a hint of natural sweetness to baked goods without a ton of coconut flavor, making it a great option for baking, even if you’re not looking to make a coconut flavored dessert.

Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies on a wire cooling rack next to a vase of flowers.

Like I mentioned, coconut flour has a little natural sweetness built in, making it perfect for baked goods. It’s a great option for anyone allergic to almonds or those looking for a gluten-free and grain-free flour option. Coconut flour is also cheaper than other grain-free flours like almond flour. Woo!

Where to Buy Coconut Flour

I’ve been ordering my coconut flour from Thrive Market when I put in my pantry staples order (I love the Bob’s Red Mill brand), but I’ve seen coconut flour in most of the major grocery stores now too which is awesome! You might also be able to find it in bulk at Whole Foods or your local health food store.

Cookie dough for coconut flour chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients in Coconut Flour Cookies

I love recipes that require minimal ingredients and prep work and these coconut flour cookies totally fit the bill. You only need 8 ingredients (7 if you skip the chocolate chips) and one bowl.

  • coconut flour
  • coconut oil
  • honey
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • sea salt
  • baking soda
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

How To Make Coconut Flour Cookies

These cookies are super simple to whip up, especially since you can make the cookie dough in one bowl!

Step 1: Start by mixing your wet ingredients (coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla) together in a medium-sized bowl. Mix in the coconut flour, salt, and baking soda until well combined. The mixture may seem runny at first, but it will thicken as the coconut flour absorbs the liquid! Trust me, coconut flour is like a sponge.

Step 2: After the dough has thickened a little, stir in the chocolate chips. As I mention in the recipe notes, you can leave the chocolate chips out if you want to keep the sugar and carbs lower. That said, I think the chocolate chips totally make the cookies so I would highly recommend using them.

Step 3: Bake the cookies at 350° degrees for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool on the pan and then transfer to a wire rack for additional cooling. Once completely cool, it’s time to enjoy!

For storage: I recommend keeping the cookies in an air-tight container in your refrigerator. Coconut flour cookies will last much longer (up to 7 days) stored in the refrigerator. Plus, I really like how they taste straight from the fridge.

Hand holding a coconut flour chocolate chip cookie.

If you make these coconut flour cookies, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turn out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

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Coconut Flour Cookies


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Description

Soft and delicious, these coconut flour cookies are so easy to whip up (only 8 ingredients)! Plus they’re grain-free, low carb, low sugar and less than 95 calories each! 


Ingredients

  • ½ cup (60 grams) coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Stir together coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla into a medium size mixing bowl.
  3. Add coconut flour, salt, and baking soda until mixture is combined. It may seem a little loose at first but the dough will begin to thicken as the coconut flour soaks up the liquid. Stir in chocolate chips, if using.
  4. Scoop dough using a cookie scoop and press into a cookie shape with your fingers.
  5. Place cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bottom and edges of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven.
  6. Allow to cool on the pan, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely and enjoy!
  7. Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temp or in the refrigerator. Cookies will last much longer (up to 7 days) stored in the refrigerator. I personally really like how they taste straight from the fridge.

Notes

  • Leave out the chocolate chips to keep this recipe lower in carbs and sugar.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie without chocolate chips
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg

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    42 comments
  1. We were craving cookies tonight, but have a lot of sensitivities that make baking difficult (and we’ve had a lot of coconut flour cookies that have flopped). My husband and I both loved these! We are adding the recipe to our cook book so we never lose it! Highly recommend!

    • Yay!! That makes me SO happy to hear, Amy. I’m glad these cookies turned out for you! And thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave a comment and star rating. The ratings are super helpful so I appreciate it!

  2. A very nice cookie recipe that can be fiddled with! I added 2 T of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients instead of chocolate chips to get the chocolate taste without the added fat and sugar, and I tried the recipe again leaving out the vanilla and adding 2 t of grated lemon rind for a lemon cookie. Both worked well.

  3. So easy to make and so delicious! You have to love the texture the coconut flour gives to any recipe, this was my first try with this type of flour and thanks to your recipe it was very successful!

  4. Thank you so much for this recipe. It still worked so well though I just used oven toaster. Happy cooking!

  5. I didn’t have enough coconut oil so I added melted pure peanut butter. And substituted chia “eggs” for the eggs and cacao nibs for the chocolate chips. This is the first time I’ve baked anything other than eggs/butter/flour/sugar/chocolate chips and wow, these are addictively good. Thank you!

    • Hi Dorothy! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this recipe with your substitutions. I’m sure the melted peanut butter was a delicious addition! Thanks for sharing and thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a comment (and star rating). Your feedback is super helpful to the EBF community!

  6. I was craving a sweet treat and had coconut flour in pantry so I found this recipe online, made them and our household loved them! Shared the recipe with a friend who shared it with her sister too :)) it’s a keeper.

  7. Made it for a second time. It is our new favorite. The guests went nuts for it at our party.We made a huge vat of it. We were asked who the caterer was who made it. I said “I did!” The complement goes to the creator of this post. Thank you for sharing.

  8. These are not only delicious, but are so quick and easy to make. Today I made them for the second time. The only thing I changed was that I used maple syrup instead of honey. Thank you Brittany!

  9. The coconut flavour captured the whole house. I added a bit coconut sugar as well. Even without vanilla extract they are so nice. My family liked the cookies so much. Thanks a lot for such an easy and perfect recipe. I’m going to make the next portion 😉😉😉

    • Woo-hoo! I’m so excited that you enjoyed the coconut flour cookies, Nadia. And I really appreciate you coming back to leave a comment and star rating on the recipe as well. This feedback is super helpful so thank you! <3

  10. After I had lost hope in coconut flour baked goods these cookies were amazing! Super easy to make and very delicious. I also made the coconut flour banana bread and it is a new staple in our house. Thank you Brittany!

  11. They are so easy to make and delicious. However I would go a little lighter on the honey. Planning in making more!!

  12. Made these exactly according to the recipe and they were a big hit with my family! All 12 were gobbled up before I knew it. The coconut flour plus the honey gives them a nice sweetness without having to add any sugar. These are a great treat to have on hand!

    • Hooray! This makes me so happy Emmeline. I love that your whole family enjoyed them. And I totally agree, the coconut flour and honey add the perfect amount of sweetness to the cookies. Thank you SO much for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s so helpful.

  13. Thank you for the recipe!

    Do you know if a gluten free flour blend would work well with this recipe, instead of the coconut flour?

    • Hi Theresa. This recipe was specifically tested with only coconut flour because I wanted to create a tasty coconut flour cookie. I haven’t tried it with a gluten-free flour blend but I would imagine you’d need more flour.

  14. Hi,
    This recipe looks great! Just quickly, I was wondering if you would recommend a fruit substitute (raspberries, blueberries, sultanas etc) for the chocolate- I am a teacher (gluten free) and so wanting to explore recipes with the children that contain fruit and vegetables.
    Thanks so much

  15. Amazing flavor, super quick to whip up and the recipe makes the perfect amount, 12! It helps with my poor self-control. Give these a try for sure.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the coconut flour cookies, Elisabeth. I just ate the last one of my batch last night so I need to make another batch soon! I also really appreciate you taking the time to come back and leave a comment and star rating on the recipe. This feedback is super helpful!

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