Coconut Flour Cookies

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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 – I love using the Bob’s Red Mill brand.  I don’t recommend subbing for another flour because coconut flour soaks up a lot of liquid so you can’t sub 1:1.
  • coconut oil – melted coconut oil replaces the butter in this recipe.
  • honey – the perfect natural sweetener.
  • eggs 
  • vanilla extract – a great flavor enhancer.
  • sea salt – just a pinch!
  • baking soda – to help the cookies rise.
  • chocolate chips (optional) – I love Lily’s chocolate chips for a low-sugar option and Enjoy Life chocolate chips for a dairy-free/soy-free option.
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!

Form dough: 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.

Add chocolate chips: 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.

Pre-heat oven + line baking sheet: 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.

More Coconut Flour Recipes to Try:

Coconut Flour Cookies

4 from 154 votes
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!
Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup 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
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Mix wet ingredients: Stir together coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla into a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Mix in dry ingredients: 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.
  • Form dough: Scoop dough using a cookie scoop and press into a cookie shape with your fingers.
  • Bake: 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.
  • Cool: Allow to cool on the pan, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely and enjoy!
  • Store: 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.

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Equipment

Notes

coconut flour – I love using the Bob’s Red Mill brand.  I don’t recommend subbing for another flour because coconut flour soaks up a lot of liquid so you can’t sub 1:1.
chocolate chips (optional) – I love Lily’s chocolate chips for a low-sugar option and Enjoy Life chocolate chips for a dairy-free/soy-free option.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie without chocolate chips Calories: 94kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 2g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 85mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut flour cookies

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    286 comments
    1. Deborah
      August 16, 2021 AT 12:07 pm

      HI! Iwould love to try this recipe, but in my country ia reaallly hard to find coconut oil, do you recomend other substitute?
      I would apreciate a lot your opinion and help 😀

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 16, 2021 AT 5:11 pm

        You can use butter or another oil like olive oil or canola oil 🙂

    2. Sheau
      July 27, 2021 AT 8:48 am

      Hi! Recipe says 1/2 cup 60gram coconut flour. Is it 1/2 cup or 60gram?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 27, 2021 AT 7:13 pm

        Hi Sheau. Great question. It’s 1/2 cup or 60 grams.

    3. Marlene
      July 1, 2021 AT 6:55 pm

      4 stars
      Thank you so much for this recipe. I’ve been trying a few coconut flour based recipe but wasn’t satisfied. like this one!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 2, 2021 AT 9:54 am

        So glad you enjoyed these coconut flour cookies, Marlene! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

    4. Lesley White
      June 23, 2021 AT 9:14 pm

      I don’t know what I did wrong
      Followed recipe. Don’t have much luck with gluten free biscuits.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 24, 2021 AT 5:24 pm

        Hey Lesley – What went wrong with the pancakes?

    5. Jey
      June 9, 2021 AT 1:33 pm

      5 stars
      I loved this recipe, modified them
      With monk fruit instead of the honey and I also used a bit of almond flour to give them a bit more texture they come out to 3 carbs and 1 net carb in total

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2021 AT 2:19 pm

        So glad you enjoyed these cookies, Jey! Thanks for tying them and for the review. I so appreciate it!

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