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.

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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 chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

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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    255 comments
    1. Patricia green
      January 21, 2021 AT 7:58 am

      Can you same amount of butter instead of coconut oil
      Thanks

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 21, 2021 AT 5:36 pm

        I haven’t tested it but I think that should be fine!

    2. Binu
      January 12, 2021 AT 8:58 pm

      Hello, made these cookies and came out lovely, kids enjoyed it..Also made pancakes n brownies too. looking forward to using more coconut flour in my baking.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 13, 2021 AT 2:29 pm

        Oh yay!! I’m so glad you’re loving the recipes. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Carla Silva
      January 5, 2021 AT 11:53 am

      Hello!
      Can I use chia seeds as an egg replacement for this recipe?
      Thanks

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 5, 2021 AT 2:03 pm

        Hey Carla – Some people have used flax eggs and said it worked well so I would imagine chia eggs would work too. Let me know how the cookies turn out for you if you end up trying them!

    4. Afshan Shakir
      December 25, 2020 AT 12:47 am

      I made it last night…they were good but they were a bit soft.it wasn’t crunchy..can you suggest what to do?..what else can we add instead of honey and sugar?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 25, 2020 AT 4:11 pm

        Hi Afshan. These coconut flour cookies are actually meant to be soft and don’t crisp up the way some cookies do.

    5. Lorna
      December 14, 2020 AT 4:11 am

      These have really great sweet flavour but the texture is kind of weird – I think it’s the coconut flour! Maybe a bit of icing would be nice on them to contrast the grainy texture? Nice dipped in a cup of tea as they don’t leave bits at the bottom of the cup! 🙂

    6. Brenda Almonte
      December 10, 2020 AT 9:57 pm

      This cookie is so soft and delicious. Wonderful snack for the kiddos. I didn’t have any honey so I used homemade date syrup instead and it was just perfect. My family loved them. Thank you for the recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 11, 2020 AT 1:57 am

        Yay! So glad this recipe was a hit, Brenda! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    7. Nicole
      December 4, 2020 AT 11:38 pm

      I was looking for a simple cookie recipe with coconut flour that tastes good and this is the one. My whole family loves it. I might double the batch next time. Thank you

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 8, 2020 AT 1:20 am

        Yay!! This makes me so happy to hear. I’m so glad these cookies were a hit with your family. Thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it!

    8. Judy Martindale
      November 28, 2020 AT 1:55 pm

      This is the easiest cookie recipe I have ever made. Very quick and delicious.

      I made one modification to the ingredients. I replaced the coconut oil with melted real butter (In “every” recipe I replace any oil with butter).

      The cookies baked beautifully! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 28, 2020 AT 11:14 pm

        Woo!! So glad these cookies were a hit! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    9. Brody
      November 24, 2020 AT 10:17 am

      Hello, DO NOT UNDER AN CIRCUMSTANCES REFRIDERAGE YOUR DOUGH. I had a really cool project in which I was going to make 200 cookies for thanksgiving and hand them out and I came across some free coconut flour and I made this recipe twice once with 12 and I second time with 24 and it was great and they were ver delicious after I took the recipe and multiplied it by 14 to make 168 cookies I put the dough in the fridge for about 8 hours then put in 48 cookies on my 2 24 cookie sheets and they do not work I predict it is because of the coconut oil hardening anyway lesson learned DO NOT REFRIGERATE!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 24, 2020 AT 7:04 pm

        Oh no!! So sorry to hear that, Brody!! Was the dough just super hard once you took it out of the fridge? I would imagine it would soften up a bit after letting it thaw before placing it on the pan, no?

    10. Jayda Pham
      November 18, 2020 AT 10:33 am

      I followed these instructions but they turned out pasty and a little gritty can anyone tell me why

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 18, 2020 AT 5:00 pm

        Hey Jayda – So sorry to hear that. Did you change anything about the recipe? What kind of coconut flour did you use?

    11. Jayda Pham
      November 18, 2020 AT 8:53 am

      I was going to try this recipe but I was wondering if you could store them in the freezer since I only eat a little at a time

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 18, 2020 AT 5:01 pm

        Yes, these should last a few months if stored in the freezer. 🙂

    12. Olumide-Zechariah
      November 16, 2020 AT 5:23 am

      I’m trying the recipe the second time but the mix is not thickening up as you suggested. Should I add more coconut flour to arrive at the consistency I see in your video?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 16, 2020 AT 3:55 pm

        Did you change anything about the recipe?

    13. antonella
      November 9, 2020 AT 8:59 pm

      sooo good

    14. antonella
      November 9, 2020 AT 8:57 pm

      I’m going to be honest… I loved this cookies! I mean in my opinion they are super soft and sweet and they are just so perfect! I cooked them today because i just needed a dessert and this was what calmed my hunger. I recommend this recipe so much because this is the best healthy way to eat something sweet. Excellent Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 9, 2020 AT 11:53 pm

        Yay!! I’m so pumped you loved these cookies, Antonella! Thanks so much for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. 🙂

    15. Wes
      November 6, 2020 AT 3:03 pm

      These look awesome,I’m about to make them.It’s nice to find all of these recipes that use coconut flour, along with how to effectively bake with it.If you’ve suffered from kidney stones, you realize a low oxalate diet is best.Coconut flour is the lowest oxalate flour.Which is a godsend.

    16. Morgan
      October 11, 2020 AT 6:55 pm

      Made these the last two nights and they’re divine!! I didn’t have enough honey so I used maple syrup and they were perfectly sweet.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 12, 2020 AT 11:04 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you’re loving these cookies, Morgan. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    17. Alina
      October 7, 2020 AT 5:50 pm

      Hi! I would love to try this recipe. My only question is can I use sunflower oil instead of coconut oil? Thank you.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2020 AT 5:57 pm

        Hey Alina – The sunflower oil might change the taste of these cookies. You can always use canola/vegetable oil or butter/ghee instead of the coconut oil for a more neutral taste.

    18. Isabel
      September 30, 2020 AT 7:54 pm

      Hi, i did the chocolate cookies. I left them in the oven for 16 min rather than 12-14. In Celcius degrees the oven should be at 177. I did not have honey so I put coconaut sugar 1/4 cup or less, they where good!

    19. Kathi
      September 19, 2020 AT 9:22 pm

      Planning to make these tomorrow but am wondering: if you substitute maple syrup for honey, do you use the same amount?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 20, 2020 AT 2:41 pm

        Yes! That should be a fine swap and it should be the same amount too!

    20. ola sun
      September 12, 2020 AT 11:19 pm

      good for an entirely coconut cookie, but bc of that, very dry.

      used maple syrup instead of honey; you know its actually quite unhealthy to heat up honey before consuming it!! baking with it makes it like glue in the guts

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 14, 2020 AT 3:20 pm

        Sorry to hear that the cookies turned out dry for you. Did the dough seem dry? You might have needed to add some additional liquid to the mixture or they could have been cooked too long in the oven.

    21. Brittany
      August 29, 2020 AT 3:46 pm

      These were fantastic and easy to make! Highly recommend trying out this recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 30, 2020 AT 7:28 pm

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed these cookies, Brittany! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    22. Sharvari Virkar
      August 23, 2020 AT 7:37 am

      Can I freeze the dough & bake them whenever I feel like it?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 23, 2020 AT 11:37 pm

        I haven’t tried it, but don’t see why not!

        1. Sharvari Virkar
          August 27, 2020 AT 8:49 am

          Thanks!!

    23. Keya
      August 23, 2020 AT 5:01 am

      Hi Brittany,
      I wanted to try the recipe, but I don’t eat eggs. Could I use flax eggs instead, if so, what are the measurements?
      Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 23, 2020 AT 11:38 pm

        Hey Keya – Some people have used flax eggs and said it worked well! You can sub the 2 eggs for 2 flax eggs (3 T of water mixed with 1 T flaxseed). Let me know how the cookies turn out for you if you end up trying them!

    24. Debby
      August 17, 2020 AT 11:15 am

      I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of this cookie! After other recipes I was cautious but now have a keeper. I did use maple syrup & flax eggs in place of the honey & eggs. Thank you for sharing!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 17, 2020 AT 3:05 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Debby! Thanks for giving it a chance and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. And good to know about the flax eggs. 🙂

    25. Terresha
      August 1, 2020 AT 8:56 pm

      This was my first time baking with coconut flour. I’m not a baker so maybe that’s why the cookies didn’t come out so good. They are super soft. Like their not cooked. The dough was sticky. I substituted maple syrup for vanilla. I’m allergic to vanilla. I will try again.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 3, 2020 AT 12:40 am

        Oh no! Sorry to hear that these cookies didn’t turn out for you, Terresha. The coconut flour will definitely cause these cookies to be soft versus crunchy, but they shouldn’t be doughy inside. They might have just needed a few more minutes to cook it sounds like. Let me know if you end up trying these again and how they turn out for you!

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