Coconut Flour Cookies

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:

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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.

Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

Coconut Flour Cookies

Brittany Mullins
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!
4.61 from 123 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 94 kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet

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
 

  • Set over: 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.

Video

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 chipsCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 85mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6g
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    278 comments
    1. 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!

    2. anne slater
      June 5, 2021 AT 2:25 pm

      3 stars
      followed the recipe to the letter as I want to lower the wheat content of my diet and they looked so yummy .However when I eagerly bit into one it was so claggy I could hardly swallow it .and it tasted so delicious.I expected it to melt like viennese biscuits.Did I need more baking powder

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 7, 2021 AT 11:08 am

        Hey Anne, Sorry to hear that. Was the cookie too soft? Did you let it cool after baking?

    3. Steve
      April 26, 2021 AT 5:01 pm

      4 stars
      Just made these looking for something interesting to do with lots of coconut oil and flour I found clearing out cupboard. Really soft and tasty, quite moreish and fast, so I shall be adding these to my low carb snack attack list.

    4. Lori
      April 10, 2021 AT 2:12 pm

      5 stars
      I purchased some coconut flour on a whim and didn’t know what to make with it and found this recipe. These were such a hit with the whole family!! Will definatly make again! Great recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 12, 2021 AT 11:18 am

        Woo! That makes me so happy to hear, Lori. Thanks for making these cookies and coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me.

    5. Charles
      April 10, 2021 AT 2:13 am

      I want to make these cookies for a diabetic friend, can I substitute cocosugar or sugar substitute for the honey?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 12, 2021 AT 11:14 am

        Yes, that should be fine Charles. Let me know how they turn out 🙂

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