Paleo Recipe: Vanilla Coconut Cookies

13 Aug

Paleo + cookies seem to not really go together, but if you’re not 100 % strict paleo, here’s a good paleo-esque recipe to try!  (And, it’s definitely gluten-free, for those of you that are on a gluten-free diet!)

Paleo Vanilla Coconut CookiesMy only warning is that coconut flour is pretty dry, and so if you’ve never used it before, you should expect a dryer cookie and just make sure you eat it with milk (or almond milk!)


  • 3/4 cup of coconut flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup of sugar (Or Honey if you want it more paleo!  In that recipe I used organic brown sugar, but if you decide to use honey, you can do 1 cup = 1 cup conversion or you can try using less honey (about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup), I find that it has to do more with how people feel about the honey taste than anything else.)
  • 1/2 cup of  butter (softened to make your life easier)
  • Sprinkle of Sea Salt
Ingredients for Vanilla Coconut Flour Cookies

Ingredients for Vanilla Coconut Cookies

Paleo Vanilla Coconut Cookies

0. Go ahead and prepare the oven.  Preheat at 375° F.1.  All right, first thing you wanna do is beat all the ingredients (eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, butter , and a sprinkle of sea salt) without the coconut flour first.  This will make things a lot easier.  Flour is dry enough, but coconut flour is super dry. After all the things are mixed up well, throw in the coconut flour and stir it all up together.  What you’ll expect it to look like:

All the ingredients mixed for Vanilla Coconut Flour Cookies

All the ingredients mixed

2.  It is now mixed well enough for you to scoop up about 1 inch balls of them.  Go ahead and do that.  I like to roll them up in to balls and then flatten them down on Parchment Paper like so:

Vanilla Coconut Flour Cookies About to be Baked

Vanilla Coconut Flour Cookies About to be Baked

3.  Bake in the oven for about .  Like any other baking recipes, just check on it around 20 minutes and test it out to see if it looks done or not.  It should be hard when it is completely done:

Right out of the oven Vanilla Coconut Flour Cookies

Right out of the oven Vanilla Coconut Flour Cookies

Optional step: Eat some and put the rest in an awesome cookie jar like this! (Yes, I’m just showing off my cookie jar at this point…)

Companion Cube Cookie Jar - Vanilla Coconut Flour Cookies

Do you recognize it!? If you’re a gamer and have played Portal before, you’ll probably recognize the Companion Cube! Yes! I have a Companion Cube Cookie Jar!  I got it here:  ThinkGeek – Portal 2 Cookie Jar Companion Cube, in case you are interested :)

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12 Responses to “Paleo Recipe: Vanilla Coconut Cookies”

  1. Tina August 14, 2012 at 9:31 am #

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  2. myfoodreligion August 16, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    I looooovve cookies!

    • ohsnapitstina August 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

      Me too! Thought it’s funny, I had never baked them before until I started eating a paleo-ish diet… so that’s why I discovered coconut flour!

      Thanks for visiting!

  3. jennylivinghealthy August 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    MMmm!! These look scrumptious! I’m gonna have to try them! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I can’t wait to try some of your paleo recipes!

    • ohsnapitstina August 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by too! The cookies are pretty cool as there aren’t that many paleo friendly recipes so I like it too :)

  4. lslclr September 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Do you ever add extra liquid (in this case butter I guess?) to the recipe? My coconut flour suggests doing that in some cases. Or mixing coconut flour & another type of flour? Just curious, I LOVE coconut flour but I also love moist cookies!

    • ohsnapitstina September 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by! I hadn’t tried adding more butter, that may help! I know that if you just use the specified amount, it’s a bit dry, so maybe I can try that sometime! Thanks for the suggestion :)

  5. The Perky Poppy Seed September 12, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    looks great:) I have never baked with coconut flour before.. will have to try:) thank your for the dry hints:)

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