Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Coconut

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Okay you guys, if you know me you know I might have a little bit of a chocolate “problem”. I admit it. I love my dark chocolate and I could eat a whole bar if I sat down with one, so it’s no surprise that I like to bake with chocolate, too! Dark chocolate that is. The darker the better. Generally, I suggest eating dark chocolate with 70% cocoa or higher. The more cocoa, generally the less sugar.

In addition to loving chocolate, I also love being able to feel good about what I’m eating even if it happens to be cookies. These chocolate chunk cookies have a great texture and are just sweet enough without being overly sweet, and they contain zero refined sugars! Coconut sugar is what I used in this recipe and it’s a favorite natural sweetener of mine.

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Coconut sugar deets.

I love using coconut sugar in baking and with other sweet goodies. While sugar is still sugar, coconut sugar [or coconut palm sugar] is less refined than white sugar and it contains some nutrients including: potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin C. Coconut sugar is also lower glycemic than its white sugar counterpart, making it a better alternative for those watching your blood sugar, but also for anyone looking for a slightly healthier white sugar alternative. It can be swapped one for one with white sugar, so next time you’re at the grocery store, grab a bag, or buy it online here.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

My daughter Hallie loves to watch me cook, and helps when she can. She loves to get her hands dirty and do a little taste testing, too! And who could blame her. This recipe is so simple that kiddos can get there hands a little dirty and help to make them. Just throw all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix. Really, that’s it!

So the next time you’re craving something sweet, try out my Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk cookies recipe! You won’t be disappointed; and they probably won’t stay around the house long. Coming from personal experience, these cookies are baby and husband approved. Enjoy!

Check out the full recipe + directions below.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Coconut

servings: about 15

INGREDIENTS

  • 1¼ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, softened
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ your favorite dark chocolate bar, chopped into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs [optional]

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for chocolate chunks and cacao nibs if using. Mix well to combine. Last add chocolate and cacao nibs and stir into batter. Spoon out tablespoon size cookies onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cookies will spread so leave some room between them. Bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy around the edges. Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Coconut
 
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Serves: about 15
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, softened
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ your favorite dark chocolate bar, chopped into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs [optional]
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for chocolate chunks and cacao nibs if using.
  3. Mix well to combine.
  4. Last add chocolate and cacao nibs and stir into batter.
  5. Spoon out tablespoon size cookies onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cookies will spread so leave some room between them.
  6. Bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy around the edges.
  7. Enjoy!

 

If you’ve tried this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments below!
Happy snacking!

 

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