You know what’s kinda fun? Posting something that has absolutely nothing to do with anything but cookies. Oh the rebel I am. Hehe! Today I’m bringing you my favorite gluten free cookie recipe. But I promise you, you don’t have to be gluten free to love these, they are delicious so enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups almond meal
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (Ghirardelli for the win! But you can use anything in your house, just chop it up)
- 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use sea salt but any kind will do)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
(You can pick up all these ingredients from your local Trader Joe’s for cheap!)
Preheat your oven to 375º.
You’ll need 2 mixing bowls. In the first, mix together your dry ingredients (almond meal, chocolate chips, coconut, baking powder, salt and brown sugar). In the second, beat your egg until it becomes creamy in color and doubles in size. Then mix in your melted coconut oil and vanilla and stir until its mixed. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and stir together until combined. Put your dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (that’s what the recipe says, I rarely am patient enough.) Then, on a greased cookie sheet (or silicone baking mat), scoop dough into one inch balls, placing them about an inch and a half apart from each other. Use the back of a spoon to press down on each one slightly to flatted. It will just even out your cook time. (Or you can forget to smush them like I usually do and end up with more of a gooey cookie, equally delicious.)
Bake until the edges begin to brown, about 10-13 minutes. If I don’t smush them it takes a little longer, closer to 17-18 minutes. Remove them from the oven and cool on a baking rack.
Delicious! So many gluten free people miss Christmas cookies this time of year, so if you ever have to bring anything to a party, whip these bad boys up and surprise your friends and family! They will love you for it. Enjoy!