Coconut Cookies!

Coconut Cookies!

coconutcookies

The Story:

Nom, nom, nom…

That is me in a nutshell. I love to eat and to eat something that tastes great and benefits me at the same time is the best that I can ask for in a food. So I am sharing with you this well tried and experimented recipe for coconut cookies that have earned me a marriage proposal once.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup of all purpose unbleached flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 1/3 cups coconut flakes and shreds
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees and grease a cookie baking sheet with coconut oil spray.

Mix oil and sugar in a large bowl and whisk together. Add egg and vanilla extract and stir well. Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix well till the dough has thick smooth consistency. Fold in coconut and mix. Put tablespoons of dough on the cookies sheet.

Bake in the oven 350 F degrees for 8-10 min.

Enjoy and share your experience.

Nutrition:

Recipe makes (14)
Calories each-212
Fat-10.5 grams
Carbohydrates-29 grams
Protein-2.5 grams

Vegan Option:

If you wish to make these Vegan all you have to do is substitute the egg for Chia or Flex seeds. You would either soak a tablespoon of Chia/Flex seeds in 1/4 cup of hot water or for extra rich flavor use 1/4 cup of brewed tea. I have used Chai Hazelnut tea and it complimented the flavor lovely.

Low fat option:

If you would like to reduce the amount of fat and make your cookies low fat then you would need to use only the egg white instead of the whole egg and substitute 1/3 cup of coconut oil with 1/3 cup of apple sauce. I have tried this and even though the cookies come out very delicious they are a bit dry. Another alternative is to use mashed banana instead of apple sauce but I haven’t had the chance to experiment with that yet, so if you have, please leave a comment and share your experience.