Sometimes, you just need a chocolate chip cookie.
I can’t think of many other foods, that when I want them – I WANT THEM. Now. And nothing else will do.
Have you ever had that feeling? Only to discover, as you scurry through your pantry grabbing ingredients, that you don’t have everything you need.
That’s how this recipe was born, my friends.
I needed a cookie. I needed it now. And I had no almond flour.
Almond flour is a major staple in the grain-free chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve always made. Yet here I had not a stitch of almond flour in the house – just two two bags of coconut flour, sitting there taunting me. Surely something could be done about this.
So I did what anyone would. I googled “coconut flour chocolate chip cookies.” I made the first recipe that showed up with a tantalizing photo. And though the disappointing result placated me – kind of, for the moment – it sent me spinning on a mission to find a better recipe.
I tried several other recipes from blogs and cookbooks before deciding to tinker on my own.
The kids had no problem helping me taste test.
It turns out that simple is really sometimes best.
These 7-ingredient coconut flour chocolate chip cookies have ousted the more complicated almond-flour recipe I’d been so devoted to. I’m really not sure I’ll ever make it again, since I like these so much better.
And since coconut flour is significantly less expensive than almond flour, these are also cheaper to make. More good chocolate. That’s how I see it.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we have been.
After making three batches of these in the last ten days, I finally resorted to putting them in the freezer, to help me pace myself. The kids think that’s absolutely hilarious, and frozen cookies are their new favorite thing.
Hopefully you have more self-control than I do though!
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
These decadent coconut flour chocolate chip cookies call for just 7 ingredients. So easy to make, but so wonderful you'll forget they're grain-free!
- 1/2 cup butter (or 7T coconut oil)
- 1/2 cup sugar (or 6T honey)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter (or coconut oil), and sugar (or honey) until smooth.
Stir in coconut flour and baking soda.
Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix well.
Stir in chocolate chips
Drop by tablespoon onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, until just beginning to turn golden.
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