Almost Paleo Coconut Cookies

I’ve a HUGE bag of coconut flour.  Today it was time for me to put it to use!  I’ve titled this “Almost” paleo coconut cookies because needless to say there is some wheat four in the recipe.  The original recipe is from the blog Beautiful Disasters. I changed the original amount of flour from 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour to 3/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup almond flour.  The cookies came out AMAZING!  I would be willing to try it with all almond flour next time.

coconut cookies

Here’s what you’ll need

– 1/2 cup butter (I prefer butter from cows fed an all grass diet)

– 1/4 cup brown sugar

– 1/4 cup white sugar

-1 egg

-1 teaspoon vanilla

– 3/4 cup all purpose flour

– 1/2 cup almond flour  (*almond flour is simply raw almonds that I ground in a food processor.  Almond flour can also bought)

– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

– pinch of salt (optional)

– 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Here’s what you’ll do 

*preheat open to 350 degrees F

1. cream the butter and sugars together

2. add the egg and vanilla, beat well

3. add the all purpose flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt, mix again

4. place parchment paper on a cookie sheet (keeps cookies from sticking & keeps cookie sheet clean!).  Spoon teaspoon sized batter onto the parchment paper, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.  The cookies cook evenly without having to press them down or making perfect cookie clumps.

5. bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges have just started to turn golden.  Allow the cookies to cool for a minute or two before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Hubby came home and has eaten a good load of them already!  I think they’re a hit:)

If you make these and have success with any recipe changes please come back and share your success!

*store cookies in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag.

coconut cookies in box

coffee date-bites

date bitesThe delicious morsels are AMAZING and i’d betcha you can’t eat just one.  I found the original recipe from a great site “Our Paleo Life”.  Kendra is the master mind behind the site and she is clever in the kitchen.  Her bites recipe was for key lime pie bites and cherry pie bites.  Needless to say but I’ll say it anyway, “I am happy to stumbled across her delicious bites recipe”.  I’ve made her bites three times and on fourth time I decided to play around with the recipe myself.  I like my coffee, but I don’t always want to necessarily make a cup mid day.  To satisfy my craving for a mid day coffee as well as a snack I came up with these coffee date-bites.

Here’s what you need

-10 Medjool dates, pitted

– 1 cup Almonds (unsalted)

– ½ cup Cashews (unsalted)

– ¼ cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (aka coconut flour)

– 1.5 tbs water or chilled coffee (you could need a little less depending on the moisture in your dates)

– 1 tsp real vanilla extract (adding some real vanilla beans is awesome too)

– 1.5 tbs freshly ground espresso beans

Here’s what you’ll do

– Put the dates, almonds, cashews, coconut and ground espresso beans in a food processor. Process the mixture until there is variety in its texture.  half fine, half coarse.

– With the food processor running, slowly pour in all the vanilla and THEN the water (or chilled coffee) a little at a time.  You may not need all the water (or coffee) depending on the natural moisture already present.  Too much moisture will make the mixture too sticky and difficult to roll into bites/balls.

– When the mixture begins to ball together, turn food processor off.

– Roll your mixture into what ever sized bites you prefer!  large marble size works well:)

– Bites will keep for unto a week when stored in an airtight container in your fridge.

ENJOY these!!  They are awesome! And give thanks to Kendra over at Our Paleo Life