Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

19 Dec

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These quinoa-powered cookies are perfect to satisfy those sweet-tooth cravings!  I’ve been on a tremendous chocolate-craved week and finally caved!  I even made a batch of chocolate coconut ice cream to create ice cream sandwiches (2 cans organic lite coconut milk, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 Cup sugar, dash of salt, place in your ice cream maker until it’s creamy frozen deliciousness!).  It’s safe to say I’ve curbed my chocolate craving.

ice cream sandwich

If you are able to tolerate oats, you may replace the quinoa flakes with oats.  I’d recommend using the quinoa flakes for added protein!

Ingredients (makes about 18 cookies):

  • 2 Cups quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 Cup rice flour
  • 1 1/3 Cups shredded organic coconut
  • 1/3 Cup organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 Cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 – 1 1/2 Cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir to incorporate.  Stir in your melted coconut oil, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract.  Mix your cookie dough until it is combined.cookie dough
  2. Grease your baking sheets.  Use 1 hefty tablespoon of dough to form a ball in your hands and place on your cookie sheet, spacing 1 inch between the cookie dough balls.  Once your baking sheets are lined, use a spatula to flatten your cookies until 1/2 inch thick.cookie dough ballscookies
  3. Pop them in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, until the tops start to brown.  Remove your cookies from the baking sheets and cool.cookies
  4. Enjoy eating whole!cookies

Recipe adapted from Group Recipes.

2 Responses to “Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookies”

  1. gokimgo March 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    Reblogged this on Kim's Kitchen Blog and commented:
    Can’t wait to try this one!

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