Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (& a Holiday Baking Gift Guide!)

These delicious soft & chewy coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are naturally sweetened, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and vegetarian. Perfect for a sweet treat or to give as a homemade gift! 

Stack of Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip CookiesThis post has been made in partnership with iHerb

 

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies 

 

Homemade gifts are just a little extra special aren’t they? The holidays are likely going to look different for many of us in several ways when it comes to gathering with friends and family, shopping, and gifting, so we will need to think outside of the box… and into the basket perhaps! 

These coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are super delicious, easy to prepare, and work perfectly as part of a holiday baking gift basket which is a thoughtful gift for anyone who needs a little extra healthy sweetness in their life (not to mention they don’t require any visits to a busy shopping mall!). 

Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies In a Bowl on a Wood Platter

Using Coconut Flour For Cookies

Traditional chocolate chip cookies aren’t the healthiest treat to say the least. They are usually made with butter, white sugar, white flour, milk chocolate, that is baked into soft, chewy, delicious little saucers that taste amazing but lack in nutritional goodness. 

Using coconut flour instead of white flour brings a nice healthy dose of fibre, iron, protein, and healthy fats. It has a mild coconut flavour and gives a nice fluffy, soft texture to cookies. 

I love using coconut flour as a healthier refined flour alternative in baking and these coconut flour chocolate chip cookies are a great recipe to start with if you’ve never tried it. 

Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Ingredients to make

Tips For Baking With Coconut Flour 

 

Coconut flour has a very specific texture and is very absorbent so it’s important to note the following when using it for baking: 

  • Do not replace regular flour 1 to 1 with coconut flour. 
  • As a general rule, for every 1 cup of regular flour, you only need to use about ⅓ cup of coconut flour. 
  • Be sure to use a lot of liquids when baking with coconut flour as it is very absorbent. 
  • It’s best used in gluten free recipes on it’s own or with other gluten free flours. 
  • When first getting used to baking with coconut flour, use established recipes, then once you get used to the unique properties of the flour, experiment! 

Other Ingredients in Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Cookies

 

Along with the coconut flour, these delicious cookies contain other healthier alternatives including the following: 

 

  • Tapioca Flour (to compliment the coconut flour and add in the “chewy” factor)
  • Baking soda and baking powder
  • Eggs 

All of these ingredients together (aside from maybe the baking soda and powder which are kitchen staples) along with a batch of the baked cookies can be used to make a beautiful gift basket. 

Not only does your loved one get to enjoy the cookies, they can bake another batch (or two!) themselves when the craving strikes!

Holiday Baking Gift Basket for Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Holiday Baking Gift Baskets with iHerb

 

I’ve partnered with my favorite online retailer for natural products, iHerb, to create these cookies and make my own holiday baking gift basket. iHerb carries over 30,000 high quality natural products from cleaning to beauty, to grocery, and ships to over 180 countries. 

I love that iHerb stands behind the quality of their products which are shipped from climate controlled distribution centers, and if there are any issues you can contact their customer service which runs 24/7 offering help in 10 different languages. 

Holiday Baking Gift Basket for Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here in Canada I can sometimes struggle finding the exact brands I need, and iHerb has a massive selection so I love that I can shop online and get fast, duty-included shipping with affordable rates.

Whether you want to gift these delicious coconut flour chocolate chip cookies or a favourite homemade cookie of your own, you can easily create a full holiday baking gift basket with all of the ingredients you’ll need using iHerb! 

 

Be sure to check out iHerb and get a discount on your order by following this link.

Also, don’t forget to pin the photo below to save this recipe for later! 

 

Stack of Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 14 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These gluten free, dairy free cookies are soft, pillowy, and perfectly chewy. Made with grain-free coconut flour and naturally sweetened with dates.

Ingredients

Date Paste:

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Prepare the date paste. Add dates and boiling water to a bowl, let soak for 10 minutes.
    3. Drain dates, and reserve 1 tablespoon of the date water.
    4. Place soaked dates in a blender or food processor and add in the reserved date water and honey, then blend until a paste consistency is achieved, set aside.
    5. In a large bowl combine the coconut flour, tapioca, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    6. In another bowl combine the date paste with the vanilla, eggs, and coconut oil and stir until well incorporated.
    7. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until all ingredients are combined.
    8. Stir in the chocolate chips or chunks.
    9. Using a spoon, scoop heaping tablespoon sized portions of the batter into a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
    10. Press each cookie batter mound lightly, and press together any cracks in the batter.
    11. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just lightly browned.
    12. Let cookies cool completely before eating.
 

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Soft & Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Collage

 

More Holiday Inspired Cookies To Try:

 

Healthier Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

10 Healthy Cookies To Make This Christmas Season

16 Yummy Gluten Free Dairy Free Cookies

 

Happy Baking!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • SO happy I found this recipe! After having my daughter a year ago I started having a pretty scary gluten reaction that causes my tongue to swell up.. Chocolate chip cookies have always been my absolute favorite. I have tried many GF recipes in the last year and these came out perfect. Nice and pillowy soft with a little crispness on the edges. The dough came out a lot more watery than I expected (maybe because I use homemade coconut flour?), but they didn’t spread much and baked up amazingly. I’m just going to come out and say it…I LOVE YOU! lol

    • Hahah Aww! Thanks Ellie! So happy you liked the cookies and that they turned out so well for you and your daughter!! 🙂