Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

With Double Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chip Sultana Cookies_0055

I love cooking with coconut in all forms from oil to milk to the desiccated form, used in these cookies. Unfortunately, I had never heard of coconut flour, until I started blogging and visited a few gluten-free or health conscious sites.

Coconut flour is described as the new low-carb, high-fibre, gluten-free alternative to wheat flour, used for baking and cooking.  It has the same consistency as wheat flour, is described as a good source of balanced protein (contains all 8 essential amino acids), and also described as the flour with the highest percentage of dietary fibre. The process of making it is controversial, and unclear to me. Some say it’s made from organic coconut meat (flesh), which is dried, defatted and then finely ground into powder with similar consistency as wheat flour. This process is also described as the fresh-dry process and yields 40% fibre. Others call it a by-product of coconut milk manufacturing that has been ground into flour (this process is also described as the wet-dry process) and yields about 60% fibre. It has also been described ‘coconut residue’ or ‘leftovers’ of coconut milk production

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_0058Apparently, the daily recommended fibre intake is 30g and regular use of Coconut flour is an excellent way to increase your daily intake. Just two level tablespoons a day will give you an additional 8 grams of fibre. But how should you ingest these two tablespoons? By making porridge, adding a spoonful to your cereal of smoothie, using it for baking muffins, biscuits, breads and cakes or as a coating for chicken, fish or other meats in place of regular flour or better still, just sprinkling it liberally over your food.

Coconut Chip Coconut Cookies_0058_2What are some of the current users complaining about? Coconut flour does not thicken gravy as claimed; it makes products that are crumbly and unpleasant; it’s too expensive; it’s a dry flour and therefore requires more eggs than usual. I think it’s high time I cooked or baked something with coconut flour. Maybe, I will be at a better position to agree or disagree with the numerous positive/negative facts described by sellers and users of coconut flour.

Today I want to share the recipe for Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies, made from wheat flour, chocolate chips and desiccated coconut. I enjoy everything coconut so there is no doubt that I loved eating these cookies. Hope you do too.

  • Ingredients
  • 125g (½ cup, 4½oz, 1 stick+ 1 tablespoon) butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 110 g (½ cup + 1tablespoon, 4oz) sugar
  • 100g (½ cup, 3½oz) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250g (2cups, 9oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 60g (½ cup) chocolate chips (bits) 140 + coconut to make 200g)
  • 60g (½ cup) white chocolate chips (bits)
  • 50g (½ cup) desiccated coconut

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1573Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start baking

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1579Sift flour and cornflour (cornstarch).

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1578Combine sugars, butter and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1582Beat butter, vanilla essence and sugars until fluffy.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1584Add egg,

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1587beat until fluffy.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1591Stir in sifted flour and cornstarch (cornflour), chocolate chips (bits) and coconut, until combined.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1598The final dough is soft, but not sticky. It looks like this

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Pastime_1605Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls. Place balls 3-4cm apart on a greased baking sheet  lined with parchment paper. Bake at 360°F (180°C) 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden, but still very soft. Cool on a wire rack. (The longer the baking time the crunchier the cookies will be.)

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies_0008Serve

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies My Favourite Cookies_0008_2I made about 55 small ones. I really enjoyed the cookies.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies_0002_2Hope you like them

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Total cooking time: about 15 minutes; Makes: 50-60 depending on size

Ingredients 

  • 125g (½ cup, 4½oz, 1 stick+ 1 tablespoon) butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 110 g (½ cup + 1tablespoon, 4oz) sugar
  • 100g (½ cup, 3½oz) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250g (2cups, 9oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 60g (½ cup) chocolate chips (bits) 140 + coconut to make 200g)
  • 60g (½ cup) white chocolate chips (bits)
  • 50g (½ cup) desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. Assemble all ingredients. Grease baking sheets(s) or line with parchment paper (greaseproof paper). Sift flour and cornflour (cornstarch).
  2. Beat butter, vanilla essence and sugars until fluffy. Add egg, beat until fluffy.
  3. Stir in sifted flour and cornstarch (cornflour), chocolate chips (bits) and coconut, until combined. (The dough is soft, but not sticky)
  4. Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls. Place balls 3-4cm apart on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 360°F (180°C) 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden, but still very soft. Cool on a wire rack. (The longer the baking time the crunchier the cookies will be.)
  6. **I weigh the flour and butter. I do not use cup measures. The weight of a cup of flour tends to vary based on individual interpretation, publication and size of cup used (from 125g to 130g to 155g per cup)
  7. Cup measures based on 1 cup = 125g flour so that would be the US cup of 237ml, not the Australian Cup.

Points to note:

  • Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the cookies at 360°F (180°C) for 15 minutes.
  • I always weigh ingredients, especially the flour and butter. You can use cup measures, but please note if you scoop flour directly from the bag you will end up with 150-185 g of flour instead of the recommended 125g. I suggest you spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. You can also sift the flour first then scoop. Best advice: use a weighing scale, you’ll get the best results.
  • If you use all-purpose flour add 1 teaspoon baking powder for every 125g (1 cup) flour

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

69 thoughts

  1. In Malay culture, the coconut tree is the “king tree”. 🙂 Practically, every part of the coconut and the leaves are used for cooking and food preparation in Malay cooking. I didn’t know about coconut flour until I read your post. I suppose it’s a new product.

    1. The coconut flour has been there for years. Me and you are behind news, but at least now we know. It’s basically a product of desiccated coconut. I’m also glad I learnt about “King Tree” from you. How do you use the leaves for cooking? Thanks for visiting my blog. Thank you, also, for leaving me this note. I wish you a wonderful week!

    1. Please enjoy the cookies if you do bake them. I saw your newly posted recipe, in English. Thanks for translating. Have a wonderful week!!!!

    1. I have never thought of trying but that sounds like a good idea. Is the oil liquid or solid? I love coconut. Glad to know many people do too!!!

      1. I’d suggest just using room temperature coconut oil. When I use it to make cookies, I usually have to flatten them out some with my hands – but, the spread might depend on the other ingredients in the recipe.

    1. Thanks so much for trying out the cookies. You’ve made my day. My goal is to have people cooking/baking or being inspired to cook more. I wish you had taken some photos. Thanks and have a great day!!!

    1. Hey I am so glad to see you. How have you been? How is Quebec?, I see lots of wonderful things like the Music Festivals etc on CTV news. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

      1. Hi Liz ,
        I’ve been busy the past weeks,as I started a new part time job. Thanks for asking.
        We have a long week-end this week, it’s Quebec National Day, also known as St. Jean Baptiste Day.
        I ll post some photos for tomorrows celebration.

        1. Omg, that’s great. Congratulations on starting a new part time job, I wish you all the best in your new job. I hope you enjoy the St. Jean Baptiste Day. I look forward to seeing the photos from the celebration, I love looking at photos. Have a great week and please keep in touch!!!

  2. I love coconut, too! (in any form)
    We got very nice traditionally hand made coconut candies in our hometown. It’s one of my favorite sweets:D

    1. Hi Hari, what part of the coconut is used to make candles? and are these candles edible? please let me know. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening. I am sure right now is evening in Indonesia.

      1. Hi, Liz. I meant candies, not candles. 😀
        But since you mentioned it, some people in remote places do turn hardened coconut oil into a sort of “candle”. (it is actually the residual matters sticking to the bottom of the cauldron in the making process). I am not so clear about the detail of the process. 😀

        1. Oh yes Hari you are right, you did say Candies. I was thinking of Candles I don’t know why LOL. Thanks for making that clear-I wonder why I was dreaming of candles. It must be evening in Indonesia now, we have just woken up. Have a pleasant evening. And thank for being here!!

  3. Wow! I love anything with coconut and these sound amazing. I wish I had a plateful right now! I have also really been loving coconut oil lately (I was late to the party on that one, it’s so popular now!) but maybe it’s time for me to attempt something with coconut flour.

    1. Me too. Love coconut everything. If you ever try the flour please give me a feedback on your experience. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. Wish you a pleasant week!

  4. Like others, I did not know about coconut flour. I guess I have never had the need to experiment with too many gluten free products. I checked the grocery stores locally this morning and they do not have it. However, our health food store does carry it. Pricey, but maybe worth the experience. I think elevation can sometimes have a bearing on temperature and cooking time. I am at sea level and can cook things a lot quicker and at lower temperature than my Alberta friends! Always enjoy your blog and step by step photos (drool)!

    1. Of course it has to be “pricey” We all want to be vegetarians and we all want to “eat organic” but it always comes at a price that many people cannot afford. I have not checked my local store yet but I’m sure the health food store at the mall must have it, at a price of course. It’s true about elevation and temperatures, lucky you cooking your things at a much faster rate than all of us. Please send me a slice of cake made from coconut flour. You seem to be more serious than the rest of us. Thanks so much for your friendship and have a lovely day!!!

    1. Welcome to the coconut club. Maybe we should have some coconut trees in our backyards. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

        1. That is very true. I always have a huge jar of desiccated coconut in my pantry and several tins of coconut milk in my cold room. I never run out of supply. That’s how much I love coconut!!!

  5. These sound yummy! Our whole family loves coconut chocolate chip cookies. I also love to use coconut in many things, especially coconut milk. I have heard of coconut flour, just have not used it yet. As someone who has diverticulitis and needs to maintain a high fiber diet I am certainly intrigued by it.

    1. Hi Mama D1x
      I never heard of coconut flour until I visited some blogs a few weeks ago. I had to look up diverticulitis, now I understand what it is. I shall try cooking with coconut flour soon (I haven’t found it yet) and will let you know the outcome. Have a pleasant day and thanks for stopping by.

  6. I feel I ought to have heard of coconut flour but I never have – it sounds intriguing. I don’t even now if i could find it in England but I’m gonna have a look now!
    Once again we’re baking cookies at the same time! I’ve got some chilling in the fridge to post up tomorrow, but I don’t think they’ll look as cute as yours 😉

    1. Never heard of it before even though I have cooked with coconut all my life. I am sure you can find it, once you start looking. You’ll be surprised to probably find it in your regular supermarket. I look forward to the cookies you’ll be posting. Looking cute does not mean tasting cute, so what matters is they taste good. Have a pleasant day and a wonderful week!!!

  7. As a gf chef I am intrigued by coconut flour, but have never used it. Will need to do more research now. Cheers!

    1. Me too, that’s why I did a mini-research into it. I also want to try out some coconut flour recipes. Please let me know how it goes. If I try out, I shall post mine so you’ll see it. Thanks for stopping by and have great week!

  8. I think I have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe but…I’m going to try this. It looks interesting and…I like your idea about why things should be weighed. When things don’t turn out for people who use my recipes, questioning into technique usually answers that. Good job and good photos!!!

    1. Please pass the recipe on. I would love to try it. I was brought up weighing so I am a scale freak, especially when it comes to baking. You never go wrong. Have a lovely week!

  9. I’m liking the sound of coconut flour, I wonder if you use it in savour things will you get a strong taste of coconut? I’m the only one in the family that likes coconut. I’d be interested to know what your comments are if you cook/bake with the flour.

    1. I liked the sound of it too. Most sites say you should use 20% of the coconut flour and combine it with other flours. Some people have also written books on cooking with 100% coconut flour. If I use it, I shall definitely let you know what I think about it. Thanks for being here. Have a wonderful week!

  10. Have been using coconut oil for about six months, but not exclusively. Still an olive oil fan, too. Unsweetened organic coconut is delicious on cooked cereal, or sprinkled on fruit salad. Cookies are tempting, fur sure!

    1. It was nice while it lasted. The pot was empty after thirty minutes, luckily I kept a slice of the onion bread and I have just gobbled it up. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!!

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