Coconut Flour Cookies

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These coconut flour cookies are soft, chewy, buttery, and made with just 5 main ingredients! Made in just one bowl, I love how they bake in just 12 minutes.

Want more coconut flour recipes? Try my coconut flour chocolate cake, coconut flour banana bread, and coconut flour pancakes.

coconut flour cookies.

I’ve been meaning to share a coconut flour cookie recipe for quite some time (especially after many of you loved my coconut flour muffins!). They have been my go-to dessert lately, and I can’t see myself stopping! They use simple ingredients, and although they use coconut flour, there is NO coconut flavor or taste.

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make coconut flour cookies
  4. Arman’s recipe tips and variations
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. More coconut flour recipes to try
  8. Coconut Flour Cookies (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • No grains and no refined sugar are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is slightly crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle.
  • They are sweet and packed with chocolate chips and are easy to customize.
  • The cookies bake in minutes and don’t need any chill time.
  • Naturally gluten-free, nut-free, grain-free, paleo, and easily made low carb.

Ingredients needed

  • Coconut flour. Be sure to sift your coconut flour well to ensure there are no clumps throughout. 
  • Sugar. I used keto brown sugar, but standard sugar, brown sugar, or coconut sugar works well too.
  • Baking soda. Helps the cookies remain thick and chewy. 
  • Eggs. Room temperature eggs are preferred, especially when working with butter. If using cold eggs, it cools down the butter and will make the batter super crumbly.
  • Butter. Salted and melted butter. If your butter is unsalted, add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. I tested these cookies with liquid coconut oil but found the edges became greasy to please only use it as a last resort (or if you need these to be dairy-free).
  • Vanilla extract. Optional, but highly recommended.
  • Chocolate chips. Optional, but I love folding through some dark chocolate chips (or sugar-free chocolate chips).

How to make coconut flour cookies

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Make the cookie dough. Start by mixing together your dry ingredients until combined. Next, add the wet ingredients and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold through the chocolate chips if using them. 

Step 2- Shape. Now, using your hands, form 12 balls of dough.

Step 3- Bake. Place them on a lined cookie sheet or silicon mat and bake them for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the sides. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 15 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

coconut flour chocolate chip cookies.

Arman’s recipe tips and variations

  • Do not overbake these cookies, as they firm up while they are cooling.
  • If the dough seems to be too crumbly, add a tiny bit of milk but only enough to make the dough easy to shape into balls. Do not use a cookie scoop, as it won’t work properly.
  • Prep the cookie dough in advance by covering the dough and chilling it for up to 5 days. Before baking, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Feel free to omit the chocolate chips and add some dried nuts, seeds, or chopped chocolate!

Storage instructions

To store: Coconut flour cookies will keep well at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Store the cookies in the refrigerator if you’d like them to be kept longer. 

To freeze: Place leftover cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

cookies with coconut flour.

Frequently asked questions

Can I replace the coconut flour?

Unfortunately, this recipe only works with coconut flour, as this flour absorbs much more liquid than other flours. You can try my almond flour cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, or oat flour cookies instead.

How can I make these cookies crispy?

These cookies are supposed to be soft and cakey, not crispy.

Can I make these vegan?

While I haven’t tested it myself, you could experiment with an egg substitute to see if it works.

More coconut flour recipes to try

coconut flour cookies

Coconut Flour Cookies

5 from 1481 votes
These coconut flour cookies are soft, chewy, buttery, and made with just 5 main ingredients! Made in just one bowl, I love how they bake in just 12 minutes.
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Fold through the chocolate chips.
  • Using your hands, form 12 small balls of dough and place on the lined sheet. Press each ball into a cookie shape and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges looks slightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 15 minutes, or until the cookies can be moved easily. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Notes

TO STORE: Coconut flour cookies will keep well at room temperature in a sealed container for up to one week. If you’d like them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator. 
TO FREEZE: Place leftover cookies in a ziplock bag and freeze them for up to 6 months.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSodium: 39mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Originally published June 2021, updated and republished April 2024

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    The first time I made this recipe was for my niece for a family get together. Everyone liked the cookies – even the “tough guys” who didn’t like gluten free food. 😂 (I did add vanilla to the recipe) The second time I made this recipe, was for my granddaughter’s second birthday party. Since I was well above my usual “sea level elevation”, I had to make an adjustment to the recipe by adding 3 Tbsp coconut flour. It turned out just fine, once again. This is a nice, easy recipe, whether you are celiac or not – it’s a tasty treat! Thank you for sharing! It will be in my “go to” recipe box from now on. 👍🏻

  2. 5 stars
    Shockingly really good. I added some sea salt on top and vanilla extract into the mix and did a little bit less sugar and chocolate chips than the recipe called for and was amazing .

  3. 5 stars
    These cookies are so good. I love cooking with coconut flour. It gives food a slightly tropical flavor

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