Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cocoa-Coco-Nut-Nut Cookies (Vegan, GF)

I know this may sound silly but Jenn and I solely made these cookies for the name! We remember making some kind of coconut-chocolate concoction back in our raw food days, and Jenn said let's add nuts, then it can be coco-coco-nut-nut! Nonetheless, the cookies turned out amazing and you can taste each individual coco and nut component to a tee. Since these cookies have cocoa in them it's hard to see if they are golden brown, so you're just going to have to take our word about the cooking time. Our oven is a fairly modern make so if you have an older one, I don't know if those bake differently...Warning! These cookies are extremely chocolatey and chewtastic!

Cookies one by one...

2 cups Gluten-Free flour blend (see substitutions tab)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sucunat (ground to the consistency of granulated sugar in a food processor)
1/2 cup safflower oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup water
Handful of chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
Handful vegan chocolate chips

Toppling cookies!
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another. Gradually add dry mixture into the wet. Stir in nuts, chips and coconut. Scoop heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Flatten cookies about 1/4 inch thickness (they don't spread or change shape that much so make them into the shape you want after they're baked). Bake for 10 minutes (rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time). They may not look ready, but trust me they are, let them sit and they will firm up. Cool on cooling rack, Eat! Makes 24 cookies.


  1. Looks delicious girls! chocolate ,walnuts and coconut = heaven! YUMMMMM Can we have some?!? ~ Lori

  2. i made these last week and they were very good. mine turned out really dark though. and the only "bad" comment was that they were kind of dry. do you think that adding a little applesauce would help moisten them up?

  3. @ Amanda Peterson: Hey! so happy you were able to make these. When I made them, mine were actually quite soft and chewy (I used gluten-free flour that is posted under substitutes tab) You may have baked them too long, Gluten-free vegan cookies are very temperamental when baked. Usually if they don't look done yet, you can bet that they are. Applesauce will make them more cakey, unless that is what you are looking for. Good Luck :)