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Gluten Free Coconut Citrus Cookies Recipe
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Servings: 12-15 cookies
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2-2/3 cup honey
  • juice of one lime
  • juice of one lemon
  • zest of 1/2 lime, 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk*

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine coconut flour through salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, use a mixer to cream coconut oil, sweetener, citrus juice and zest and coconut milk. Add dry mixture to wet and combine.

Shape dough into small balls in hands and place on baking sheet. Press down gently with your palm to flatten slightly.

Bake for 10 minute. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack.

* For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Recipe submitted by Susan, Monroe CT

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Thank you! I can't wait to try it. I'm going to use low-glycemic coconut nectar as a sweetener instead of honey.
# Posted By Caroline | 10/2/12 1:50 PM
I made them today and they were delicious. We added icing on top. I used agave nectar instead of honey and it worked great!
# Posted By Ozlem | 10/6/12 7:30 PM
I made these and the ingredients were not all room-temperature. :-( instead of cookies, these had a drop biscuit texture but they tasted great. Am trying this again, paying more attention to what I'm doingl
# Posted By mary r | 10/17/12 3:07 PM
These cookies are ugly, and don't taste great. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure that I've tasted a worse cookie. I even tried to sweeten them with some liquid stevia. I noticed someone else tried to salvage them with icing. . .that might help them slide down and taste like something other then sawdust. I should have known though, any coconut flour recipe that calls for all or mostly all coconut flour has been horrible. I have a book of those kind of recipes, and I found every recipe to be lousy. Coconut flour needs to be slipped into a recipe for health, but not the main flour.
# Posted By Angela | 12/4/12 6:37 PM
Angela, I'm sorry these didn't turn out for you. As you can see, other people have made this with great results so something may have gone wrong.

Coconut flour doesn't have to be horrible, you just need a good recipe. Give coconut flour another go, and I think you'll like some of my recipes (I'll include some links at the bottom here). As a not gluten free person developing gluten free recipes with coconut flour, I don't share anything but the best that I can possibly make it, and foolproofness has always been my goal.

Here's some recipes I think you'll like:

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/11/10/making-a-foolproof-gluten-free-cake

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/8/5/How-To-Use-Coconut-Flour

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2011/8/3/gluten-free-brown-sugar-shortbread-cookies

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2010/5/31/chewy-gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookies-blog

There are so many other great coconut flour recipes on this site! If you want to see a list of the one's I've developed or have made and approved myself, just type my name (Sarah Shilhavy) into the search bar.

Happy cooking!
# Posted By Sarah | 12/5/12 11:14 AM

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