Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a definite classic. Who doesn’t remember years and years of chocolate chip cookie enjoyment? My mom used to make monster cookies for us 6 kids that were humongous chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal and M&M candies.

This take on the age old classic, coconut flour chocolate chip cookies, is a combo of coconut flour, eggs, natural sweetener, butter (or coconut oil) and chocolate chips that I found and slightly adapted from freecoconutrecipes.com. They don’t taste like coconut, but if you’re a huge coconut lover then throw in some shredded coconut. Or, simply leave out the shredded coconut if you want a cookie more like a classic chocolate chip cookie.

After giving one to my 7 year old to sample he said it was delicious and declared it to be best enjoyed with a big glass of ice cold milk :) A kid after my own heart :)

Do you have a favorite memory of cookies from your childhood?


Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

32 cookies

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together butter, sugar, vanilla. eggs and salt. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Stir in flour and chocolate chips (plus arrowroot and coconut if desired). Mix until well combined.
  4. Line a cookie tray with a silpat or parchment paper.
  5. Using a tablespoon, make balls and flatten to desired cookie shape. These cookies don't spread.
  6. Cook for 8-12 minutes until lightly golden. Mine were perfect in 10 minutes.

recipe adapted from freecoconutrecipes.com

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50 comments to Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • I have some coconut flour I bought on a whim and have no idea what to do with. I know what we’re making with it now! Thank you. :D

  • Joan

    Where on earth do you find coconut flour? I don’t recall seeing it in any of the grocery stores I frequent.

    • Hi, Joan. I find mine at a local health food/nutrition center. You can also order it online through amazon. Here’s the one I normally buy. Just a little bit goes a long way. If you click through and buy from my affiliate link it helps to support the costs of hosting this website, but all costs are the same for you. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a blessed day.

  • Great idea to use coconut flour – love the combination with chocolate!

  • Do you think these would work with honey instead of sugar?

    • It probably would, but I think you may want to decrease the amount of liquid by using 1 less egg or maybe a bit less butter. I would add the honey and then add the eggs/butter just until you reach enough to get a thick cookie dough consistency. Hope that helps :)

  • Stacy

    I am trying Paleo this month and I have made cookies with almond flour. I have yet to try it with coconut flour. Do you know what the difference is? These look super yummy! I can’t wait to try them.

    • Coconut flour is generally very absorbent and a little bit goes a long way. Also, almonds are high in phytic acid, which blocks nutrient absorption. Generally there are a lot of eggs/liquids in recipes with coconut flour and only a small amount of the flour is required. hope that is helpful :)

      • Rachelle

        Hi! I just found your site! I love it for all the great recipes.

        You can make crispy nuts (almonds) per the Nourishing Traditions cookbook and then grind the almonds. Basically you soak them with a good source of salt and water for up to 24 hours and then dehydrate at a temp below 150 degrees.That takes care of all the phytic acid. And they taste amazing as a snack.

  • Jennifer B.

    What will change if I leave out the arrowroot? I don’t have any, but would love to try this recipe.

  • Enjoyed visiting here and now I’m craving chocolate chips cookies. Oh my!

  • Those look AMAZING!! I love coconut flour anything – do you think you could use egg replacer in these? I have a friend who has to do gf/egg free/dairy free for her little girl and I know she misses chocolate chip cookies :)

    • Honestly, I am not sure. I’ve heard that chia seed gel works as a good substitute, but have not tried it myself. I’ve also seen to use ¼ cup Applesauce + 1 tsp Baking Powder in replacement of each egg but haven’t tried that either. Let me know if you try it and how it works out.

  • Ciarra

    I was so excited to find this recipie! My husband is severly allergic to grains (we found out 2 years ago) ad he has missed baked goods very much. These cookies are AMAZING! Thank you so much for posting ;)

  • Rachelle

    I can’t wait to try these with your homemade chocolate chips! I have been buying Scharffenberger chocolate and chopping but that brand still has soy (non gmo) in it. I will be nice to make a recipe where I can get more coconut and coconut oil in my kids!

  • Julia

    Trying this out, so appreciate the posting. But I think you may want to consider a little more credit to the original site that you found it from. I clicked through to see what the original recipe had. It is not a huge adaptation, so it may be worth working where the recipe is from into your narrative, and perhaps linking directly. http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.cfm/2009/10/3/Coconut-Flour-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies#

    Anyway, thanks for posting it.

    • Karlene


      I don’t want to sound rude… but really? She absolutely mentions where the recipe is from and provides the link.

      Gosh let’s be in love and light!

      Great Recipe Katie and thank you for sharing it!

  • Jesse

    This recipe is amazing! I made them twice this weekend because my husband and I loved them so much and gave away some and ate the rest. We use birch xylitol instead of sugar and the second time I added 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and tablespoon of honey. Great tasting both times!

  • Maggie

    I just made these and am not a fan of them. Just too much coconut taste and the texture is just so crumbly. I prefer almond flour to coconut flour. Would not make these again.

  • Michelle

    My daughter found this recipe and we can’t wait to try. Our family started a gluten free diet and it’s Great to find recipes such as this! We have the coconut flour, but it’s that time of year to buy a big bag of sugar!!

  • Dana

    Just made these today and will tell all of you they were WONDERFUL! Did not add the arrowroot powder or the coconut and the cookies turned out great! Even my husband and kids liked them. (And they don’t go for the healthy stuff usually) These were just delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Karlene

    Delish! My son and I just made! We used organic coconut palm sugar as we never use any regular sugar. We also used 1/4 cup of almond flour to the coconut flour instead of arrowroot! WOW! They are so so so so good and I’m so grateful to be home with my son making cookies after yesterdays sad and tragic events! Sending prayers and love!

  • Sean

    Just made these and ate some, pretty damn good. I didn’t have chocolate chips or arrowroot. Just pushed some peanuts into them after pressing them out. Definitely would’ve been better with the chocolate chips though. They are a little bready, but in a good way. I did half honey, half turbinado. Whipped some cream and dipped them in that.

  • I have a big love for coconut flour. Great recipe!

    Wishing you a happy new year! I saw this on Sightly Indulgent link up. I’d love for you to check out my recipe that I also linked up for a traditional Polish dish, the herring potato salad. Cheers :)

  • Alexandra

    Thanks so much for the recipe they are in the oven now -
    but i’m wondering what the finished texture should feel/look like ? are they still a bit soft and harden once i take them out of the oven?

    Thanks so much!

  • What are the nutrition facts. I am diabetic so wondering about carb count. Thanks

  • Jenny

    I’ve made these twice they are amazing! We’ve found these are delicious about 3 days after you bake them. So great to see the kids enjoy something non wheat!!

  • Tara

    I’m excited to try these. I suffer from nutrient malabsorption and went gluten free in May 2012 and grain free in Nov 2012. I have been making almond flour chocolate chip cookies to perfection for two months now and just found out that the oxylates in almonds could be contributing to problems I am having. Plus, it’s so pricey! Coconut flour is cheaper and you don’t have to use as much. I am going to give these a whirl right now. Thanks for posting!

    • You’re welcome! hope you enjoy them :) Also, if you’ve never checked them out you may want to look at the Weston Price Foundation. The diet they promote has really helped me to feel much better than when I was eating a typical american diet. Just wanted to throw that out there in case you’re not familiar with them.

  • Ryan Clifford

    This is hands down the worst cookie recipe ever to be shared with the general public. A dog wont even touch these. Man you really have to be on some sort of drug to think that these are anything close to being classified as cookies.

    Basically if you want the experience of eating Metamucil and pretending that its a chocolate chip cookies go ahead and waste your expensive coconut oil, flour and sugar on this monstrosity of a recipe.

    • Ash

      I laughed out loud reading this comment because I couldn’t believe anyone could be so blatantly rude. Pretty sure that was uncalled for- just because you obviously didn’t like the cookie at all doesn’t mean you should rip it apart. A simple ‘would not make this again’ would probably suffice. Not sure of your intent- point was definitely made. I’m trying them tomorrow.

  • These look incredible. I am now going to email this to a GF friend who would adore this recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Shari Taylor

    Could these be made sugar free with Stevia? If so, any recommendations on how to substitute would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Danielle

    How many servings is this recipe?

  • Katie

    Made these with coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut sugar. Also with cacao nibs instead of chocolate chip…. It was definitely too healthy LOL. Next time i’ll use regular sugar and chocolate chips. Other than that, this seems like a nice coconut flour cookie recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tania

    Just made these. Miss extremely fussy 5yr old loved them, however Miss 3 who normally eats anything wont go near them! I however quite like them (being new to the whole coconut thing and getting used to it). The only thing is they feel quite grainy when eating, is this normal or do I need to mix the coconut flour more?
    Definitely be making them again :o)

  • Donna

    I would like to know how many carbs are in these cookies. And how much fiber? I am a carb counter!

  • Janet

    Sorry to say, but these are awful! I used coconut palm sugar and did not add the optional items. I would only eat these if I was desperate.

  • These are delciious. They give a shortbread consistency which I really like. Not your classic choc chip cookie, but still a favorite. Thanks for sharing!

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