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22 January, 2014

coconut almond cookies with a hint of chocolate (gluten free)

Comments : 8 Posted in : Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara Tags: , , , , , ,

Ever had the experience of breaking open a fresh coconut, only to find it rotten? It happens to me every once in a while. Thankfully, there is frozen coconut which works just as well, not in all recipes, but at least some.

Here’s one, a very simple recipe to make delicious, soft cookies.

Preparation time: 15 minutes to prep dough, 16 minutes to bake. Makes 20-24 cookoies


shredded coconut- 1 cup

almond flour/meal- 1 cup

Ragi (finger millet)  flour- 1/2 cup

cocoa powder- 2 tbsp.

dark brown sugar- 4 tbsp.

melted butter- 1/2 cup



1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.

2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.


3. Shape into small balls with hand and flatten onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake for 16 minutes and cool on a wire rack.

5. Store in an air-tight container.

Simple as that!


8 thoughts on : coconut almond cookies with a hint of chocolate (gluten free)

  • February 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

    If I used olive oil or coconut oil instead of butter, and sugarfree powder instead of brown sugar do you think this would still work? Looks lovely and I’m tempted! 🙂

    • February 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Thanks for visiting and the comment, Priya!
      I have used coconut oil instead of butter in many cookie recipes and they work well. But I suggest using an oil that doesn’t have an overpowering smell. You may have to use a lesser quantity of coconut oil than the suggested butter amount to account for water content of butter.
      I’m not sure about the contents of powder-free sugar. Does it have aspartame? I would recommend using powdered raw sugar because brown sugar contains molasses. Raw sugar also would contain molasses. Maybe jaggery would be a good choice too.
      Let me know how it turns out!

  • February 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Love coconut and happy to see these are gluten free!

  • May 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    What’s FINGER millet? We do millet. And thx for the follow. =)

    • May 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      finger millet is a type of millet very popular in India, known for its iron content and cooling property.

      • May 10, 2014 at 11:53 pm

        Yes, I’m familiar with the properties of millet. =) Huh. Haven’t come across that type in the U.S. Thanks. =)

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