Chocolate Coconut Cookies


Need a chocolate, not-too-sweet treat that’s quick to prepare?  Try these cookies sweetened with dates and Stevia.

Stevia is a calorie-free herb used as a sweetener which comes in various forms. The sweetness and flavor varies depending on the manufacturer.

ChocConCookieChocolate Coconut Cookies

For PDF copy of recipe, Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Makes 12 small cookies

Ingredients:

  • 6 Dates
  • 4 tbsp Hot Water
  • 2/3 cup Quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Flakes
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Liquid Stevia
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp Raw, Unsweetened Almond Butter

Directions:

  1. In small bowl, soak dates in hot water and let sit for about 15 minutes or until soft.
  2. In separate bowl, mix quinoa flakes, coconut flour, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, salt and baking soda until well blended.
  3. Chop softened dates with knife or back of fork. Add vanilla extract and stevia.
  4. Add coconut oil and almond butter to dry ingredients and blend.  Add date water mixture and blend. (If dough does not hold together, add a little more water, about 1/2 tablespoon at a time.)
  5. Make 12 equal balls. Place on parchment covered baking tray. Pat down with back of fork.
  6. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool and enjoy!
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