Before I started the Maker's Diet, my favorite cookies to make were snickerdoodles. (You know, the cookies rolled in sugar and cinnamon before they're baked!) Well, as soon I gave up white flour and white sugar, I couldn't seem to find a replacement recipe for these delicious cookies that wasn't too dense from the whole grains. That is, until I discovered the beauty of coconut flour last year!
Coconut flour is an amazing food that is fantastic for those wanting to eat low carb or go gluten-free. There's nothing inherently wrong with grains when they are properly prepared, (They've been eaten healthfully since the beginning of time, literally!) but some health issues require the avoidance of grains. Coconut flour is a great way to avoid grains, or just give a new taste to your family with all the health benefits of coconut.
The first time I made these cookies, I hesitated to serve them to my husband. He is very discerning when it comes to food, and can pick out an undesirable ingredient a million miles away. I thought for sure he'd gag at the "coconut" taste of these cookies. Therefore, I was shocked when he tasted them, loved them, and asked for me to make them again! In fact, he STILL doesn't know they were made with coconut flour! (I keep hiding the container, haha!)
I was also surprised when I tasted them. There was no strong "coconut" taste, just a sweet, fluffy, and moist cookie. It was filling, too, because coconut flour requires a lot of eggs, so these cookies are high protein! They're also low carb, high fiber, low on the glycemic index, and gluten-free.
These cookies are extremely simple to make, and if you like snickerdoodles, or any "cinnamon sugar" cookie, I promise you will like these. You might want to plan to make a double batch!
One final note: coconut flour is very different than normal wheat flour. Don’t buy a container and try to sub it out 1 to 1 in your favorite recipes. You really need to find specific coconut flour recipes.
Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup Garden of Life extra virgin coconut oil
3/4 cup Coconut flour
2 tsp organic cinnamon
Beat the sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and coconut oil together. Mix well.
Incorporate the flour and mix well. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes.
In the meantime, mix together the cinnamon & sugar in a bowl. Form the dough into small balls. (It will be very sticky, it’s okay!)
Next, roll the balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture, put on a cookie sheet, and flatten with a fork.
Bake for 15 minutes at 375F, and enjoy with a glass of raw milk!
Let me know if you make these for your family, and what you think!