Chocolate Coconut Cookies

At this moment in time I’m experimenting with a high fat, low carb diet – in fact, it’s pretty much a Ketogenic diet at this point.  One thing I really miss though is snacks.  I know we should only eat when we feel hungry and that food is the fuel our bodies need to run but my struggle recently has been this.. I like food.  I like eating it, I like making it & I like sharing it with others.

So while I am only eating what I actually feel I need and not just because I’m bored or because it’s the socially acceptable thing to do (aka lunch at 12) I wanted to have something to hand I could indulge in a little when I felt like it.  And soo… Cookies!!!!

Now this recipe is one I’ve been toying with for many weeks and has gone through many incarnations.  I wanted it to be low carb (obviously) with a decent fat content and preferably low in protein so it doesn’t affect my macros.  (Tip: If you want higher protein cookies swap out the double/heavy cream for Greek Yoghurt 😉 )  After burning, undercooking and making absolutely horrible cookies I got to this one! So far everyone I’ve had try one who are not into healthy eating have said it tastes like chocolate (woohoo!) and it’s kind’ve like cake (bonus!).

So with that being said, go forth and indulge in these low carb, Chocolate Coconut Cookies 😀

Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Marcos per Cookie (rough estimation) - 11.9g fat, < 1g carbs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
10 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 20 g Dark Chocolate (I used Green & Blacks 85% Organic)
  • 4 tbsp Double cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp Dessicated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1.5 tbsp Cacao
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1/3 tsp Stevia
  • 1 handful Cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 160C/320F.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate (either in the microwave or on a low heat on the stove)
  3. Mix the together in a bowl along with the coconut oil and double cream.
  4. Add the egg and mix well.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until they're all fully combined.
  6. Place some foil on a tray and grease with coconut oil (or any other oil your prefer).
  7. Take one spoonful of the cake mixture roughly place it on the foil. Do this until you've used all the mixture.
  8. With a fork, gently flatten each spoonful of mixture, resulting in roughly rounded shape.
  9. Put the cookies in the oven. This should only take around 10 minutes but I'd suggest keeping an eye on them around the 7 minute mark as depending on the oven they could get easily burnt. (Trust me - I've burnt a fair few :D)
  10. Enjoy!

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