Coconut Flour Breakfast Cookies

Let us begin with cookie dough.

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It should be noted: grain-free cookie dough isn’t as fun as regular cookie dough.  I couldn’t even bring myself to try it because so many raw eggs were in it.  Couldn’t do it.  Probably a good choice.

Have you done the grain free cookie thing? A bit ago I made coconut flour chocolate chip cookies and I liked them more than I was expecting to, so here we are again going for round two of grain free cookie yum.

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I’ve had quite a lot of cookies in the past 48 hours.  The wonderful Erika invited me to a cookie tasting to search for the best holiday cookies in Houston.  There were SO MANY COOKIES.  

And I tasted them all, except like 5 because I reached my breaking point.  I hit a cookie wall and couldn’t eat anymore.  It was just such a great culinary experience.  That sounds so lame to me…’culinary experience’…because that sounds lame and boring, but the cookie tasting wasn’t that.  It was just delish and filled with cookies and iced coffee.  Perfect.

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So these cookies.

I know they’re called breakfast cookies, but you don’t have to eat them for breakfast.  It’s merely a suggestion.  You could have them for snacktime or dessert time or anytime.  The great thing about life is that you can do what you want.  So eat them when you want.

You can mix in whatever add-ins you can dream of.  I used flax, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips…all solid add-in choices unless you’re talking about adding something to ice cream in which case flax would not be my first choice.

And word of caution, I probably wouldn’t bring these to a holiday cookie exchange…they are definitely more breakfast-like (aka not uber sweet) than a mega sweet cookie.  One of my clients was recently telling me about a chai spice cookie where you take a chai tea teabag and cut it open and mix it into a sugar cookie mix.  Then bake and add a eggnog icing.  I mean, that’s the kind of thing you should arrive to a party with.

But for now, make these for breakfast (or anytime).

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Coconut Flour Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 9 small-ish cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted & cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla (or vanilla bean paste)
heaping 1/2 cup chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)
add-ins: 1 tablespoons each of pecans, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, dates, ground flaxseed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a cookie sheet.  In a bowl, combine coconut flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and all add-ins.  Add in eggs, butter and vanilla.  Combine until a dough forms.  Wet hands and roll dough into 9 balls, if you just spoon the cookies onto the baking sheet without rolling them into balls, the cookies won't come out pretty and smooth.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies turn golden brown.  

I liked these best served after 15 minutes of cooling!  Store on the counter for 1 day or in the fridge for longer.

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More cookies coming later this week!!