Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chocolate Magic Cookies

Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies
(Chocolate Magic)
Original Recipe (and picture above) from Ditch the Wheat

My husband and I did a little low-carb diet for a few weeks in the summer (6, I believe, though my hubby would tell you that those 6 weeks lasted about 20.)
During that time I ordered a large bag of coconut flour thinking that once we did start back on carbs, we would want to choose healthier ones. And we do, mostly. We eat a few pasta dishes here and there and a tortilla or two a week. And (gasp) we even have had chicken and dumplings. But I found a few keeper recipes from the healthy time AND I have all that coconut flour to use. And let me tell you, coconut flour recipes don't take much coconut flour.
Enter the Chocolate Magic.
I was not overly thrilled with the consistency of anything made with coconut flour, but then I stumbled upon the genius behind Ditch the Wheat who discovered that if you FREEZE YOUR COCONUT FLOUR COOKIES, the consistency is soft, chewy and heavenly. Magic.

Here's the recipe with my customary tweaks:

Chocolate Magic Cookies
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup brown sugar/sugar/coconut palm sugar
(I like my chocolate flavor dark, if you don't, add more sugar.)
6 large eggs
3 t. vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a mixer, mix together coconut oil and coconut palm sugar. *You can cream it together and it will result in a lighter more cake like texture.
  3. Slowly add one egg at a time to the mixture. 
  4. Add vanilla, coconut flour cocoa powder and mix until incorporated.
  5. Add baking soda and salt and mix until incorporated.
  6. Lastly stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Place dough in refrigerator for about an hour.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into small balls and spread evenly on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes.
  10. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool.
  11. ***Here is the trick to keep the cookie crispy because coconut flour based cookies tend to soften to the likeness of a pancake fast. Place the cooled cookies in the freezer. When you are ready to eat them pull one out and enjoy immediately. The frozen cookie will be chewy and wonderful.


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