Monday, 16 November 2015

Coconut and Strawberry Cookies

coconut and strawberry cookies

Coconut is all the rage at the moment – and with good reason. It has many nutritional benefits, especially coconut oil.

When Coconut Merchant asked if I would like to sample some of their products I said yes immediately.  Coconut Merchant sell coconut in different variants – coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut sugar, even jams and syrups. When my package arrived I was surprised, and thrilled, at the produce I was sent to try.


I love the baked coconut chips – little crisp pieces of coconut flesh which taste so buttery. These are good on their own, but would be great piled on top of some cupcakes.

I decided to make some coconut and strawberry cookies with my stash. These contain the coconut flour, so are gluten-free. They also have coconut syrup instead of sugar, so no nasty refined sugars going on. The syrup is thick and dark in colour so added a rich brown tone to the cookie batter. And I used healthy coconut oil for the fat. The strawberries I used were freeze dried ones I bought online, but pieces of real strawbs would work too.

coconut and strawberry cookies

I used a recipe based on one I had seen over at Detoxinista. She made chocolate chip cookies in her recipe. She does explain, thankfully that the batter starts off quite wet, but if you let it sit, the coconut flour absorbs the moisture (as do the freeze dried strawberries). She also mentioned that the cookies don’t change shape in the oven, so I wet my fingers and squashed them down a bit, into cookie shapes.

coconut and strawberry cookies

I did leave mine a little too long in the oven, so they were a bit 'caramelised' on the outside. But they tasted great nonetheless. Disneyboi particularly liked the coconut flavour, so I shall pack a few in his lunchbox this week!

coconut and strawberry cookies


Here’s how I made them…


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Coconut and Strawberry Cookies
Healthier cookies made from coconut products and freeze dried strawberries
Ingredients
  • 40 grams coconut flour
  • 60 ml coconut oil, melted
  • 60 ml coconut syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 10 grams freeze dried strawberries
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 180C and line a cookie sheet with greaseproof paper.Combine the flour, melted oil, syrup, vanilla and salt in a bowl.Crack the eggs into the bowl and mix through.Add the freeze dried strawberries and stir these through also.Let the mix sit for at least 10 minutes to let the moisture absorb.Take tablespoon amounts of the batter and place on the cookie sheet. Press down gently with damp fingers.Bake in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes, keeping an eye on them.Allow to cool slightly before enjoying!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 15 cookies approx.

coconut and strawberry cookies

Disclosure Statement: I was sent the products free from Coconut Merchant to review. I was not expected to create a recipe and any opinions expressed are entirely my own.

15 comments:

  1. I really want to try coconut flour, and these look perfect... Like ginger nuts!

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  2. I was wondering what you were going to get up to with all those coconut goodies when I saw them on instagram the other day. Great recipe to showcase the versatility of coconuts :)

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  3. Stuart these look so delicious, I love the mix of flavours. I had no idea there were so many products coming from coconuts, how interesting!

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  4. YUM! Haven't had breakfast yet and that top pic made my tummy growl :D
    Janie x

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  5. They look delicious! It is true you just reminded me I have a fair amount of coconut to cook with in my cupboard :-) Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Similar to Kat I didn't appreciate how versatile the coconut was! Lovely sounding recipe!

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  7. What a unique cookie recipe! I love the taste and texture of coconut flour, but it's always a struggle to bake with, because it can get so try.

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  8. These look good - what can you sub the coconut syrup with?

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    1. Hi, I would try substituting it with treacle or molasses which has the same viscosity - hope you enjoy them!

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  9. Those look AMAZING Stuart, and I am a HUGE fan of coconut too, as well as strawberries too of course!

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  10. Ooh, very luck you. I love coconut products and would have been over the moon with a nice package like that. Your biscuits sounds scrumptious and not nearly as naughty as the ones I've just made.

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  11. I've used Coconut Oil and Sugar before ... coconut flour is definitely something I'll be looking into! Cookies look great!

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  12. Looks luscious and the coconut flour sounds intriguing x

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  13. Coconut is definitely huge at the moment....... I have been using lots of it in all its forms recently too! Coconut flour is one of the most absorbent flours and you need to add loads of moisture to it.... I always struggle to get the ratios right, so it looks like you did a great job!
    I am a huge fan of freeze-dried fruit, but get it from Healthy Supplies. Might be worth you checking them out if you use it regularly... they are cheaper than amazon I think!

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  14. I'm a total coconut fiend so these are really calling to me. Like the addition of the strawberries too

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