Over here, I'm on a Girl Scout cookie kick!
Coconut Chocolate Almond Cookies are what we're making today! They are a healthier version of the classic cookies we grew up with but made just a bit healthier for us.
I love eating hot, chocolate-covered cookies that are fresh out of the oven. I prefer these, however, to be a little crunchier and out of the freezer, don't you think? Like most girls scout cookies, I also prefer the copycat version.
If anyone is planning what to make for Passover in a few weeks, these cookies would make a great option.
Coconut Chocolate Almond Cookies: Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free
If you like making the chocolate/caramel topping yourself, the paleo samoa version is certainly a great recipe.
I thought I would simplify the cookie-making process even more by just melting some gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free chocolate chips by enjoy life. These don't have the caramel taste, but are even easier to make, with fewer ingredients to worry about, making them great to whip up last-minute.
Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookies – Gluten Free and Dairy Free
- 2 cups almond meal/flour
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1 ½ cups dairy nut, & soy free chocolate chips (I prefer enjoylife brand)
- Recommended: parchment paper
- In your blender of food processor, combine the almond meal, coconut, and baking soda. Add the wet ingredients and pulse until a dough forms. You may need to scrape the sides and pulse a few times to get all the ingredients mixed together.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (overnight is fine.)
- When you're ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, line cookie pans or sheet pans with parchment paper. Roll dough into balls – about a tablespoon at a time – and press down between your hands or on parchment paper, until you have circles that are roughly ¼ inch thick.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips for 1-2 minutes until melted, stirring occasionally.
- Drop about a teaspoon on each cookie and spread to cover the tops. Top chocolate with shredded coconut if desired. Allow to cool until chocolate is solid.