Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies made with Coconut Flour and Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I bought this cookbook dedicated to coconut flour cooking because I want to rely less and less on white flour, and start using more whole grain and other less-processed flours. Coconut flour is high in protein, very high in fiber, gluten free, and rather low in net carbs, and it has a nice mild coconut taste.

But, it can not be used as a replacement for white flour without making adjustments to most recipes. It is quite different than using wheat flour. I made one of the recipes in the book-- basic cinnamon-sugar cookies. They came out fairly good, but the texture will take a bit of getting used to. They are very dense; I think it's all the fiber. Still, I like the cookies and will continue to experiment with coconut flour in my baking.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
4 eggs
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sifted coconut flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar

Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and butter and mix well. Stir in coconut flour. Let batter rest for 5 minutes to allow it to thicken. Combine cinnamon with 1 tablespoon sugar. Form dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and roll in cinnamon mixture, coating thoroughly. Place on cookie sheet 1-inch apart; flatten ball to a diameter of about 2 inches. Bake at 375F for 15 minutes. Makes about 24 cookies.

Here's a little nutritional information:
Coconut Flour
(28 g)
calories 120
fat 3 g
total carbs 20 g
fiber 12 g
protein 4 g

All-Purpose Wheat Flour
(30 g)
calories 110
fat 0 g
total carbs 22 g
fiber 1 g
protein 3 g

I also made some Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies recently. The oatmeal with the butterscotch was really yummy. These freeze well.


  1. Hmm - more calories, but obviously more fiber and much more healthy. Sounds like an easy trader off for me!

  2. I've been wanting to try coconut flour. I've heard it makes wonderful cookies. I may have to order some (I don't think I've seen it in stores).

  3. I have never heard of coconut flour but Im sure it's good for you! I love coconut milk in my oatmeal!

  4. I've never even heard of coconut flour (I need to get out more!) but I think it would be amazing in those oatmeal cookies!

  5. These cookies look so good, Michele. I will have to look for coconut flour and try them.

  6. We've just started using coconut flour and my daughter asked for sugar cookies. All the other recipes I've found contained xanthan gum so I'm thrilled to find this one which doesn't call for it. I'm going to try this recipe with coconut oil instead of butter. Thanks for sharing!

  7. We just made these as a family and I had to leave a comment - because they are SO GOOD! We used Kerrygold Butter and turbinado sugar and used cookie cutters; worked out great! Fluffy but firm, only a tiny bit of sweetness, perfect. Thank you!