Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free!)

Talk about an alliteration in cookie form. Whewwww-ie!

Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF!) from memo2munch

Soo, it used to be that when people would ask me what the one thing they should bring to college was, I would struggle with an answer.

“Uhh… I don’t know. A backpack? Clothes? Wait, that’s plural. Well, you’re going to need more than one thing, anyway.”

BUT NOW I have a definitive answer.

A pair of rain boots.

Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF!) from memo2munch

Yes, rain boots are a must. Take it from someone who went through most of last year without them.

I always thought that as soon as I got rain boots it probably wouldn’t rain anymore so, really, what was the point? However, while I was trying to play reverse psychology with Mother Nature, there was no shortage of water in Bloomington.

Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF!) from memo2munch

And ya can’t just skip class because your feet get soaked. So I caved and bought the boots, and I ended up using them. A lot. Moral of the story: don’t follow my examples. Except when it comes to recipes. Cuz you’re gonna want to make these cookies, I promise!

Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF!) from memo2munch

I’m bringing the whole rain boots ordeal up because the past couple of days the sky has been spoutin’ water, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying splashing through puddles in my rain boots, having myself a little Gene Kelly moment. If anything, get the rain boots for that!

Then you can have some mini alliteration cookies, and your day will be PERFECTION.

Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF!) from memo2munch

 

GF Mini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 20
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/4 cups almond meal
  2. 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life dairy-free chips)
  3. 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  4. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together almond meal, dark chocolate chips, coconut, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg until uniform in color and doubled in volume.
  3. Whisk in the coconut oil and vanilla, then add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or even overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, place on baking sheet with 1-1/2 inch space in between each. Press down slightly to flatten a bit.
  7. Bake until edges begin to brown, 7-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
Adapted from Sprouted Kitchen via Minimalist Baker
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GF Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cranberries

I’m sorry.

This post is a day late, and the creative juices are just not a-flowin’. But I hope you’ll forgive me after you make these cookies. (I am so NOT sorry for sharing them!)

GF Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cranberries {memo2munch}

This is the second sighting of a gluten free recipe on memo2much (you can catch a glimpse of the other one here), although if I didn’t mention it you’d have no idea because almond flour is magically delicious and deserves that description more than Lucky Charms. Yeah. I mean, cookies. Come on.

GF Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cranberries {memo2munch}

Anyway, almond flour has zero gluten. I personally am not gluten free, but I’ve been curious about using almond flour for a while now. I figured I might as well go ahead and make the whole recipe gluten free!

And ALL NATURAL.

With MINIMAL SUGAR.

Yet still DELICIOUS.

WHY ARE THEY ALL GONE?!

Seriously, these cookies are perfectly sweet, tender, gooey, chocolatey, need I go on? They stay soft even after a couple of days, and the flavor combination is a gem.

GF Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cranberries {memo2munch}

Basically these cookies consist of my oatmeal toppings.

Almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries.

Then I added chocolate chips, and I feel like I don’t need to explain why I did that.

GF Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cranberries {memo2munch}

Just look at them.

Just make them.

Just eat them.

You’re welcome. <3

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GF Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cranberries {memo2munch}

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries

Makes 20 cookies

Ingredients
1 ¼ c. (142 g) almond flour/meal
¼ c. (45 g) mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life—they’re dairy, nut, and soy free!)
½ c. (60 g) dried cranberries
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c. (65 g) brown sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp. margarine, melted (I used Earth Balance)
½ tsp. vanilla extract

Method
In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, chocolate chips, cranberries, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg until it is uniform in color and doubled in volume.

Whisk in the margarine and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Let chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Use a one inch cookie scoop or a tablespoon to scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet. Leave about 1.5 inches between the cookies.

Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from oven. Use a spatula to gently flatten the cookies down a bit. Place back in oven and cook for another 2-5 minutes until cookies just begin to turn brown around the edges.

Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.