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Coconut Cream Cookies

These are yummy sandwich cookies with a creamy coconut filling.  Low carb, gluten free goodness!  And my favourite sugar substitute erythritol again.  You CAN eat delicious cookies without fear of the scales the next morning or a sudden sugar rush! 

I like the filling as it reinforces my love of coconut and all that is good with it!  I am using xanthan gum here for a binding agent.  I sometimes use this in my pastry recipes and purchase this from my local organic health store.  For the ground erythritol I simply process granulated erythritol in a blender until it looks like icing sugar.    I may play around with these cookies too…am thinking something ginger with either a lemon or lime filling…mmmm..

Coconut Cream Cookies

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

1 3/4 cup almond flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup granulated erythritol

1/2 tspn baking soda

1/2 tspn salt

1/2 tspn xanthan gum

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 tspn vanilla extract

FILLING

3 tblspn coconut oil

1/3 cup ground eryhtritol

1/4 tspn vanilla extract

1 tblspn coconut milk

1/3 cup finely grated coconut

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 170C/325F degrees.
  • Mix the almond flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, baking soda, salt and xantham gum.
  • Add the egg, coconut oil, vanilla extract and stir until the mixture becomes a dough.
  • Roll 1 inch balls of the mixture and place on a parchment baking sheet (on a baking tray).
  • Flatten the balls out with the palm of your hand to about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes and let cool on the pan.
  • Make the filling by mixing the coconut oil and powdered erythritol.  Add the vanilla, coconut milk and grated coconut until smooth.
  • Spread the mixture onto a cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Nutritional Info per cookie (based on a batch of 8) – 275 Calories, 27g Fat, 6g Protein, 8g Carb, 4g Fibre, 4g Net Carb

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Donna
    February 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    What is the carb count for these

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      February 18, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Donna, I’ve updated the recipe with the nutritional information. A cookie should be about 4g net carbs each.

      • Reply
        Donna
        February 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

        Thank you so much

  • Reply
    snapshotstacy
    January 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

    About how many cookies does this make?

    • Reply
      Angie C
      January 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

      This should make about 8 thick ones…you could squeeze about 10 out if you made them flatter.

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