Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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chocolate coconut cookies

So, I’m really really trying not to eat a ton of desserts.  However, I felt it was a shame not to make a couple of special recipes to celebrate the Holiday season.  My husband loved this recipe.  He told me this was hands down his absolute favorite recipe that I had ever made.

Honestly, I was shocked since well I just dream about my chocolate cake recipe every single day.  However, it did make me feel special to see that I still have it. This recipe is egg-free and dairy-free!

 

Chocolate Coconut Cookie (Vegan)

Chocolate Coconut Cookie (Vegan)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 13.5 oz Coconut milk full fat
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot
  • 10 oz large flaked coconut
  • 2 oz flaked almonds

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/4 cup Coconut milk full fat
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place the coconut milk and maple syrup in a pot and place over the medium high heat and whisk until well combined.
  2. Cook this until the liquid is reduced by half. Note: This was boiling the entire time I had this on the stove and it took 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the stove and add in the root and stir. It will firm up.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. In a large bowl add the coconut and almonds and pour in the coconut milk mixture. With your hands, mix the dough. This is kinda a workout. Continue to mix until it forms a large dough ball. Take the dough and grab a small piece and rough into a 2" wide ball. Place on the parchment paper and press with a cup or your hand until flat (about 1" thick)
  6. Repeat until all the dough is gone. Place in the oven and bake until the coconut is golden brown, roughly 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Chocolate Frosting

  1. In a medium pot over low heat add the dark chocolate chips and coconut milk and mix with a spoon until smooth.
  2. Take each cookie and spread some frosting over the top. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 75mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 15g Protein: 2g