Gluten-Free Coconut Sugar Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Today is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while. A chocolate chunk cookie that is both gluten-free & refined sugar-free, if you care about that kind of thing. But also very soft and yummy!

The trick: Brown coconut sugar.

So what exactly is coconut sugar?  

Well, first of all, unlike coconut oil/butter/water/milk... coconut sugar doesn't come from the flesh or water of the coconut. In fact, it comes from the boiled, dehydrated sap of the coconut flowers on a coconut palm. So, there is not a hint of coconut flavor. Rather, it has a molasses-like taste that is similar to brown sugar - which I just love!

Also, coconut sugar has a low glycemic index rating - 35 compared to 70 for regular sugar. And because its unrefined, it retains all its nutrients - like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium.  So when compared to regular sugar, coconut wins out!

Plus, I don’t even think you can tell a difference in these chocolate chunk cookies. I use organic brown coconut sugar I buy at Whole Foods.

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Gluten Free Coconut Sugar Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup brown coconut sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur’s gluten-free all-purpose flour)

  • 2 cups chocolate chunks


Directions:

  1. In a large bowl whisk melted better with coconut sugar. Add in eggs and fully combine. Stir in the vanilla.

  2. Add in the baking soda, salt, flour, and stir with a wooden spoon until combined and no flour remains visible.

  3. Stir in chocolate.

  4. Bake at 375 for about 9 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

  5. Let cool and store in airtight container.

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