Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Coconut-Chocolate Macaroon Cookies: Gluten-free and Paleo friendly

By:  Tara Fuller

As you all know, I cannot keep a good thing to myself and these cookies are no exception. These are a culmination of tastes and textures sure to please the pickiest of palates. They are moist while maintaining the crispness expected form a macaroon; but are rich in chocolatey flavor. Most importantly, these are every bit of that naughty indulgence you crave when you want a sweet treat; except these are good for you...and so very divine! 

2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
2-3 tablespoons maple syrup to taste
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pinch baking soda

1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup fresh raspberries, placed in center after baking but while still warm
4 chocolate chips placed onto each cookie prior to baking (not Paleo friendly)

Bake 350 degree oven 20-30 minutes

These cookies are so quick to make and follow with minimal cleanup. Absolutely perfect for a late night snack attack!

Recipe Notes:
Makes between 10-12 cookies ranging between 62-75 calories per cookie; 1 gram fiber and protein; 5 grams of fat*; 2 grams of sugar and 39 grams of sodium
* Make heart healthy by swapping butter with coconut oil

Please take a moment and tell us what you thought of these quick and tasty treats.

Recipe was adapted from Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC

1 comment:

  1. 3 Studies PROVE Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually get rid of fat by consuming coconut fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!