These Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Oat Sorghum Cookies are perfect for your holiday cookie tray. Made with whole grain oat flour and sorghum flour, they’re a healthier holiday treat.
I don’t bake much, but Christmas time is the one time of the year when I make a lot of cookies. Everyone’s got their favorite Christmas cookies, but I love trying new cookie recipes each year. You never know…you might find a new cookie recipe you want to add to your cookie repertoire.
Years ago, I used to spend an entire day baking batches and batches of Christmas cookies. It always seemed easier to make one big mess in my kitchen and then call it a day. There’s definitely something special about Christmas cookies – most people have their favorites. When my kids were young, two ladies in town would host an annual Christmas cookie exchange which was so much fun. We’d all go home with a couple dozen of assorted homemade cookies that were new and different from the ones we’d make ourselves.
These Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Oat Sorghum Cookies don’t look that special, but I have to tell you that the toasted coconut adds a really nice touch and somehow makes them more Christmas-y. I’ve got some unbaked dough in my freezer that I shaped into balls, so they’re ready to bake fresh whenever the heart desires ;).
For more healthy Christmas cookies and other Christmas treats, check out this roundup of 100+ Healthy Christmas and Holiday Dessert Recipes.
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Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons oat flour
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup packed organic brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted organic butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 ounces dark chocolate 70% cacao, chopped
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350°.
Arrange coconut in a single layer in a small baking pan. Bake at 350° for 6-7 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once. Set aside to cool.
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until blended. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until combined. Stir in toasted coconut and chocolate.
Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until bottoms of cookies just begin to brown. Remove from pan, and cool completely on wire racks.
Adapted from Cooking Light
Muna Kenny says
I love coconut, adding it to chocolate chip cookies is really smart, I can almost smell these cookies 🙂
Now this is a cookie I need on my cookie tray! Love that it’s a bit healthier from the whole grain flour and sorghum, but still totally worthy of indulgence.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
You had me at TOASTED coconut! Lovely and a beautiful mix of gluten-free flours!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I still need to get sorghum flour!!! LOVE these cookies, Jeanette!!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
Looks like just the recipe to try baking with sorghum flour! Love the addition of coconut too!
Shashi @ runninsrilankan says
I adore cookies – specially those with a healthier twist like these with sorgham and oat flours! And with toasted coconut and chocolate – these would be irresistible!
Becca from ItsYummi.com says
I’m completely allergic to coconut products, but I think I’m ready to grab an Epi-pen and dig in to these cookies!
genevieve @ gratitude and greens says
I’ve never baked with sorghum but I keep seeing it everywhere and have been meaning to try it! I love all things coconut, don’t think I could say no to these cookies…
Hi Jeanette – what kind of coconut flakes did you use? Sweetened or organic un sweetened?
I used sweetened, but organic unsweetened would be a great choice. You might want to add a little more sugar though if you like your cookies sweet.
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says
I love how you used to spend all day baking cookies in the kitchen! That’s basically my idea of heaven… Especially if someone else did the dishes. 😉 I haven’t used sorghum flour in cookies before, but now I really want to try! Pinned!
These turned out wonderfully! Next time I’ll have to double it because they were eaten too quickly!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed these cookies. Thanks so much for letting me know!