Zulu Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mother is visiting New Orleans, which means I need to keep plenty of nuts on hand, rather, by the bucket. Her metabolism is like the fuel system on an RV. On the prompting of Nuts.com, a site which Mom said she frequents, and surprisingly, as a future psychiatrist, one I had not yet come across, I chose to experiment for the first time with coconut flour in my baking. I have been reading how coconut flour is high in fiber, some sources touting up to 26 grams of fiber in 50 grams of flour, and I’ll say, on the other end (literally and figuratively) I can attest to this having good effect in that regard! Also high in protein. Keeps Mom going, and happy.

coconut flour

The coconut taste definitely comes through in the flavor of the cookie. Also, the flour is dense and the cookies do not really flatten out at all in the oven, so shape carefully. They are pretty chewy and remain so for days afterward. I like to display them next to the one Zulu Coconut I caught in the Mardi Gras of 2009.

coconut zulu cookie

Zulu Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup butter, melted- or coconut oil

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

4 eggs

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup coconut flour

3/4 cup chocolate chips

coconut flour cookies

Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs and salt. Stir until well mixed. Stir in flour and chocolate chips (plus arrowroot and coconut if desired). Mix until well combined. Line a cookie tray with a silpat or parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, make balls and flatten to desired cookie shape. These cookies don’t spread. Cook for 8-12 minutes until lightly golden.

Haiku #186 July 5th

Church on Esplanade

Ruby Slipper mimosas

Home lit by new lamps.

Haiku #187 July 6th

Better than a light

Kept on, better than warm food

is a loved one home.

Haiku #188 July 7th

Best news: I get free

Cinnamon Teddy Grahams in

residency. Wheeeeeeee.

Haiku #189 July 8th

Hemorrhagic and

Ischemic at once is how

I describe my life.

3 thoughts on “Zulu Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Coconut + chocolate = sooooo good 🙂 I especially love Haikus #178 and #188! Also, I think that the bars in my hometown, the birthplace of Judy Garland, need to get these Ruby Slipper mimosas you mentioned! I have not heard of this enticing-sounding concoction, what is in them?

    1. It’s a mimosa served at the Ruby Slipper (my favorite brunch place in New Orleans) with a little ruby red grapefruit and blood orange… mmmm

      1. Thanks for the information! I think they need to open a branch in my northern Minnesota hometown of Grand Rapids and sell those delicious- and gorgeous-sounding drinks there!

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