Coconut sugar cookie recipe using coconut sugar

Did I say we were taking a break from desserts for two? Who let me say that? What’s wrong with you guys? You know I can’t keep my mind away from sweets! I do have more fun dinner for two recipes to share with you this month, but I didn’t think you would mind if I popped in and share the most perfect, soft, chewy sugar cookie first.

So, coconut sugar. I kept hearing about it because of a diet fad (youknowtheone), and I wrote it off. It certainly sounded delicious (who doesn’t love coconut flavored everything?), but I didn’t want to take the risk that it would be difficult to work with in the kitchen. Well, then my sweet friend Marnely sent me a bag, and it sat in my pantry for a few weeks. One morning, I was out of honey for my chai latte, and I substituted coconut sugar. I was completely enveloped by its warm, nutty, almost spicy flavor. I suddenly didn’t care that it was a trendy, new sugar alternative. All I cared about was eating more and more!

Recipes using coconut sugar for coconut sugar cookies

Coconut sugar makes these cookies taste like they have a lot more goin’ on than they really do: they’re really just a plain sugar cookie. What coconut sugar brings to the party is a molasses-y, spicy flavor. So much flavor for such little work! A spice cookie without spice!

I served these at a cocktail party this weekend, and while I normally apologize for desserts that contain natural sweeteners and other healthy ingredients, I did not apologize for these. They’re soft and chewy and everything you could want in a Friday night cookie. They’re so good that my husband got out of bed Saturday morning and made another batch all by himself. I have never in my life seen my husband bake a dessert in my kitchen. EVER. That’s how good these are. Amen.

Yield: 1

Coconut Sugar Cookies

Coconut Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, coconut sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Sprinkle the flour, baking soda and salt on top, and beat until combined.
  4. Scoop generous tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies look dry.
  5. Let cool on the pan for 1 minute, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Serve immediately, or keep covered in a storage container so that they stay soft.