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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Coconut Palm Sugar: Grain Free, Gluten Free, Lower Carb

This is a quick post, and I’m sorry, but it is totally late. I promised you guys I’d have it up this morning, but this has pretty much been the day from hell. I won’t get into it, though. Instead, I’ll get right to the chocolate chip cookies.

I decided to try a batch of cookies using only coconut palm sugar as a sweetener. It’s not low carb, per se, but it is low glycemic index (34). When you break down the whole thing, that still puts these cookies at only 5g net carbs apiece.

The coconut palm sugar adds a really chewy texture a deep, rich sweetness to the cookie. I wouldn’t eat these too often as they slightly higher in carbs than my average treats, but they’re a delicious indulgence for once in awhile.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Made with Coconut Palm Sugar


  • 1/2 C almond flour
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 2 T arrowroot powder
  • 1 T golden flax seed meal
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 C organic coconut palm sugar (coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 C sugar free chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
2. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter, coconut palm sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla and xanthan gum with a hand mixer on medium speed until it’s smooth.
3. Add in the egg and beat the mixture until smooth.
4. Add in almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot and golden flax and mix by hand until a dough is formed.
5. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
6. Drop by the teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake on the middle rack for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Allow to cool before removing cookies from the pan. Enjoy!
Makes about 20 cookies.
NUTRITION (Per 1/20th of Recipe): 105 calories, 6 g carbs, 1 g fiber, (5 g net carbs), 8 g fat, 2 g protein

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.

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