And best of all it requires a freezer rather than an oven — this is quite the benefit on a hot summer’s day. Or just on a day that you don’t want the hassle of ovens and cookie sheets and parchment paper and such.
These cookies are made with unsweetened coconut flakes, raw honey and coconut oil. All three main ingredients are filled with vitamins, minerals and usable, real food calories. It’s a little surprising how awesome these taste too 🙂
Andrew and Chloe like to fill the cookie thumbprints with berries, big coconut flakes, chopped nuts and a drizzle of melted dark chocolate. It’s a fun art project that they get to eat when it’s done!
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the shredded coconut, raw honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract and sea salt. Place in the freezer to chill for 5 minutes. This step is important to help get the cookies to stick together well. Coconut oil hardens as it chills and helps to bind the cookie together.
- Shape the dough into 1 Tablespoon-sized balls. Press into a cookie shape, with an indention in the middle. If you have trouble keeping your dough together, or if you simply want a very sturdy cookie, then melt another ¼ cup of coconut oil, then drizzle the oil in the center of your cookie. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Now you’ve got a sturdy cookie!
- Choose your cookie toppings. Fill the thumbprints with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!