Triple Chocolate Espresso Coconut Cookies

Thanks to my free-range, pastured daughter, I have had cookies on the brain all day.  OK, I give.


Triple Chocolate Espresso Coconut Cookies

Recipe adapted from Heidi Swanson

Triple Chocolate Espresso Coconut Cookies
makes about 1 1/2 dozen

1 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup organic whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon freshly ground espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
1/4 cup raw organic cacao powder

1/2 cup unsalted pastured butter, softened
2/3 cup non-refined sugar*
1 tablespoon molasses

1 large pastured egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup fair-trade semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup raw unsweetened organic coconut flakes

Whisk together the flour, espresso, baking soda & powder, salt and cacao.  Beat the butter until fluffy, then beat in the sugar, egg and vanilla.

Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture, stirring until just combined.  Fold in chocolate chips and coconut flakes.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, pulling them out while still moist and soft.

Allow to cool 5 minutes, serve warm.

*I’m using less sugar than in the original recipe.  You may modify to use alternative sweeteners such as brown rice syrup, honey or maple syrup as you see fit.

20 thoughts on “Triple Chocolate Espresso Coconut Cookies

  1. LOL… laughed til I had tears in my eyes! Those look incredible!
    Think I could sub decaf coffee for the espresso…. pregnant and all 😉

  2. I made a double batch of these at Christmas time from 101Cookbooks and won’t let myself make them again. I think I must have eaten half of them. They are amazing!

    • I’ve used Heidi’s recipes as a starting point all two times that I’ve ever made cookies (her original recipe is linked above my adaptation) – hard to go wrong!


    • These are so dense and rich that you’re not likely to be able to eat more than 1 or 2 at a time. ‘Course you might get a little wired from the espresso..


  3. Ahhh! How fun to have your cookie and coffee together – literally. I also like that one or two would be my fill. Those look ridiculously good Ren!

  4. Why, oh WHY do you do this to me Ren?!? I actually have all the ingredients on hand, so of course I’m going to have to make them now. I’ll use homemade chocolate chunks from the Heavenly Homemaker site. Although he doesn’t know it yet, my hubby thanks you too. 🙂

  5. Those have got to be the yummiest looking chocolate cookies ever…Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ve put you into my blog side bar listings and added RSS feed….your a great recipe resource using only the best of the best ingredients!!

  6. Okay, Ren… these last three posts are right in my head. I’ve been needing some tuna/sardine salad, and I had never thought to make it with sardines before. Yum! And the chips and queso are divine. I’ve made chips before and I need to do it again. Oh, and the cookies. I’ve been wondering what to do with the coconut flakes I found. We aren’t big on them around here, but on cookies that look like that – we’d eat ’em!!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • I don’t know very many writers that can make me feel nostalgic about somewhere I’ve never been, but your your beautiful stories do, while reminding us of how life is meant to be lived.

      Thank you, Kelli!

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