These cookies were inspired by a recipe I saw on pinterest. I thought they looked delicious but would also be a recipe my daughter could make on her own. I gave them a trial run to see if she’d be able to do it and she can, so this was a double win!
As you can see I dipped the bottom in chocolate. This was a later addition. The cookies didn’t hold together as well as I would’ve like, so I thought I’d see if the chocolate would help with that. It did, a bit. They needed a longer baking time than I I did. But, since it was my first time I went with the stated time.
Preheat oven to 325° F
Line cookie sheets with parchment
1/2 cup melted or very soft coconut oil
1/3 cup sucanat (you can use regular sugar if you’d like)
1 egg, beaten
2 cups GF rolled oats
1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
Stir the coconut oil, sucanat and egg together. Let sit til the sucanat melts. 10 minutes or so.
Stir in oats and coconut.
I used a 2 Tablespoon scoop to put these on the sheets, I lightly packed the scoop, dropped them on sheet and then I lightly pressed them down.
Bake 15-17 minutes. You MUST leave them to cool on the sheets until completely cool, otherwise they will fall apart.
Optional stir ins (these obviously ruin the 5 or less status, but it’s worth it!!): mini chocolate chips, nuts, seeds, dried fruit.
You can also melt chocolate and dip the bottoms after they have cooled if you like.
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