Coconut cookies

Gluten free muffin top coconut cookies recipe |

Everywhere you turn this month you’re surrounded by pink and pink bows.

October is breast awareness month.

According to BreastCancer.Org 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life (that’s just scary).  About 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease (even scarier).

When my friends Erin and Cassie contacted me a while back about joining their breast cancer awareness week I had to say yes.

Yes, we’re all busy, but not to busy to help and spread the word.

I only met a wonderful mom of two that had breast cancer. I wish I knew how to help her more than just proving meals for her and her family from time to time.

Unfortunately, after years of fighting the cancer won and she’s no longer with us.

I’ve made these cookies in her memory. She loved coconut as much as I do.

Gluten free muffin top coconut cookies recipe |

These coconut cookies are gluten-free, I used shredded coconut, coconut flour and a little bit of gluten-free all-purpose flour. (both flours from Bob’s Red Mill)

They are similar to muffin top cookies, if you don’t want them this fat, you can skip the cooling time and bake them as soon as you’re done mixing the dough.

They are soft, buttery and the smell of coconut is so irresistible.

Coconut Cookies (gluten free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 23 minutes

1 hour

Yield: 15 cookies

Coconut Cookies (gluten free)

Gluten free muffin top coconut cookies - soft, buttery with an irresistible coconut flavor. Wonderful with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.


  • 10 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)


  1. in a mixing bowl add the butter, coconut oil and sugar. With the paddle attachment on start mixing until the butter is creamy, light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, one at a time scrapping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  3. Add the shredded coconut, coconut flour and all purpose flour. Mix until just combined.
  4. With a cookie dough scoop, place balls on a baking sheet and place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F.
  6. Bake the cookies for 22-23 minutes or until the start to brown on the edges.
  7. Leave to cool slightly on the baking sheet. Enjoy!

Gluten free muffin top coconut cookies recipe |

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    • says

      Hi Erin,
      It was supposed to go live yesterday, the server was down in the morning and it didn’t get published :(
      I’ll write today posts for the rest of the week :)

  1. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    Breast cancer has touched so many women very dear to me. Thank you for doing this, Roxana. The cookies look scrumptious!!!

  2. Liz says

    I think you know how much I adore coconut! These look fantastic!!! And such a nice tribute to a friend who left this earth way too soon…I’m so sorry she lost her battle.

  3. Kiran @ says

    I have so much admiration for the foodie community. Thanks for highlighting the cancer awareness. It is so important.

    And that cookies are absolutely scrumptious. I love anything and everything coconut!

  4. says

    As a person who loves coconut very much, I think these cookies are so tempting, and even the shape is way too adorable! The cookies nicely plated in pink theme is very cute and wonderful way to make an statement for the breast cancer awareness!

  5. says

    Roxana I think you just found my kryptonite. I would be helpless against coconut cookies that look like muffin tops. Seriously this is spectacular. And your photos are so pretty. Love this.

  6. says

    Roxana you have been on a baking roll! Who knew gluten free cookies could look so good and tempting!? I also had a friend who was the mother of two who lost her battle with breast cancer, so I really appreciate your post and am very sorry for the loss of your friend 😉

  7. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    Nice cookies Roxana, one time I really wouldn’t mind having a muffin top :) . Sorry about your friend.

  8. Sandy says

    is it ok to replace the 1 tbsp of coconut oil with another oil? can you recommend me something, please? I know the cookies will probably taste better with the coconut oil, but I don’t have it available at the moment. Also, are these cookies soft or hard? many thanks.

    • says

      Hi Sandy,

      If you do not have coconut oil, you can use butter instead.
      The cookies have a cake like texture, like I mentioned in the post, there are like muffin tops

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