Therapeutic Chocolate Chip Cookies


Therapeutic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder / extract
  • 125 g salted butter (or add 2 pinches of salt if unsalted) – use coconut oil or ghee for dairy free.
  • 110 g rapadura or coconut granulated sugar 2/3 cup
  • 25 g 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 25 g 1/4 cup desiccated or shredded coconut
  • 40 g 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 100 g 2/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda / powder
  • 1 egg (or flax / chia gel equivalent for egg free)
  • 130 g dark chopped chocolate / 1 cup NOTE: If you use Enjoy Life choc chips, those are over 40% sugar, so you can drop back the rapadura / panela to 70-80g / 1/3 -1/2 cup so that they’re not too sweet. I used a mix of Cocolo 70% and Black Out 85% Alter Eco which are 24% and 15% respectively, so the sweetness was perfect as is in the recipe.


  • Preheat oven to 180C / 350F fan forced (optional)
  • Prepare a tray with baking paper, greased lightly with olive oil or butter
  • Use either a KitchenAid, Thermomix / MyCook or simple hand held egg beaters with a high edged bowl for this recipe.
  • Cream sugar, butter and vanilla together until lightened brown
  • Add egg and whip through until well combined
  • Add flours, baking soda, cocoa and coconut and mix on low for 15 seconds just to combine
  • Stir in dark chocolate chunks by hand
  • Put heaped tablespoon blobs onto baking tray in 4 rows of 3-4.
  • Form them into circle shapes as best you can (oil your fingers so they don’t stick and it will make it easier to do that bit)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked but choc chips still molten and remove. Slide cookies onto wire rack to cool.

Comments 19

  1. Can’t believe no one has commented on these! Just made them for the first time. I used coconut oil as we had no butter left. Sooo scrummy! mmmmmmmm. Thanks Alexx 🙂

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      Hi Sally – bizarrely the recipe is doubled down the page and all the comments are at the end of the second one. Go figure! So glad you loved them. They’re a favourite of ours too! x

  2. These are delicious! Finally a gf cookie that tastes amazing!! And nut free which is wonderful for my kids lunchboxes as a treat!

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      Did you make them sis? I made another batch tonight for the little man and friends for morning tea tomorrow. Glad you like them x

  3. Oh my gosh so delicious! Am reconsidering whether I give them to the kids for school lunches or hide them and keep as a stash for myself!!

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  4. The tablet I store all my tried&true recipes on has died, so I was forced to look at what I’d saved on the computer. Thought I’d give these a go … freakin’ perfect! This is the exact texture I have desperately missed since going GF. I now just have to work out some ways to vary it so I can use this as my go-to biscuit recipe ALWAYS!!!! Thanks Alexx xx

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      Not so yay about your recipes disappearing but SUPER yay about you loving the cookies. So glad you love them x

  5. Making these again today as I made them three days ago and have already ran out. 9 year old absolutely loves them. Fabulous that they are school friendly too.

  6. I’d love to try this recipe, but a silly question: how many eggs do I use?
    1 pc? Not sure if 1 or 12 eggs!

  7. Made these too many times to count, now perm have choc chips in the cupboard just in case. Got two massive uni assessments due in 5 days, just made a double batch to get me through next few days, everything looking better already =)

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