Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A New Blog

I've been designing new patterns in the last few months. Want to see what I've been up to? You can find my new blog at Cheryl Chow Designs.

Firkant Cardigan

Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Grain, Dairy and Sugar Free)

For a while now I've not been able to eat many carbs or sugar, similar to the Paleo Diet. The only sugar I can eat is stevia or xylitol. It is always a challenge to come up with something chocolaty and sweet to fill those cravings you get! The following cookie recipe is based off of Double Chocolate Pecan Cookie recipe.

Chocolate Coconut Cookies (Grain, Dairy and Sugar Free)


  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal (I use Bob's Red Mill brand)*
  • 1/2 cup flax meal (I use Bob's Red Mill brand)*
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour (I use Coconut Secret brand)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup xylitol depending on how sweet you like your cookies**
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoured liquid stevia
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 - 4 eggs to make your total liquid 1 cup
* You can make your own almond meal by taking raw almonds and grinding them up in a food processor. Store the extra in the fridge.
* If you don't have flax meal you can use almond meal instead (2 cups total).

** I used 1/3 cup xylitol and the chocolate is similar to bittersweet chocolate. The xylitol I use is made from Birch (Smart Sweet brand)

Preheat oven to 350F
Combine almond flour, coconut, xylitol, and salt in a bowl. 
Sift together and add to bowl: coconut flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Mix together until well combined.
Melt coconut oil in a glass measuring cup. I use the microwave but you could set the glass measuring cup in a pot of hot water to get it to melt.
Add stevia to coconut oil.
Add one egg at a time (mixing well after each egg) until your liquid measures 1 cup. I used 2 eggs but my eggs are very large so you may need 3 or 4 eggs to get 1 cup of liquid.
Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix well.
Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheets lined with baking parchment.
Bake for 12-14 minutes in oven. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheets. Enjoy!
(Makes approximately 24 cookies)