Monday, July 2, 2012

Black and White Coconut Cookies {traditional and gluten free recipes}

Black and White Coconut Cookies - Gluten Free or Not recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

These cookies are loaded with white and dark chocolate, in addition to a good amount of coconut. I was inspired by my favorite Dark Chocolate Coconut Blondies. Chewy cookies with almost all of my favorite flavors, I've made these three times in the past month.

These were delicious warm from the oven and every bit as good two days later.  If you aren’t sure what to do with the leftover egg white, these Cinnamon Roasted Pecans are always a great idea.

Black and White Coconut Cookies {traditional and gluten free recipes}
Yield: approximately 4 dozen medium size cookies

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups light brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 ¾ cups brown rice flour *
½ cup tapioca starch *
¼ cup potato starch *
1 teaspoon xanthan gum *
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (you will barely taste these in the finished cookies, but the oats add a great texture)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
* If you are not in need of a GF recipe, simply substitute 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour for the items marked with an *

In a large size saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, remove from the heat and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar is well-incorporated and mostly smooth. Let cool for a few minutes.

While the mixture is cooling, mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.  Whisk together the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and then add to the sugar and butter mixture. Slowly add the dry ingredients in three stages and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and coconut and stir well to make sure everything is evenly distributed. Chill the mixture for at least one hour, prior to scooping the cookie dough.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Scoop the dough unto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. (Place the dough back in the refrigerator in between batches.) Bake for 10-12 minutes , 11 minutes was perfect for me. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on the baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack. Enjoy!

Black and White Coconut Cookies - Gluten Free or Not recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


  1. Oh those cookies look yummy! So glad you're posting gluten free versions. Just found out Caitlin has several food allergies. Wheat being one of them! :/

  2. It doesn't get any better than chocolate and coconut!!

  3. Looks like you had your hands (or mouths) full with these fantastic desserts. They look beautiful.

  4. I really want to try some of your gluten free desserts, which version do you prefer?

  5. My guys don't love coconut like we girls do, but they do love cookies, almost no matter what!

  6. Great little twist on black and white cookies. :-)

  7. I like the white and semisweet chocolate in these cookies. They sound yummy!

  8. Is it just coincidence that the color of the background in the first picture is the exact same color as the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street? I think not! ;)

  9. I am just starting to cook gluten free baked goods. Where do I find xanthem gum, potato starch, tapioca starch and rice flour? Thank you, Cathy

    1. You should be able to find them all at most health food stores and many grocery stores are beginning to carry most of them as well. If you can't find them in your area, Amazon is a great source for almost any GF flour I have looked for as well.