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Keto Coconut Cookies – Easy Coconut Macaroons

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These keto coconut cookies are easy 5-ingredient keto cookies. They taste like French coconut macaroons, soft in the center, crusty outside with delicious coconut flour, and only 4.1 grams of net carbs per large cookie.

Bonus, these cookies are also dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Are coconut macaroons keto-friendly?

Trust me, as a French person, the first question I ask myself when I started the keto diet was ‘how to make keto macaroons.’

Because, if you are wondering if traditional coconut macaroons are keto, unfortunately, the answer is no.

Like most French cookies, French macaroons are loaded with sugar from condensed milk, and they are not keto-friendly.

How to make keto-friendly macaroons?

Great news, these keto coconut cookies taste like your favorite French macaroon cookies!

Imagine a soft, moist, and sweet cookie that melts in your mouth with a slightly crusty outside that tastes like toasted coconut.

Plus, they are large cookies, very satisfying, with only 4 grams of net carbs for a quick keto snack.

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So now, let me show you how to make keto macaroons.

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What are keto coconut cookies?

Keto coconut cookies are 5-ingredient sugar-free cookies with a similar taste and texture to French coconut macaroon. They are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made egg-free for people on a keto vegan diet.

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How to make keto coconut cookies?

This keto coconut cookies recipe is the easiest keto cookies recipe. A 1-bowl recipe with only 5 ingredients for a quick keto snack. All you need to make these coconut macaroon style cookies are:

  • Almond flour –  fine almond flour or almond meal, both work well in this recipe.
  • Unsweetened desiccated coconut or shredded coconut. Now, you are probably wondering if shredded coconut is keto? Well, not always some brands add sugar into it, so make sure you buy an unsweetened shredded coconut for this keto cookie recipe.
  • Coconut oil – or melted butter.
  • Erythritol or any sugar-free keto sweetener you like, use my keto sweetener converter to swap for a different one.
  • Egg or flaxseed egg if on keto vegan. Note that the color and texture of the cookies will be very different using flax eggs.
  • Vanilla – optional.

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xoxo Carine

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Keto Coconut Cookies

4.1gNet Carbs
Keto coconut cookies are soft coconut almond cookies perfect for a quick keto snack.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Lay a cookie sheet with baking paper. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, with the S blade attachment, add all the cookie ingredients. 
  • Process on medium speed until all the ingredients come together. Scoop out the dough with a cookie scoop, and roll into a ball with your hands
  • Place each cookie ball on the baking tray covered with baking paper. You should be able to make 10 large cookies with the whole batter.
  • Press each ball with your fingers to form thick flat round cookies - about 1 cm thickness.
  • Bake at 180°C (360°F) for 18-23 minutes or until the sides and top are golden-brown.
  • Cool down on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes, they will harden slightly when cooling down.
  • Transfer onto a cookie rack to fully cool down to room temperature.

Storage

  • Store up to 5 days in a cookie jar or freeze for later.
10 large cookies
Net carbs per large cookie (recipe make 10 large cookies), 4.1 g
Vegan option: use a flaxseed egg instead of a regular egg. Simply combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed into 2 tablespoons of water. Give a good stir and set aside for 10 minutes until it forms a jelly-like texture. Use as an egg in this recipe. See the recipe video in the post for more details.
Recipe updated on 12 March 2013. For the previous recipe, replace erythritol with a liquid sweetener of your choice, I recommend Monk fruit liquid sweetener to keep the cookie sugar-free.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Coconut Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 large cookie)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.9g18%
Carbohydrates 6.3g2%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 4.5g9%
Net Carbs 4.1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    59 thoughts on Keto Coconut Cookies – Easy Coconut Macaroons
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  1. 5 stars
    Oooh! I made these but pulsed some slivered almonds and added them to the mix and then drizzled melted dark chocolate over them after they baked them put a little coconut on them to imitate an almond joy!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these today and didn’t add any sweetener (or sugar, syrup etc.) and they are lovely! It’s so hard to find keto bakery recipes with no sugar and no sweetener but these worked. I put a little more vanilla in and a dash of double cream but everything else is the same 😊

  3. 5 stars
    These are very good! THanks for the recipe. Mine did not brown like yours did though. Did you use a convection oven perhaps? Mine had brown bits on the top and sides when I took them out which was after about 25 minutes at 350F. I used 3/4 of the crystalline sweetener and I egg plus I flax egg (I ground flax seeds in a coffee grinder and made the “egg” using I Tbs ground flax seed to 3 of water. I also used half butter and half coconut oil. I made double the recipe which just about went into my food processor but next time I think I will make 1 1/2 times so the food processor is not so jammed. Doubling the recipe gave me 40 cookies which are plenty big enough and sweet enough with the reduced sweetener amount.

  4. I am getting very confused when the poster asks if she can substitute Swerve for the liquid sweetner (honey or maple syrup) and you say No as a crystalling sweetner would make it different. I think she and you are talking about another recipe (not the coconut cookies) as that uses erythritol a crystalline sweetener. Later in response to another comment you mention that the recipe makes 6 cookies when this recipe says 10. Totally confused!
    I did like the coconut cookie though and will review it separately!

    • Yes that is true you can’t replace a sugar-free crystal sweetener by liquid sweetener. The cookies will be very runny. This recipe has been updated, it is a 5 years old recipe and the comment you read bout making 6 cookies was on the ol recipe. I reviewed the measurement to make sure the recipe create more cookies as many people requested a recipe that makes at least 10 cookies in one batch. The recipe is unchanged apart from that.

  5. Hello, I would like to make these for a friend but I would like to make them smaller. What would you say is the maximum amount of cookies I should make from this recipe so that they won’t burn due to their smaller size? And do I need to adjust the baking time and temperature

    • You can make 20 small cookies with the dough. They should bake a bit faster about 12-14 minutes, you know they will be ready when the side and top are golden. They will still be soft but get crunchier when cool down. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  6. 5 stars
    I just made these! Mine don’t look quite as neat as yours but they taste amazing and were so easy to put together, even without the food processor 🙂

    • Sure, you can freeze them in zip bags and defrost 3 hours before, at room temperature. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

    • Not always, but I am trying to provide both version when it is possible 🙂 My husband is vegan and I eat low carb/keto. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  7. Hi, my guess is you can double or triple the recipe for a group?? I bake a lot for work of 25 hairstylists, these would be great!!
    Thank you, Sally

  8. 5 stars
    Made these cookies this morning before work for a morning tea. So quick and easy. Lots of great feedback and requests for the recipe. Will definitely make again. I used a combination of maple syrup and honey and added a bit extra ginger and cinnamon for adult taste buds. Thanks!!

  9. I can’t wait to try these out they look delicious! Do you need a food processor because I don’t have one? Can i still make create the right texture with an electric mixer instead?

    • No you don’t ! The batter will come together perfectly using an electric beater too. Enjoy. XOXO Carine.

  10. Do you think the flax egg/egg can be replaced with a chia egg? I’m egg and flax seed intolerant 🙁

    • Definetely yes! I actually tend to prefer chia egg from now on. It makes my baking hold better together 🙂 Well, I love my egg but my husband is vegan so I always have to find a egg free version that works for him too. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine

  11. Hi,
    I do not own a food processor just a vita mix. Can I use the vita mix or just mix the ingredients by hand?
    thanks

    • Hello ! I wish I had a vitamix, you can make everything in this ! I am sure you can make this cookie dough as well. It may work less by hands as the blade really break the coconut into a thinner texture and gather all the ingredients together. Enjoy the cookies. XOXO Carine.

    • I am sorry this typical cookie recipe need a food processor to bring the ingredients together and break down the coconut in smaller pieces. I hope you find one cause they are yummy 🙂 Thanks for reading the blog ! XOXO Carine.

  12. 5 stars
    Oh. my. Gracious. I just made these lovely cookies and WOW! Not only are they super yummy, but so beautiful in their classic presentation. I made some for a dinner party and then gave a few to my boss and in short: everyone LOVED them! Thank you for generously sharing your love for baking with all of us! xoxo

    • Thanks for this lovely comment! I am so happy that you enjoyed my cookies recipe. Thanks for reading the blog and I hope you will find other delicious recipes to try around here. XOXO. Carine.

  13. Hello,

    These look amazing- just wondering if you or anyone has been able to substitute the egg for flax seeds (or anything else)? I am wanting to make for my son who I see allergic to egg.

    Thanks in advance, Kat

    • Hi, It is on my to do list! I will give it a try with flax egg very soon and let you know ! I am pretty sure it will work well 🙂

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