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Coconut Flour Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls 
Jan. 17, 2010 6:10 pm 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2010 7:05 pm

I like oatmeal cookies. Do you?

This recipe was delicious. Very different, yes, but still delicious.

The strangest thing about them is that they go into the oven and come out of the oven looking pretty much the same way as they did when they went in. I was already expecting that after looking the recipe over, but it was still strange to see the un-melted toasting cookie balls grinning at me every time I walked by the oven.

When mixing the dough, don’t worry about the texture not being “right”. It’ll form itself into a sticky-ish almost crumbly looking mixture, but that’s normal. Don’t panic and throw it out, ‘cause you’ll just end up with the same results when you start over.

The nice thing about this dough is that you can mix for as much as you need to. Coconut flour (unlike wheat flour) will not become glutinous after a lot of mixing. So there’s no worry about tough cookies.

After you’ve mixed the dough, you can shape it into tablespoon sized balls using a measuring tablespoon as a guide or a small cookie scoop. Your choice. I liked using my hands.

I liked the idea of keeping the cookies in a ball, but if you want the traditional flat round just press each ball down flat with your hand (but not too flat) and bake for about 6 minutes. Just keep an eye on them, they’ll bake pretty quickly.

The texture of the cookies was a little different too. They have a buttery, soft inside with a slightly crisp, almost flaky outside. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Oh, by the way, I added the Coconut Meringues as a personal recipe. Just click on the name and it'll take you to the recipe. If you want to save the cookie balls recipe, just click on the title.

Enjoying cookies,


Coconut Flour Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls recipe photo

Coconut Flour Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls

Servings: approximately 25-27 cookies
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) + 6 tablespoons grass-fed butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed organic whole brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground garam masala or ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup organic dark or golden raisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

In a separate bowl combine coconut flour, baking soda, garam masala or cinnamon and salt. Add oats and raisins; mix until thoroughly combined. Then combine dry ingredients with the creamed sugar/egg.

Beat on low speed until well incorporated. (The mixture will have an oddly loose consistency due to the lack of liquid in this recipe, but fear not.)

Roll cookie dough into balls, using approximately 1 tablespoon of dough per ball. Place each dough ball on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 min. (depending on your oven) until the cookies are golden brown on top. Remove from over, break one open and check the center. If the test cookie seems undercooked in the middle, return the baking sheet to the oven for 2 more minutes, being careful not to let the bottoms burn.

Remove the cookies from the oven, let cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to a plate or wire rack and cool completely.

Store in a zipper bag or tightly-covered container. These will keep for 7-10 days but mine never last that long!

Recipe submitted (to Free Coconut Recipes Blog) by DH, Baltimore, MD

Coconut Flour Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls
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Jan. 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Welllll....welll.... I havn't been on here for awhile and when I come back you have more and more delicious blogs for me....that is recipes inside the blogs :)!!!! Thanks CG!!these look real yum!!!! okay, so thats how it looks! oh and would you mind giving me the website to your parents coconut factory thingie????? I might want to take a look at that! Thanks again!
Jan. 18, 2010 9:24 pm
Hey *Cozycook*! Nice to "see" you again. :) I'm not allowed to give links to our websites, but just type "coconut oil" or "Tropical Traditions" into Google or whatever search engine you use. You know you're on the right site if the company name is Tropical Traditions. :) And if you wanted to visit my main blog, it's called Free Coconut Recipes. Again, same thing. Just type the name into Google. :) Or you can get there by the left menu on the Tropical Traditions site. Just click on "Recipe Blog".
Jan. 19, 2010 1:36 pm
OKAY!!!! YAY!! thanks Cg!! I take a peek over there! :) see you around~~~~~~~
Jan. 19, 2010 5:54 pm
alright, I checked over there!!! Thats one great site! I sure will look over there!.... both of them are! wow those photos are amazing! thanks, i sure will check over there AGAIN!!!! ..... no question, lol :)
Jan. 19, 2010 7:05 pm
Thanks *Cozycook*! :)
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Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Sarah Shilhavy. Nice to meet you too. I'm home educated and a mom-taught and self taught cook. I am also a grandma-taught and self-taught baker and the youngest of 3 kids (2 older brothers). I was born in the Middle East and lived in the Philippines for almost 5 years (my mom is Filipino), and have also lived in different parts of the US. My parents own Tropical Traditions, the first company to import Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US. I manage Tropical Traditions' coconut recipes blog (named Free Coconut Recipes, look it up). I've developed many recipes, some gluten-free, using Coconut Flour. Notice all the awesome photos here on the blog and profile? They're by my brother Jeremiah. He takes all my product and recipe photos that you will see here in my profile and in my blog posts. Obviously, he's really good at it. ;)
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Pastries & desserts! I like cooking because I like to eat what I make, and serve others with what I make. Coconut oil is by far my favorite ingredient, especially since it's a natural energy booster! I run, exercise, and ride horses (English Equestrian) regularly so knowing what foods will give you a natural boost of energy is always helpful!
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Oh, that's easy. Thanksgiving at Grandma's! She’s an amazing cook and baker. Moist, flavorful turkey, dense, rich stuffing, luscious, smooth, spicy pumpkin pie, fluffy, creamy, mashed potatoes…you drooling yet?
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The latest one was for my 16th bday. It was a 3 tiered chocolate fudge brownie cake. Never made a tiered cake before, and the cake was a combo of brownie and fudge cake batter, something I just came up with on a whim (and a birthday is the smartest time to do all this for the first time, right?). The cake was beautiful, the taste was amazing. 'Nuff said.
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Ugggh, one too many. But I'll admit, I've learned far more from my mistakes then from my "triumphs". Anyway, for years I flopped at making any type of meringue...
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