Today is my baby brother’s birthday and even though he is miles away, I wanted to make something special for him. (Michael, if you are reading this, I will make a test batch here, and if it works out, I will bring some when I visit). Michael is a great brother, always there for you when you need someone to talk to, patient, kind and giving. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful brother and am excited to visit him soon!

As far as the cookies go, if you are a coconut fan, these succulent morsels will hit the spot. I found this recipe on They have great simple yet healthy recipes that don’t take up too much time. If I can make this, so can you! Check it out…and good luck!
PS – read instructions twice, measure once.  

 Serves: Makes 2½ Dozen


  • 1 Cup Almond Meal, firmly packed

  • ¾ Cup Gluten Free Flour, firmly packed

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

  • ½ Teaspoon Salt

  • Zest of 1 Lime

  • ½ Cup Melted Coconut Oil

  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup

  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

  • ¾ Cup Diced Fresh Strawberries

  • ½ Cup Shredded Coconut

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  1. Whisk together the almond meal, flour, baking soda, salt, and zest in a medium mixing bowl.

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  1. Pour the coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup into the bowl with the flour mixture. Mix using a spatula until just about combined. Add in the coconut and strawberries. Continue to mix until no more flour is visible.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Refrigerate the bowl with the dough for at least the time it takes to preheat the oven.

  1. Lightly flour your hands with the gluten free flour, roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and then place onto the baking sheet. Continue until the baking sheets are full. Return dough to fridge and bake the cookies in batches.

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  1. Bake the cookies for 11 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack to finish cooling. 

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Pair these cookies with coconut milk vanilla ice cream and you will be in heaven! ❤ Happy Baking! 


  1. matt says:

    awesome sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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