Chocolate Coconut Sugar Cookies

If You Love Chocolate, You Will Love These YouAnew Chocolate Coconut Sugar Cookies!

What you’ll need
Canola Oil Spray
1 Cup Melted Coconut Oil (try Spectrum Organics)
1 Cup of Coconut Sugar (try Sweet Tree Coconut Palm)
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate/Cocoa (unsweetened)
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1 tsp Salt
2 Tablespoons Vanilla
2 Cups Gluten Free Flour Mix (try Bob’s Red Mill or Arrowhead Mills)
1/4 Cup GROUND Flax
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 Tsp Xanthan Gum (note: if you are using whole wheat flour or a gluten free mix that already contains Xanthan, omit this ingredient)

Chocolate Coconut Sugar Cookie Ingredients | YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition Recipes

What you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray canola oil on 2 baking sheets. You’ll start by melting the coconut oil in a sauce pan over low heat. You’ll need 2 bowls. In the first bowl, combine the liquefied coconut oil, coconut sugar, chocolate, applesauce, salt, and vanilla. In the second bowl, combine the flour, flax, baking soda, and xanthan. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the into the bowl with the coconut oil. Form little cookie balls and flatten onto baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until baked through. Enjoy!
Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free Chocolate Coconut Sugar Cookies Batter | YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition Recipes

Nutritional Info: Makes about 2 dozen cookies.  2 cookies have 72 Calories, 4 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of protein. The ground flax will add heart and skin healthy Omega-3s, the coconut oil may help to boost your metabolism (burn calories, baby) and the applesauce is full of antioxidants. Fabulous!!

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