These coconut almond butter cookies are so crazy good! They’re chewy, sweet, slightly crunchy. They are so deceptive too! There’s no eggs and no butter (Yes they’re vegan!) . They almost defy the definition of a cookie right?Jump to Recipe
So what is in this cookie?
- Shredded coconut
- Coconut oil
- Almond Butter
- Almond Milk
- Sugars – Granulated and Brown
- Vanilla Extract
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking soda
There’s unsweetened shredded coconut and melted coconut oil. This gives the cookies a super pleasant tropical flavor without feeling like you’re chewing on a coconut chunk.
Then there’s the addition of the almond butter which just melts into the cookies and almond milk which also gives it the subtlest nutty flavor. Together they add this nuttiness that doesn’t overpower the flavor.
These coconut almond butter cookies are part of my Diwali menu this year. They are my twist on coconut ladoos (or coconut balls) that are adorning many Diwali tables.
I replaced the ladoo with cookies just because in my house, cookies do not last! We eat cookies with coffee and tea in the morning (don’t judge!). We’ll sneak them in the afternoon and have them for dessert with an ice cold glass of milk. Meanwhile ladoos, we eat for special occasions. They’re just not a regular treat for us.
So I definitely had to make some changes to turn a ladoo into a cookie! The ghee that is traditionally found in coconut ladoos is replaced by the coconut oil. Many recipes call for sweetened condensed milk or milk powder. That is replaced with almond butter and almond milk. With these changes, this coconut almond butter cookies is actually vegan!
Adapted from Tasty Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Don’t forget to check out all of the Diwali recipes from this tea time spread!