Homemade Samoas: Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe

chocolate coconut cookies | Dianna Bonny Photography

As a kid, I hated coconut. In fact, I would say that most of the food I eat today I hated as a kid. Oh, how I struggled with broccoli, which I think was due in large part to my mother cooking it until the previously vibrant and green, cruciferous vegetable resembled, and smelled, like yellow diarrhea. Now I eat it slightly steamed most days.

Sadly, the seventies don’t really bring to mind much fresh or raw food – overcooked and canned dominated my diet.

Back to coconut and my foodie flip flop. It’s quite possible the only encounter I ever had with it as a child was an unfortunate Thanksgiving dish that I vaguely remember containing Jell-O, pineapple and the sickly sweet, shredded coconut. 

Luckily in today’s expanded culinary world, we have coconut oil, coconut cream and organic, shredded coconut meat and a bounty of things to do with them.

When I started this blog I really never intended to include recipes, but because good food has been such a huge part of my healing, I believe it’s worthwhile sharing. Today I offer this ridiculously simple, healthy and decadent, gluten-free coconut cookie that is from my new favorite cookbook, Primal Cravings from Brandon and Megan Keatley at Health-Bent.com. I love the site because it is devoted to bringing comfort foods back in a healthy way.

It is so important to remember that nourishing your body with nutrient dense and delicious food is a tremendous compliment to the healing process.

This cookie is a tribute to the Samoas Girl Scout cookie, which is not a favorite of mine, but does bring back fond memories of selling my fair share of those boxed cookies back in the day. I am truly a dismal sales person, but I sold the hell out of Girl Scout cookies. I don’t remember what drove me, but when cookie sales time rolled around, I had a knack for it and rocked the neighborhood.

Even if you aren’t fond of coconut, give them a try. It’s hard to describe how amazing they are.


Chocolate Coconut Scout Cookies

Huge thanks to Primal Cravings


1 & ¼ cup unsweetened coconut, shredded

1/3 cup coconut sugar

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup organic chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together coconut oil, egg and vanilla. Stir in shredded coconut and sugar. Fold in chocolate chips.

Onto a baking sheet lined with parchment, drop a tablespoon of dough and use your fingers to mash the dough into a uniform circle. Place about an inch apart — the dough does not spread much.

Bake until edges are golden brown, approximately ten minutes.

So yummy!

Eat well and heal your soul.


Who is Dianna Bonny?

Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.

  8 comments for “Homemade Samoas: Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe

  1. April 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Oh Dianna, these look so yummy! I love healthy recipes that are easy and only a few ingredients. I can’t wait to make these this weekend!

    With gratitude,

    • Dianna Bonny
      April 26, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Let me know what you think Rena! Beware…they are somewhat addictive!

      • May 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        Hi Diana!
        I finally made these. So yummy and you are right – very addicting! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love that it is quick and simple.

        • Dianna Bonny
          May 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

          Oh yay! So glad you liked them. Can’t wait to finish this cleanse so I can make them again. xo

  2. Beth Hazelrig
    April 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Are these the right amounts for everything? Because mine did not turn out both times I tired. 🙁

    • Dianna Bonny
      April 27, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Oh no! Thank you so much for commenting Beth. I apologize for the glaring error. It is supposed to be 1 & 1/4 cups of shredded coconut. That extra cup will make all the difference. So sorry for the trouble but I promise the third time will be a charm.

  3. April 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    oh. dear. See, I have a PLAN to drop 10# and be entirely stacked for the 5th anniversary in July. I have to avert my eyes here. 🙂

    • Dianna Bonny
      April 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

      That’s cute Megan. Sending good vibes for the LB loss plan… Samoas will be here for the post-anniversary celebration! xo

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