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Coconut Roll-Out Cookies for The Body Ecology Diet

Coconut Roll-Out Cookies

Tara Carpenter, NC.

I find most coconut flour cookies taste more cardboardy than cookie and was reluctant to create a recipe for one. Yet, after being asked multiple times do make one by people healing with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) I decided to give this a go. 

I am pleasantly surprised how they turned out …. they roll like a dream and are moist as I could get them without the dough falling apart. I hope you enjoy this versatile cookie for times when you must for one reason or another avoid grain, refined sugar, and flour. This cookie does include eggs. Can’t eat eggs? Try almond cookies.

I used vegetable glycerine to sweeten as this does not feed excess harmful yeast, bacteria, or viruses (i.e., Candida, GBS+) in the body. This sugar substitute is especially handy for diabetics as glycerine does not influence blood sugar or insulin release.

Coconut Roll-Out Cookies 

Prep time: 15 min // Cook time: 5-10 min

Makes: 1 dozen


  • 1 cup coconut flour*
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp coconut milk (or another milk)*
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable glycerine
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract (alcohol-free)


  • Combine coconut flour, coconut milk, eggs and salt.
  • Mix oil, sweetener and almond extract in a small bowl.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients.
  • Place dough in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Roll dough between 2 pieces of wax paper until 1/4-inch thick.
  • Remove top piece of wax paper and sprinkle dough with coconut flour if sticky in any one spot.
  • Cut cookies into shapes.
  • Place shapes on parchment-lined cookie sheet with metal spatula.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until edges are light brown, 8-12 minutes.
  • Cool before handling or they break easily.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use ghee or cultured butter instead of coconut oil.
  • I never tried to substitute another thick milk for coconut milk. 
  • Because many (not on Body Ecology Diet) ask, yes you can swap 1/4 cup honey for the glycerine.
  • This is a friendly recipe for those on a Paleo, B.E.D*, or GAPS.
  • Another cookie recipe while healing is almond roll outs (egg-free)
  • This recipe is easy-to-digest and combine well with animal protein.
  • Frost with flax frosting or basic white frosting (gluten, dairy, refined sugar-free).

*If on the early stage of Body Ecology Diet, you may want to culture the coconut flour and milk to introduce enzymes and probiotics. This extra step will make them easier to digest. If skip step, then enjoy as an occasional or transitional treat. 

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4 replies on “Coconut Roll-Out Cookies for The Body Ecology Diet”

Technically, no it would not be as coconut manna is pureed mature coconut and unless fermented would not be allowed on stage 1 of B.E.D. Straight up coconut oil is fine though. That said, a serving size of manna contains just 1 gram of sugar so unless your kids have a hard time digesting fat I would give it a go and limit intake; watching for symptoms of skin rashes, etc. When my kids were on the initial stage of the diet, I created almond hearts which are yummy sort of fat bomb made with coconut oil 🙂 Recipe at

Is coconut manna/butter allowed on stage 1? £ was go to make fat bombs for my kids.

Hi Ashlee, this recipe uses a liquid glycerin only. I am sure you can use lakanto though you might need to fix the dry to wet ratios if you do. Let us know if you play with things 🙂

Hello! Thanks so much for the recipe! Did you leave out 1/4 cup Lakanto in this recipe, as is included in your Almond Roll-Out recipe? Thanks in advance for the feedback!

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