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Coconut Roll-Out Cookies for The Body Ecology Diet

Roll-Out Coconut Cookie

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Nutritional support for yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

Most coconut flour cookies I find taste more like cardboard than cookie and I was reluctant to create a recipe for one, yet after being asked to create one for people healing on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) I decided to give things a go 🙂

I am pleasantly surprised how they turned out; they roll like a dream and are as moist as I could get without the dough falling apart. I hope you enjoy this versatile cookie for times when you must avoid refined sugar, gluten, and yeast. This cookie includes eggs. If you can’t eat eggs, then try my egg-free recipe for almond cookies.

I used vegetable glycerin to sweeten as does not feed harmful yeast, bacteria, or viruses (i.e., Candida, GBS+) that may be living in the body. This sugar substitute is good for diabetics as glycerin does not influence blood sugar or insulin release.


A word about healing …

We each differ in how we step into and ride a particular dietary practice, like B.E.D. That said, if you are taking stage 1 seriously and focusing in on that bullseye of a target the deeper in you go, then I suggest holding off on this recipe unless you culture the coconut milk and flour. You can see more at the end of this post about that.

Again, we all approach this diet differently. We are all healing at varying degrees from mild health symptoms to ones more major where there is no messing around in getting to where you want to go in your health. I understand this why I add this note. 

Roll-Out Coconut 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 glycerin
  • 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. 
  • You can swap 1/4 cup honey for the glycerin, unless on B.E.D.
  • 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 frosting (gluten/dairy/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 you 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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