My older son, two and a half year old Little J, is a real spitfire. If you know him in real life, then you are already nodding your head, because you know this is a true statement. He keeps us on our toes, and always has something to say about whatever is going on around him!
The other night I was on the phone with my girlfriend and I said “I hear you” to her. Little J was eavesdropping on my conversation apparently and I hear him say from the kitchen “I hear ya, sistaaaaa”. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and starting laughing. He started laughing too, and it was just a pretty funny moment to hear something so silly come out of his mouth.
He goes to preschool two mornings per week. I found out that his teacher loves all-things-coconut. She is so nice to Little J, and he really likes her, too. I’m sure he keeps her busy for the few hours that he is at school. As a token of my appreciation (or maybe more of a “hey, I know my kid is probably running you ragged for a few hours – here’s some cookies for your gracious heart” kinda gift), I decided to whip up some of these heavenly coconut honey cookies for her to indulge in.
They came out super soft and chewy and Little J’s teacher told me today that they were amazing and she loved them! Read on to see how you can make these, too:
Coconut Cookies with Honey Recipe
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 cups flour (I used unbleached organic whole wheat flour)
1 cup butter or coconut oil (I used coconut oil for and extra coconutty-kick!)
1 cup sugar
1 dropper full of almond or vanilla Stevia
1/3 cup honey (not pictured)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup – 1 cup shredded coconut
Here’s how you make ’em:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees to get the party started.
2. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, add in everything else except the coconut and mix together well. Lastly, add in the coconut. FYI – I used my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for this part but feel free to mix by hand or with an electric hand mixer (or whatever you have to mix!)
3. Roll the dough into balls and place onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes. (My-trial-and-error: I baked for 8 minutes and they were a little too soft and a bit undercooked so an extra minute will be perfect!)
When they come out of the oven, let them cool and try not to eat all of them in one sitting! These cookies will surely become a fast favorite in your home, as they have in ours (and apparently my son’s teacher’s home, too!)