Pillow Cookies {Paleo}

Pillow Cookies | RealFoodCarolyn

How to describe these tasty Paleo cookies made with almond flour, coconut flour, toasted coconut, and chocolate …. hmmm.

Chewy? Not so much.

Fluffy? Not really.

Pillow-y? Yes, that’s it.

Behold the *Pillow* Cookies!

Wonderful little two-bite-sized nuggets of grain-free goodness. The recipe is also dairy-free but you could certainly substitute grass-fed butter for the coconut oil, if desired.


Toasted Shredded Coconut


Cookie Dough


Pillow Cookies – ready to bake

Baked Pillow Cookies

Baked Pillow Cookies

Pillow Cookies {Paleo}

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (I buy this brand, by the case, from Amazon.)

1 1/4 blanched almond flour (I like Honeyville brand.)

1/4 cup coconut flour (I prefer Bob’s Red Mill brand. I measure then sift.)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot

1/4 cup honey

1 egg from a happy pastured hen

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 to 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I prefer soy-free.)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread shredded coconut on baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Then toast coconut in oven until light brown (3 to 5 minutes). 

Allow coconut to cool then whisk dry ingredients together in a small bowl.

Combine coconut oil, honey, egg and vanilla in mixer bowl then mix until well-combined (1 to 2 minutes). Add in dry ingredients and mix briefly to incorporate. Finally, add in your desired amount of mini chocolate chips.

With a tablespoon, scoop out 36 small round cookies. The batter holds its shape so lightly pat each cookie to flatten. Not too much or they won’t be pillow-y!

Bake at 325 degrees for 9 minutes then allow to cool on baking racks.

If not served within a few hours, store Pillow Cookies in your freezer then bring to room temperature for best texture.



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27 Responses to Pillow Cookies {Paleo}

  1. Eating 4 Balance October 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    These really do look pillowy! I laughed out loud at your egg requirement. Happy hens for sure 🙂

    • Real Food Carolyn October 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

      Ha! Thanks for stopping by! I <3 happy pastured hens. 🙂

      • lisa December 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

        Ever tried this with arrowroot or tapioca flour emitting the egg and the coconut flour.

  2. Marianne @ Ragdoll Kitchen October 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    These look so yummy! Pillow Cookies give a new meaning to the phrase “bedtime snack”.

    • Real Food Carolyn October 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      HA! That’s great, Marianne! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. Kris October 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    These look delicious. Might make them this morning! They’re healthy enough for breakfast, right? Maybe breakfast dessert.

    • Nourishing Charlotte October 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by, Kris! I think that’s an EXCELLENT idea. 😉

  4. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving October 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Yum! I love that the egg is from a happy pastured hen 🙂

    • Real Food Carolyn October 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      Thanks, Kelly! Hens SHOULD be happy, don’t ya think? 😉

  5. amber October 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    These cookies are so fabulous!!! Your post is so nicely put together too. I love that. Thank you for sharing with us on AFW! Featuring this awesome recipe tonight. And…I cannot WAIT to make these!!!! 🙂

    Be Well,

    • Real Food Carolyn October 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

      Thanks SO much, Amber! 🙂

  6. Vanessa - Natural Family Today October 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Thanks for linking up to Natural Family Friday!

    • Real Food Carolyn October 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

      Thanks, Vanessa!

  7. Jess November 4, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    These pillow-y cookies sound spectacular! I’ve pinned them for later.

    Thanks for stopping by *Mostly* Homemade Mondays last week. Hope to see you again tomorrow!


    • Real Food Carolyn November 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      Thanks, Jess! 🙂

  8. louise December 12, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    Wow those cookies look amazing 🙂

    • Real Food Carolyn December 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

      Thanks, Louise! Hope you enjoy them. 🙂

  9. sabrina February 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    These look so yummy. Just wondering how much honey….1/4 cup I’m assuming… 😉

    • Real Food Carolyn February 5, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

      Hi Sabrina,
      Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know about the missing word! 🙂
      Yes, it’s 1/4 cup honey! I’ve updated the recipe.


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