My mother was a big baker when I was a kid. She is German and I think Germans are born with the incredible ability to bake running through their veins. One of my favourite treats she would make almost on a weekly basis was coconut macaroons, rich chocolate macaroons. Excuse me while I wipe up my drool…..

I wanted to make a cookie for my family other than chocolate chip. Don’t get me wrong, who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies but a girl needs variety and I wanted a little reminder of my childhood. These cookies are low in carbs, fat and have the added bonus of all the health benefits that coconut has to offer.

Coconut health benefits include:

  • Helps prevent obesity by speeding up metabolism
  • Improves heart health by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health.
  • High in dietary fiber rivaling other fiber sources such as psyllium, wheat bran, oat bran, and rice bran.
  • Low Glycemic Index
  • Reduces sweet cravings and improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
  • Improves digestion and many of the symptoms and inflammatory conditions associated with digestive and bowel disorders, by supporting absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids while also providing beneficial dietary fiber.
  • Quick energy boost that provides a super nutritious source of extra energy.
  • In addition, coconut contains no trans-fats, is gluten-free, non-toxic and also contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-parasitic healing properties.
  • Coconut helps to aid and support overall Immune system functions.

There are 3.8g net carbs, 1.3g protein and 2 Weight Watchers points per cookie.