CocoMound Cookies


A little reminiscent of a macaroon, these cookies are made from yummy healthy ingredients. For a delicious end product, you will need to use TINY dried date pieces. I realize these are not available everywhere, and that is why I have not shared this recipe sooner; however, it seems a shame to miss out on a fun treat! So, if you do not have tiny date pieces where you live, maybe you could chop some larger date pieces up until they are about 1/8th to a scant 1/4th” in size, or get your health-food market to order them for you. They can be used in so many ways, not the least of which is your morning cereal!



They can be left mounded from the scoop-release, or you can flatten the top with a glass, but do not make them as thin as a regular cookie as you want them to remain moist in the middle.



CocoMound Cookies

Servings – 2 1/2 dozen
Prep Time – 20 minutes
Cook Time – 12-15 minutes



2 cups unsweetened macaroon coconut

1 1/3 cups TINY dried date pieces

3/4 cup chocolate or carob chips–preferably mini chips or chop smaller

1/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour–oat flour  for GF

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

3 tbsp dry quick oats

1/4 tsp salt


1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix together all the wet ingredients until well blended, and combine with the dry.
  4. Prepare a cookie sheet with non-stick spray, silicone, or parchment.
  5. Scoop onto cookie sheet in walnut-sized mounds. You may cook them just like that, or you can take a glass and use the bottom to press down on the cookie until it is about 5/8″ high. Between pressing each cookie, you will need to dunk the bottom of your glass into some granulated cane sugar. This doesn’t add a lot of sugar, but it does give your cookie a nice sparkle for the finished product and keeps the glass from sticking.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Do not overcook–they will taste fine immediately, but after that first hot cookie, they will be too dry as they should retain a nice moist interior.