Coconut Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free | #recipe #glutenfree #vegan

Coconut Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free)

Coconut Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free | #recipe #glutenfree #vegan Wow, it’s been a while since I posted a recipe! I’m getting nearer and nearer to the end of my time in London, and it’s making me sad! Though I miss my family, friends, and my kitchen immensely, my time abroad has been indescribable, and I’m going to miss it everyday.

On the plus side…when I get back, I’ll have tons of new recipes to share with you as my recipe notebook has been growing incredibly rapidly since I’ve been without a kitchen. I’m beyond excited to be able to bake again, and create tons of new treats to share with you guys. As much as I’ve loved sharing my travel updates, I miss sharing homemade baked goods a ton.

Coconut Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free | #recipe #glutenfree #vegan

These coconut sugar cookies are for the true coconut aficionados in your life – they’re made with coconut oil, coconut sugar, coconut flour, and coconut milk. The frosting uses coconut cream, coconut oil, coconut milk, and toasted coconut. That a lot of coconut, but the flavor comes across as more delicate coconut flavor, not the artificial coconut flavor that so many of us are used to. This is a coconut cookie, no doubt about it, but the coconut flavor is very naturally sweet and tastes truly of fresh coconut.

I used coconut sugar in these cookies, which contribute to the dark color of them. If you can’t find coconut sugar, or don’t want to buy it just for this recipe, you can use regular granulated sugar instead, and the cookies will be lighter in color and may spread a little bit more. They would still be absolutely delicious though!

Coconut Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free | #recipe #glutenfree #vegan

I adapted this recipe from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom (one of my favorite GF dessert blogs!), and though I changed her recipe a bit, she discusses a lot of possible substitutions for various fats and flours, so head over to her post if you’re curious about changing some of the ingredients to fit your needs.

I’m going to be gone for the next few weeks (traveling to Marrakech, Madrid, Barcelona, and Florence!) but I have posts scheduled to go up while I’m gone! Hope you’re all enjoying the gorgeous spring weather (as long as your city is lucky enough to be warming up, finally!), and I’ll talk to you all soon! xoxo

Coconut Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free | #recipe #glutenfree #vegan

Coconut Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free)


  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar if you can't find coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white rice flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour (or another 3/4 cup more rice flour)
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • For the glaze
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream*
  • 2-4 tablespoons honey (sweeten to taste)
  • Coconut milk, if needed
  • Toasted coconut, if desired


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and coconut oil. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until well combined. Stir together the dry ingredients in separate bowl and add to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Dough should be moist and fluffy.
  2. Allow to sit on the counter for a few minutes while you preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  3. Place rounded tablespoonfuls on greased or parchment lined baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are set in the middle is reached. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. For the glaze
  5. Mix together coconut cream and coconut oil. Add in the honey to taste. Whisk together, adding milk until you reach the desired consistency. Spoon glaze over cooled cookies, top with toasted coconut if desired.


*Coconut cream is the creamy top part when you open a can of coconut milk when you haven't shaken or stirred it yet. Let a can of coconut milk sit in the refrigerator overnight, open the can (without shaking it), and measure out 1/4 cup of the coconut cream from the top.

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Recipe adapted from Yammie’s Gluten Freedom



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Abroad Bites: Paris, France

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Okay, Paris recap. Let’s do this!

Paris, France is just one of those places people dream about. A city of magic, love, food, and beauty. And it is so all of those things. This trip to Paris was the third time I had been in the City of Lights, and I was lucky enough to spend it with my lovely aunt, uncle, and cousin. My aunt and uncle both had work in Paris, and brought my cousin along with them. I jumped on the train to go meet them (only two and a half hours from London!) and we had such a good weekend. It was absolutely wonderful to see some family after three months without them.

We explored, walked, shopped, and ate our way through the city, and of course I documented the highlights to share with you all! [Read more...]

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Nyhavn Street in Copenhagen, Denmark |

Abroad Bites: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyhavn Street in Copenhagen, Denmark |
Copenhagen! So cool, and so. darn. expensive. Seriously, that’s the first thing everyone told me when I said I was going to Copenhagen, and I didn’t really believe them until I spent hours scouring the street for a decent meal that was under $20. However, Mariah and I managed to do Copenhagen without spending our entire life savings, and still ate pretty darn well if I do say so myself (and eating is the most important part of traveling, is it not? Besides culture and stuff…).

Copenhagen is a pretty incredible city. It’s really small, and we walked just about everywhere (also nice for our wallets). It’s so charming to stroll through, and although we couldn’t pronounce, well, anything, we managed to get around and explore the city. Our first day there, we literally just wandered. We walked down Strøget, a super touristy shopping street that’s the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe (thanks Wikipedia!). It was full of clothes stores, restaurants, and people – so vibrant and exciting, and we had a ton of fun exploring all of the different stores and getting a feel for the culture. [Read more...]

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Irish Car Bomb Cake from | Photo/recipe credit to Beth!

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup

Irish Car Bomb Cake from | Photo/recipe credit to Beth!

Irish Car Bomb Cake from | Photo/recipe credit to Beth!

I’m starting to really miss baking. While doing this roundup…I was dreaming about all the fun St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes that I would make if I were home. I’m thinking chocolate, booze, and more chocolate. Major kitchen home-sickness. Also, a ton of my friends here are going to DUBLIN for St. Patrick’s Day. Could you imagine a more fun time to visit?! I’m not going…but going to Copenhagen instead isn’t a bad way to spend the weekend either (if I don’t go broke) :O

Anyways – enough about me. While I drowned in my kitchenless sorrows, I rounded up some absolutely amazing-looking recipes from all of our favorite bloggers for you to drool over. We have booze, we have chocolate, and we have sprinkles. What more could one ask for?! I mean…seriously. That cake above?! That’s an Irish Car Bomb Cake from, and I want to eat it all (thanks for letting me use your photo, Beth!). I also added some savory treats, to round out your sweet binge. Take some clicks around, and prepare to be impressed/hungry. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and remember to wear green on Monday. Don’t want to get pinched! [Read more...]

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Amsterdam, Netherlands | Abroad Bites

Abroad Bites: Berlin & Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands | Abroad Bites Okay, so this post is a little long-time coming, but things have been crazy hectic and I just had not had time to roundup my Berlin & Amsterdam trips yet! These trips are combined into one post, because they were all together in one week. They happened during my school’s Reading Week…you know, the one they give you to study. Oops. When in Europe, I’m taking all given time off to travel!

I had been to Amsterdam before, when I was about 12, with my mom, sister, and aunt, but Berlin (and Germany in general!) was an entirely new experience for me. And I loved them both. [Read more...]

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Pancake Day Recipe Roundup

Happy Pancake Day! Food holidays always call for a big celebration, and considering how much I love a good pancake (especially with chocolate chips! Mmm…) I thought I would share a roundup of my favorite pancake recipes from around the web to help you all celebrate. Since I’m essentially kitchen-less at the moment, my pancake celebrations will have to be at a restaurant. But, as long as I get pancakes, I’ll be a happy girl! Now, enjoy these pieces of pancake beauty from around the web! Click “More” to see the recipes…

Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes (as part of the Pancake Day Recipe Roundup!) on [Read more...]

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