Coconut cherry cookies and what’s in a name (again)

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The name has changed…

You might not immediately have noticed it but I decided to change the name of the site from The Paleo Girl to Real Food Blog. Taking advantage of the new .blog domain too. I just felt it more accurately described my feeling towards food. While most of the dishes I eat are paleo, it is easier to just call it whole foods or real food as that – in the end – is what it is all about. So going forward this will be the real food blog.

Delicious coconut and cherry cookies

You shouldn’t necessarily notice anything and I hope all links still work. They should so if you encounter any issues with that I’d appreciate it if you send me a note!

Now on to the recipe for these delicious coconut and cherry cookies or macaroons or whatever you want to call them. They are super delicious, contain no added sugar (just two tablespoons of honey) and are probably eaten in five minutes after baking. So you’ve been warned. If you have any kids running around you might have to hide the cookies!

The recipe for these coconut and cherry cookies comes from the fabulous Irena Macri and her book Eat drink paleo which I’ve had for a long time. I’ve made more than a dozen or so recipes from the book and just love it.

This recipe is no exception and there will be another one for tahin crackers coming up soon. In the meantime you might still have time to make these cookies this weekend so I’ll stop talking and you can get cracking!


Coconut cherry cookies

Delicious coconut and cherry cookies
  • Author: Irena Macri - Eat Drink Paleo
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies


  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon vinegar or other vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 65 gr almond flour
  • 120 gr dried coconut
  • 150 gr pitted cherries, chopped in smaller pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 170˚C
  2. Start by whisking the egg whites. Once they form soft peaks you add the salt, the baking soda, honey and the vinegar to it and whisk until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold the almond meal, coconut and the cherries through the mixture with a spatula and stir until combined.
  4. Cover a baking tray with baking paper and make small balls with two teaspoons. make sure you space them a bit apart to prevent it all sticking together. Where needed press them with your fingers to be a bit more sturdy.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes in the oven.

Keywords: coconut, cherries, almond flour,


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  • Reply
    July 15, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    You’re hitting my sweet spot with coconut and cherries! What a lovely cookie!!!

    • Reply
      July 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Thanks Liz. I kind of Loved them too!

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    July 15, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I am not a cherry person – weird, I know – so I would so try to make this without any fruit (and with an almond flour alternative)… And I have a feeling they’d be BOMB! 🙂

    • Reply
      July 16, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Pretty sure they’d be good without the cherries although that did make them a bit moist so really good but if you don’t like cherries that obviously would be a different story!

  • Reply
    July 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Yeah..real food is the BEST! These coconut cherry cookies look crunchy, chewy and packed with all the goodness. An excellent recipe!

    • Reply
      July 16, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      It is right? And this recipe is indeed one that I will, no doubt, make many more times! Love it!

  • Reply
    Helene Goldnadel
    September 22, 2018 at 10:03 am

    What an interesting combination.. These tasty treats can be described as light, fluffy and sweet.

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