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Whole Grain Cocoa Cookies

These whole grain cocoa cookies are the perfect after-school snack for young and old alike. Just pair with a cold glass of cold dairy or nondairy milk and enjoy! They are also quite tasty when topped with a little peanut butter!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, desserts, Fika
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup spelt flour or use white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil or use butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • cup plain Greek or Skyr yogurt I use full fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or reusable nonstick mats.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt coconut oil. Turn heat off and stir in cocoa, sugar, maple syrup, yogurt, and vanilla. Then stir in the flour mixture until just moist.
  • Using a tablespoon scooper, drop onto the lined baking sheets.
  • Bake for about 8-9 minutes, until just starting to set. Let rest on baking sheet for a couple of minutes (if you can wait that long!) then transfer to a cookie rack and enjoy!
Keyword afterschool snack, chocolate, cocoa, cookies, fika, whole-grain