Vegan Creamsicle Coconut Cookies

Vegan Creamsicle Coconut Cookies by An Unrefined Vegan

The inspiration for these crumbly, buttery creamsicle coconut cookies came from Whole Food’s winter coupon book.  Their cookie is also plant-based, but the recipe called for mandarin oranges – which I couldn’t find that particular shopping day – and a whopping 1 1/4 cups of refined white sugar. The all-purpose flour (what has it done for me lately??) didn’t thrill me either, so I healthied up the recipe just a wee bit.

A little extra indulgence goes on top in the form of coconut flakes and sanding (a.k.a. decorating) sugar

Vegan Creamsicle Coconut Cookies
Yields 24
Crumbly, buttery creamsicle coconut cookies inspired by a recipe in Whole Food's winter coupon bo
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Cook Time
14 hr
Cook Time
14 hr
170 calories
21 g
0 g
10 g
1 g
8 g
38 g
2 g
8 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  2. 1 cup dates, soaked, drained and chopped
  3. 1/4 cup maple sugar
  4. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 3/4 cup coconut oil
  6. zest of one orange
  7. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  8. 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  10. 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  11. 1 tsp. baking powder
  12. 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, for topping
  13. 1/4 cup sanding/decorating sugar, for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 325-degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine the 1/4 cup coconut flakes and 1/4 cup sugar and set aside. Have a small bowl filled with water handy, along w/ a flat-bottomed glass.
  2. In a food processor, add the orange juice, dates, maple sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and process until fairly smooth. You will need to scrape down the sides of the bowl several times. Pour this mixture into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, 1/2 cup coconut flakes, orange zest, cornstarch and baking powder. Pour the date mixture into the dry mixture and thoroughly combine. The mixture will be very stiff and crumbly. Add more orange juice or some nut milk if the dough does not come together when pressed.
  4. Scoop up enough dough to make a 1 1/2" ball. Place the ball on the prepared baking sheet and continue with the remainder of the dough. Dip the glass in water, then in the sugar-coconut mixture and press down firmly on each cookie. Bake for about 14 minutes, switching pans halfway through. Cool on a wire rack.
Adapted from Whole Foods
Adapted from Whole Foods
An Unrefined Vegan


Creamsicle Coconut Cookie An Unrefined Vegan

Creamsicle Cookie An Unrefined Vegan


48 thoughts on “Vegan Creamsicle Coconut Cookies

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Unintentionally devilish! I’ve scheduled nearly a month’s worth of posts ahead of time and since I didn’t commit to the smoothie challenge until late in the game… Actually, the cool thing is, right now – I’m not craving cookies of any kind! It feels GOOD to be eating GOOD.

      1. Somer

        I’m craving everything bad. It’s really challenging for me to go through with it. Documenting it on the blog keeps me HONEST 😉 I do love it though. Clean eating is awesome!

        Good on you for having so many blog posts in the chute. I didn’t create many blog worthy things last month with all the illness so I’m flying by the seat of my pants 😉

      2. Jenn Jennings

        Arghhh, you’ve shamed me into being better prepared as a writer, Annie…now I have to get crackin’ on some articles, after these cookies, of course…and some tea! 🙂

  1. narf77

    OOOOO I am going to have to wait till after Somers week of “no indulgences” to try these…I am SO going to eat most of them in a single sitting…

  2. Lou

    1 & 1/4 white sugar in the original recipe!?! That is madness, I tell you, madness…. I LOVE that you used dates… bravo, these look delicious!

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