Cacao and Buckwheat Cookies


Auckland Nutritionist Larissa Beeby's Cacao & Buckwheat Cookies

A perfect afternoon snack on a cold springs day.

Chocolate chip cookies or Kiwi Crisps as my Gran called them are pretty special too me.  While I am most definitely partial to my original recipe full of sugar, condensed milk, butter, wheat flour and milk chocolate, I also really enjoy my more nutritious version.


  • 50g salted butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp cacao
  • 4 squares of 90% Lindt chocolate, chopped


Preheat oven to 180ºC, and line a baking tray with paper.

Using an electric beater, mix the butter and sugar together until whipped.

Add the egg and vanilla and mix again.

Add remaining ingredients and fold until mixed.

Portion using an ice cream scoop or roll into balls and flatten with a fork.

Bake for around 10 minutes until golden, crispy edges and soft in the middle are the best so make sure you keep an eye on the oven.


If you would like help with meal ideas, plans and nutrition support , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.


Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist

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