Monday, April 28, 2014

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

 
 
Coconut oil.  Have you heard of it?  Well, I have had my eye on it for a quite awhile now.  I've seen it in the grocery store, in friend's pantries and even on-line. But it was only this past month that I finally became the proud owner of my very own bottle of coconut oil. Happiness! I'm in love. And honestly,  I had no choice in the matter as I discovered a cookie recipe that I just had to make from the blog,  Chocolate & Chilies that called for it in it's list of ingredients.  Chocolate & Chilies has been my April blog assignment for the Secret Recipe Club.  And what a deelight! Asiya has always been one of my favorite bloggers in the SRC as she is always so cheerful and kind.  And yes, completely talented in the kitchen too! 
 
 
 
I always love a challenge of trying something new and when it comes to baking of course any excuse to do so sends me in the right direction. Through my recent experience with trying out coconut oil for the first time via Asiya's recipe for Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies, I want to encourage all of you to do the same.  Grab a bottle of it the next time you are at the grocery store or beg for some from a friend. Baking with coconut oil is a good thing.  It's easy to use, healthy and yummy too.
 
 
These cookies were fabulous!  Moist and with good flavor.  They were perfectly paired with a hot cup of tea.  Just a warning as the batter was a tiny bit dry.  You will have to work a little bit to mold your cookies but a cookie scoop or your own two (clean) hands will do the trick just fine. And because I am such a big "coconut fan" I couldn't just stop at using coconut oil, I had to add in a 1/2 cup of shredded coconut to the batter as my own addition.  This cookie recipe is so versatile that you could add in nuts or even raisins instead of the chocolate chips or shredded coconut oil. 
 
 
Thank you, Asiya for such a lovely cookie recipe!  I owe you big time! :-)
 
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
           (recipe found on Chocolate & Chilies)
 
Ingredients -
 
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup oats
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
1/2 cup shredded coconut (my addition)
 
Directions -
 
1. Preheat oven to 375.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
 
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Whisk all together and then set aside.
 
3. Beat coconut oil on medium speed for 1 minute.  Add in both sugars gradually and beat for a good 4 minutes.  Add in egg and vanilla extract.
 
4. Slowly add in dry ingredients to the coconut oil/sugar/egg mixture.  Mix just to combine all together.  Batter will be a bit dry. 
 
4. By hand stir in chocolate chips (and shredded coconut if you wish).  
 
5. Scoop out dough with cookie scoop or two spoons to form into balls.  Place on prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10-11 minutes.  Cookies will be light brown when done.  Enjoy! 
 
 
Happy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking!
 
 
 


16 comments:

  1. I just recently started cooking with coconut oil, and also fell in love with it - such a wonderful, delicate smell...

    these are great looking cookies!

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  2. mmmm... great pick this month. Those look fantastic!

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  3. I LOVE coconut oil! I've been using it in everything lately, from baking to veggies! These cookies look awesome... I love your addition of shredded coconut!

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  4. Those look great & I'm always looking for more uses for my coconut oil~ Was wondering how it'd hold up in baking

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  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed them! They look great and adding shredded coconut is such a great idea. Thank you for your kind words as well.

    You know your blog was my very first assignment in SRC...so glad to see you got my blog this month!

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  6. Oh I love cookies. I love coconut and chocolate. What a great pick! I only wish I could have one in front of me now.

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  7. Yum! I bet these were fantastic :) Happy Reveal Day

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  8. I just made cookies very similar to these and they were amazing. Great pick this month :)

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  9. This makes me want to make some cookies:) Great SRC pick~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  10. All right, I need to try coconut oil! These cookies look so good.

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  11. Yum. I'm in love with coconut oil too and I'm always looking for new ways to use it. Love the combo of coconut and chocolate - it's a winner.
    Sue

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  12. Wow, those cookies look fantastic!! I love using coconut oil in my baking and cooking (try cooking pancakes in it!), and can't wait to try out these cookies. Yum!

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  13. These look delicious! Love the combination of chocolate and coconut. Great pick!

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  15. Combination of coconut and chocolate made this chocolate chip cookies more delicious

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