….are you kidding me with these?
I bake a lot. Like, a lot. These are probably some of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten in my life. I made a batch for a coworker’s birthday and the entire plate was gone before lunch time. It took everything in me not to eat the entire plate on the drive in to work, too. I think the coconut oil in these cookies is what makes them sheer perfection. I also think cooking them at a slightly lower temperature than usual (typically cookies bake at 350 or 375) helps them stay super moist.
As I have said before — I must give credit where credit is due and I found this recipe here. I followed it exactly and you should, too. You will NOT be disappointed. Still thinking about these cookies days later, so you know they’re good. I’m a pretty harsh critic when it comes to my cooking and/or baking!
Coconut Chocolate Dream Cookies
- 1/2 c. firm coconut oil — this is super important…don’t use anything but coconut oil as your fat
- 3/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. sweetened shredded coconut flakes
- 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
~ Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with either parchment paper or non-stick baking mats. I don’t know how I ever lived w/o these baking mats in my life.
~ Cream together the coconut oil and the sugar until light & fluffy. Preferably use an electric mixer for this step. Add the egg and the vanilla and mix on a low speed.
~ In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Incorporate this mixture into the wet ingredients in a few batches.
~ Stir in coconut and chocolate chips with a spatula as to not crush any of the chips.
~ Drop heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets about 1.5″ apart. Bake for 12-15 min. or until the cookies are lightly browned on the bottoms and the cookies appear mostly firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pan for 2-3 min. Place on cooling racks. You should get about 20ish pieces of heaven out of this recipe.
~ Try to let them cool completely, blah blah blah. Or eat them all. Your call. 🙂 🙂 Don’t say you haven’t been properly warned….