Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by Tami Ganeles Weiser; photo contributed by Johnisha Levi Yield:  42 cookies
Prep Time:  35 minutes Cook Time:  12 minutes

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A new and pareve twist on a favorite classic, these moist, chewy chocolate chip cookies will make you nutty for coconut.

Ingredients

1 cup (200 grams) coconut oil

½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar

¾ cup (147 grams) brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (see Kitchen Tips for substituting vanilla extract)

1½ cups (191 grams) all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup (99 grams) rolled oats, toasted

¾ cup (78 grams) shredded sweetened coconut, toasted

8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet chocolate chips, Trader Joe’s, Valhrona or Scharffen Berger preferred

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the coconut oil with the sugars and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk the eggs and vanilla bean paste together and add to the coconut mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Add half of the flour mixture to the coconut mixture on low speed, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the remaining flour mixture, beating until just combined. Add the oats, coconut, and chocolate chips, mixing on low speed just until evenly distributed. Chill the dough in the bowl for 1 hour before proceeding.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325°F degrees. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 10–12 minutes, rotating the sheet pans half way through, until cookies are golden around the edges and the middle just begins to set. Cool on a wire rack before enjoying.

Kitchen Tips

In this instance, vanilla extract can be substituted one for one with the vanilla bean paste because the amount is 1 teaspoon.

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Comments

First time trying cookies with coconut oil. Wasn’t sure I’d like cookies without butter, but these are so good! I used whole wheat flour, but otherwise followed the recipe to the “t”, and they turned out great. I was looking for a type of cookie that would work well for nursing Momma’s since I’m nursing twins at the moment. This one fits the bill!

Kimbely - February 23, 2014

I nursed all my kids and loved it. Enjoy the cookies!

Tami Weiser - November 12, 2014