Tuesday Eats: Chocolate Chip Cookies w. Coconut Oil

coconut oil choc chip cookies

My mom and I are always on the hunt for new chocolate chip cookies recipes to try. When we came across one that substituted all of the butter in a recipe with coconut oil, we pulled out our jar from Trader Joe’s and got started. I noticed a hint of coconut taste after they were baked, but nothing overwhelming. Ours look  a little taller than normal because we accidentally stuck them in the freezer instead of the fridge, whoops. They still came out great though!

Chewy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
via averie cooks

ingredients:
3/4 c. coconut oil, melted
3/4 c. light brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 3.5 ounce packet instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt, to taste
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

directions:
Using a stand mixer combine butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract  and beat on med-high until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, salt and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute. Next, add in the chocolate chips and beat on low until just combined. Mixture will look shaggy and like shredded dough.

Using a large cookie scoop form equal sized mounds of dough by compressing, compacting and squeezing until the dough comes together; don’t be afraid to really squeeze it. If your dough isn’t coming together, drizzle one tbsp of coconut oil until it comes together. (Do this as a last resort) Place the cookie scoops on a large baking tray, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 5 days. Chilling the dough is an absolute must as the room temperature dough will produce thin cookies. It’s hard to shape them after chilling, so be sure to form the dough beforehand.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for around 11 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!

xx

21 Comments

  1. March 18, 2014 / 8:49 am

    These look so yummy and I am always such a fan of your baking recipes I will definitely have to try this one! Hope you have a great week love!

  2. March 18, 2014 / 8:50 am

    I love baking cookies or brownies with coconut oil! These look delicious.

  3. March 18, 2014 / 8:56 am

    I’m a sucker for chocolate chip cookies! I haven’t tried baking with coconut oil but I might need to give this recipe a try. Have you heard of oil pulling with coconut oil?? Not going to lie, it freaks me out a little but I’ve heard it has amazing benefits.

    xx, jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  4. March 18, 2014 / 8:56 am

    These look mouth watering! I’d be worried they’d come out too coconuty since I’m it a fan of coconut. Glad to hear they didn’t too bad!

  5. jillian
    March 18, 2014 / 8:59 am

    yum! i havent tried using coconut oil yet but i really want to try it! these sound tasty! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  6. March 18, 2014 / 9:10 am

    Choco chip cookies are my fav! And I am obsessed with coconut oil so I’m loving this recipe!

  7. March 18, 2014 / 9:12 am

    Why are you always doing this to me?! These look delicious!

  8. March 18, 2014 / 9:22 am

    Ummm, a chocolate chip cookie sounds like a great breakfast to me right now!

  9. March 18, 2014 / 9:25 am

    They look so yummy! Putting them in the freezer instead of the fridge is totally something I would do. 🙂

  10. March 18, 2014 / 9:37 am

    Those look amazing! I made some chocolate chip cookies last night, except I cheated and used the break & bake kind! 😉 I’ll had to try this recipe sometime though because the hint of coconut sounds like it would be so yummy!

  11. March 18, 2014 / 9:56 am

    I can’t wait to hopefully get my mixer off the registry! I have lots of cookies to bake with that bad boy 😉
    Amanda | Meet @ the Barre

  12. March 18, 2014 / 10:22 am

    These look amazing I love cooking with coconut oil. Have you ever used coconut flour before? It is different to bake but it is very healthy. It is considered low carb and high fiber. I discovered it when we tried out a gluten free diet for my son. We all did our best to stick to a gluten free diet for about a year. It only seemed fair that way. Have a fab day and thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. March 18, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    These look so good!! I love any chewy cookie!!

  14. March 18, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Be real with me, can you take the coconut oil?
    My sister in law recently made paleo peanut butter cups with my almond butter and coconut oil, and all I could taste was the coconut. It was nasty!

  15. March 18, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    YUM! I love chocolate chip cookies. So basic and so good.

  16. March 18, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Ugh I shouldn’t have read this in the afternoon without a chocolate fix nearby. They look delish!

  17. March 18, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    These seriously look AMAZING!!!! Btw I made your chili that you posted about a while ago and it was so so so so so good! Haha 🙂