Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This is turning into Cookie Wednesday.

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Only because last week I also shared a cookie recipe. Oddly enough, this Wednesday’s cookie recipe also has an unusual ingredient – coconut oil!

My Other Half and I were discussion coconut oil and how trendy it is the other night. A couple years ago, I’d never heard of it, let alone cooked with it. Now It’s everywhere I turn. It’s in your wok, on your skin, or on your toothbrush. And many other places in between.

So it was only natural that I decided to put it in my chocolate chip cookies. Right?

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, if you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you’ll know I’ve published MANY chocolate chip cookie recipes. Let’s list them (because I love lists):

  1. Mama’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. My Other Half’s Favourite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Toffee Chocolate Chip Toonies
  4. Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  5. Pecan & Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

And now these. Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I can’t even pick a favourite from the list above. They’re all so good. And these are right up there. I love the hint of coconut when you bite into them. They’re a lot like Mama’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, but you substitute the shortening for coconut oil. Such a great idea.

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Sweet Treats & More

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat coconut oil and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl and slowly add to wet mixture, beating. Stir in chocolate chips. Place 1 tbsp balls on lined baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until they start to turn golden. Let cool before transferring to a cooling rack.

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • foodlikecake
    March 19, 2014

    These look amazing! I’ve never used coconut oil in a cookie before!

    • Julia Kent
      March 19, 2014

      Me neither…. until now! They were actually unreal. Similar to cookies using shortening, which I love. And they have a hint of coconut flavour/smell…. heavenly! 🙂

  • sweetaddict
    March 19, 2014

    Those sound so good, i just emailed the recipe to myself so i can make them soon.

    • Julia Kent
      March 19, 2014

      I guarantee you will love them! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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