Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Nothing about that sentence sounds off putting.

I decided to filter through my pins I have saved on my “food to make” Pinterest board. I had bought a jar of coconut oil a while back, but have only used it once.

coconut oil

I spent some time browsing through my Pinterest board and decided upon these cookies (courtesy of this blog). I already had all of the ingredients so it was fate!

chocolate chips

Any chance I get to use my kitchen aid mixer, I take it. That thing is like my baby. In fact, when I moved back to New York from Charlotte, it rode in the backseat. This, books, and my cat are all very important to me and yes, I realize that I am a huge dork.

baking cups

This cookie recipe was no different from any other chocolate chip cookie recipe. Just subtract butter and add the coconut oil.

Here is a list of what you will need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened (not melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

The original recipe stated that this will make 12 cookies. I made 24. Obviously I messed up and made smaller cookies. Honestly, I don’t know what I was thinking.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Use the paddle attachment in a stand mixer to cream together the softened coconut oil, sugars, egg, and vanilla extract until creamy, light, and fluffy (3-4 minutes).
  • Mix in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, and beat until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop cookie dough on to un-greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-10 minutes until the edges are set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

chocolate chip cookies

I rolled the dough into about 1 inch balls. If you want to make larger cookies, I suggest maybe rolling them into 2 inch round balls. Never the less, these cookies are soft and fluffy and delicious! Some of the best cookies I have made in a while. I will definitely be making these again.

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