Coconut Oil Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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You'd never guess that these thick, soft and chewy coconut oil oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are butter-free! That's because they're packed full of amazing tropical flavor!
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Yield: 18 cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ c. melted coconut oil or coconut butter
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ c. sweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz. chopped semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (or white)
  • Sea salt for sprinkling
Directions
  1. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the melted coconut oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract, beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix until combined.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the oats, flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, chopped chocolate and the coconut.
  3. Using a standard size cookie scoop portion the dough and roll into smooth balls. The chocolate may not stay in place, but just be forceful. Place balls of dough onto a plate or sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350, line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. Place 12 cookies on a sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 10-11 minutes, being careful not to overbake! The cookies will look soft and slightly underbaked, but they should be firm on the edges and lightly brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pans for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
-The same amount of melted butter can be subbed for the coconut oil. Coconut butter can also be used for a more flavorful cookie.
-This recipe can be made dairy-free by using only dairy-free chocolate chips.
-Chopped almonds or even mound bars would be amazing in these cookies!!!


Recipe source: slightly adapted from Averie Cooks
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/2015/01/coconut-oil-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/