Recently coconut oil has fallen back into favor after years of being the “bad” oil. I have been substituting it in some of my favorite recipes with great results. Try my Best Almond Biscotti and Best Ever Scones, using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and butter. After making both of these with coconut oil and loving the results, I decided to try chocolate chip cookies made with coconut oil. Oh my, to quote my husband, ” These are the best cookies I’ve ever eaten”. They truly are delectable. Not only are they rich and chewy but the hint of coconut gives them a unique and pleasing flavor. I was really not prepared for how wonderful they were going to taste.
- 3/4 cup coconut oil, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips (the darker the better)
Beat together the oil and sugars until fluffy and then add the eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and gradually stir into the sugar mixture, then stir in chocolate chips. Mixture will be stiff.
Using 2 Tablespoons for each cookie, drop onto a lightly greased cooking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes. Remove to wire rack for cooling.