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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

I grew up in a cookie house.  Definition of a cookie house:  your mother has fresh baked cookies around multiple times a week and is asked to bring cookies to all social gatherings.  So not only do I love the taste of cookies, but they remind me of home and growing up.  I normally make my mothers classic chocolate chip cookies, but lately I have been trying to incorporate healthier substitutes into my baking.

This batch of cookies substitute is Coconut Oil.  My Aunt Janet was the one to introduce me to making cookies with coconut oil instead of butter.   I love coconut so the light taste in makes these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more delicious!  If you do not like coconut I would not recommend using coconut oil in baking– you can taste it.  This was my first time incorporating coconut oil into a cookie so I was  a bit nervous, but they turned out perfect!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil
Adapted by Nestle Kitchens

Ingredients 

  • 1 cups white whole-wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) semi sweet chocolate chunks

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine flour, oatmeal, baking soda and salt in small bowl.  Beat coconut oil in separate mixer bowl until smooth. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract; beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Gradually add in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks.  Place cookie dough balls on a un-greased baking sheets. I use a small spoon so all cookies are the same size.  Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks or paper towels to cool completely.

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Here is the coconut oil I used.

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After beating the Coconut oil until smooth add the sugars.

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… and vanilla

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Add in eggs- one at a time.

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The oats I used were a mix of oatmeal and  steel cut oats.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Beat in flour, adding a little at a time.  Mix- mix-mix

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Stir in chocolate chunks by hand.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil | www.vanillaandvelvet.com

Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.

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This article has 5 comments

  1. lemonbird

    I just tried this recipe, and these cookies are delicious!I have always had a difficult time substituting coconut oil for butter, and this works really well. I added coconut flakes and chocolate powder to the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kara

    epic fail over here! my cookies were mush, not cookies!!! is it because i used organic coconut oil instead of virgin coconut oil ?!

    • Gina Mueller

      Oh no! I hate when recipes dont work. I don’t believe that would have affected the cookies. Your coconut oil was in solid form- right?

  3. Ida

    Oh my….I just made these cookies and they are delightful. Thanks for such delish recipe!

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