I grew up in a cookie house. Â Definition of a cookie house: Â your mother has fresh baked cookies around multiple times a week and is asked to bring cookies to all social gatherings. Â So not only do I love the taste of cookies, but they remind me of home and growing up. Â 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. Â My Aunt Janet was the one to introduce me to making cookies with coconut oil instead of butter. Â I love coconut so the light taste in makes these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more delicious! Â If you do not like coconut I would notÂ recommendÂ using coconut oil in baking– you can taste it. Â This was my first time incorporating coconut oil into a cookie so I was Â a bit nervous, but they turned out perfect!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil
Adapted byÂ Nestle Kitchens
- 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
Preheat oven to 350Â° F.
CombineÂ flour, oatmeal, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Â BeatÂ 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. Â Place cookie dough balls on a un-greased baking sheets. I use a small spoon so all cookies are the same size. Â BakeÂ forÂ 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.
Here is the coconut oil I used.
After beating the Coconut oil until smooth add the sugars.
… and vanilla
Add in eggs- one at a time.
The oats I used were a mix of oatmeal and Â steel cut oats.
Beat in flour, adding a little at a time. Â Mix- mix-mix
Stir in chocolate chunks by hand.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.