Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is no secret that I have a major sweet tooth, I have to have something sweet every night but I do want it to be beneficial to my body and not just my taste buds. I came across this recipe a few months ago during a major sweet craving but having “nothing” in my house to give me a fix. I had all the ingredients and whipped them up in just a few minutes, they were DELICIOUS! Now it’s our go to cookie recipe.  There is no butter, oil or white sugar and I use Gluten Free Flour instead of all purpose. You will need a lot of room on your cookie sheet for each cookies because they do tend to come out pancake style sometimes.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

• coconut chocolate chip cookies • {makes about 35-40 cookies}
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup + 1 TBS brown sugar, packed
2 eggs {at room temperature}
1 TBS. pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips 1.5-2 cups shredded coconut {optional- still amazing without it!}
1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray a cookie sheet, or line with a silpat.
2.  In a mixing bowl, use a mixer to beat the the coconut oil and brown sugar.  Add in the eggs and beat until fluffy.  Add in the vanilla extract.
3.  In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder with whisk.  Mix the flour mixture into the coconut oil mixture a little bit at a time with a wooden spoon until all the flour is incorporated.  Add in the chocolate chips + coconut and mix well.
4.  Drop by small rounded spoons onto prepared baking sheets. {I used a small cookie scoop from crate & barrell..perfect tool!} Bake for about 8 – 9 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges. They will be really soft and chewy, with a slightly crispy edge..perfect! Let them rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.  ENJOY!

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