Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

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After spending some time on Pinterest and being subjected to a visual barrage of scrumptious looking cookies, pies and cakes, I had a serious craving for something sweet.
Into the kitchen I went to whip up these homemade chocolate chip cookies stuffed full of flaked coconut.

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These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with coconut oil and less flour and sugar so they hold their shape. Since they stay nice and thick there is lots of cookie to sink your teeth into.

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Coconut and chocolate is a hard combination to beat (with the exception of peanut butter and chocolate) and they surely satisfied my craving for something sweet.

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Homemade chocolate chip cookies made with coconut oil. These soft and thick chocolate chip cookies hold their shape and are filled with flaked coconut.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
9 min
Total Time
19 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
9 min
Total Time
19 min
  1. 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  4. 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  5. 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, melted (to melt oil, place the oil in a small bowl and place the bowl in warm water)
  6. 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  7. 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  8. 1 Large Egg
  9. 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  10. 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (plus a few more for topping)
  11. 1/2 Cup Flaked Coconut, unsweetened
  1. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Use a mixer to cream together the oil and sugar.
  5. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  6. Slowly add in the flour mixture, a little at a time until dough is mixed.
  7. Scrape down the sides and stir in the chocolate chips and flaked coconut.
  8. Grab a small amount of dough and roll into a ball.
  9. Place onto the baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  10. Place 2-3 chocolate chips on top of each cookie ball.
  11. Bake for about 9 minutes or until edges are just slightly beginning to brown.
  12. Remove from oven and cool before storing in an airtight container or freeze for longer storage.
  1. The dough will be oily looking but don't worry these bake up nice and fluffy!
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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lately I’ve been craving sweets. The other day I really wanted a chocolate chip cookie but with only two of us living in the house I knew it wouldn’t be a good idea to make a full batch. I would wind up eating them every day until they were gone (not good for the waistline). For the most part I try to eat healthy but I still need a treat every once and awhile. I gave in to my craving when I found this small batch recipe for chocolate chip cookies – perfect! I could have my cake (or cookie) and eat it too! This recipe yields about 8-10 cookies depending on the size you make them.
[adapted from Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debbie Maugans]
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon beaten egg [reserve the rest for later]
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
– Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
– Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
– In another small bowl cream the butter and sugar.
– Mix in 1 tablespoon of the beaten egg and the vanilla extract.
– Add the flour mixture and continue beating until thoroughly combined.
– Stir in the chocolate chips.
– Spoon rounded balls of dough onto the baking sheet.
– Bake for 10-13 minutes.


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