Sunday, October 21, 2012

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Giveaway}


My kids love cookies...if they have cake and cookies in front of them they almost always go for the cookies.  I don't bake too many cookies because usually they have so much butter and usually I can't stop myself from munching on them all day.  I saw this recipe on Mmm...is for Mommy and it only used 1/3 cup of butter so I pinned it.

Recently I received a sample of Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions.


Lately I have been seeing a lot of bloggers using coconut oil in their cooking and baking.  I thought maybe I can use this as a substitute for butter in baking since coconut oil is in a solid state.  At first this seemed weird to me because growing up we always had coconut oil in the house but we kept it in the bathroom and used it on our hair.  The thought of using it in cooking at first seemed odd.  But when I got my sample I saw the texture and colour was very different from the one my mom would keep in the bathroom.

The coconut oil didn't cream with sugar the same way butter does and I was feeling like I made a huge mistake by doing this.  When I was preparing the baking pans the dough was a little crumbly and I had to pack it with my hands.  I believe the crumbly texture is due to the low fat content and not due to the coconut oil.  But the end result was really good.  They baked up fine and Hasan declared them delicious!  They had a mild coconut flavor due to the coconut oil.  These taste best eaten the same day.  After a couple of days they start to harden.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Mmm...is for Mommy

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut oil (should be solid)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (I had a little less)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste Halal Vanilla Powder or Extract
1 egg
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Whisk together, flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the coconut oil and beat on med-high speed for 1 minute.  Gradually add the sugars scraping down as necessary.  Increase speed to high and beat for 4-5 minutes, scrapping down the bowl periodically.  Beat in egg and vanilla bean paste.

With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture until just combined.  Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

On a parchment lined baking sheet drop by rounded tablespoons.  The mixture was crumbly so I squeezed together the dough in my hand and placed on prepared baking sheet.  Gently press down to flatten.  I made about 2 dozen cookies.  If you are using a scoop pack the dough into the scoop and then transfer to baking sheet.

Cookies taste best the same day.  Keep in an airtight container.  The longer you keep them, the harder they get.

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52 comments:

  1. I love coconut oil. I think it would make a great sub for the fats in chocolate chip cookies. Thanks.

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  2. cookies look delicious lovely giveaway I use this coconut oil it is wonderful

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  3. you have a lovely space Asiya.Will surely come back for more.Cookies look yumm

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  4. Love chocolate chip cookies and this looks so crunchy n yummy

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  5. love the addition of coconut oil... Very nice.. Looks yummy
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  6. Nice twist to good old chocolate chip cookies.

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  7. I would love to try making these cookies. My kids love them to but, I deprive them of the store-bought ones:) Also, coconut oil is the newest ingredient in my kitchen and i love to add it raw to a lot of my no-cook desserts.

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  8. These look so yummy, nice addition of coconut oil.

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  9. I've seen coconut oil used in so many ways! I'd be most interested in trying it out with baking. :)

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  10. Just drooling here, irresistible.

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  11. I would use coconut oil for baking and cooking. Also would make some cookies with it.

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  12. I would use coconut oil and a replacement for olive oil. Also make up a batch of cookies.

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  13. I saw a few recipes for fudge using coconut oil that looked absolutely delicious! And I would obviously make these cookies too =]

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  14. I love coconut oil, and I use it for so, so many things.

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  15. I use coconut oil for cooking, baking and in smoothies.

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  17. I'm soooo happy that someone finally addressed the "coconut oil for hair not cooking" issue! LOL! I swear, everytime I read somewhere that someone is using coconut oil to cook/bake, I immediately think of the blue Parachute bottle of oil in our bathroom cabinet too hahaha.
    These cookies look absolutely delicious! I love the combination of chocolate chips and oatmeal, and I'm sure the coconut just takes it over the top :) Now if I can hopefully win this jar of it then I can make some LOL :)
    (Btw, your pictures look better and better with each post, mA :) )

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  18. I would use it for my regular cooking and baking and making granola.

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  19. I would use the coconut oil for cooking, baking & stir fries

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  20. I have a fantastic recipe for coconut chocolate fudge with cayenne pepper... I'd love to share it with you, I think you'll like it!

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  21. I use my coconut oil in the kitchen but I love to use it for my hair and skin!

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  22. Coconut, chocolate and maple syrup mixed makes great truffle like candy.

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  23. I LOVE coconut oil! Contrary to what you said, it actually has a high fat content, although it's the good fat that we want in our diet. I love using it for cooking and baking. I also burnt my hand really bad the other night and had a mild second degree burn. After soaking in the some cool water, I slathered it in coconut oil (and some other moisturizing oils) and the next day, you could barely tell I was burnt! It's amazing stuff.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Where I am talking about fat content I was trying to say the cookies are lower in fat..only 1/3 cup as compare to the usual 1 cup in most recipes. You are correct in saying coconut oil does have a high fat content.

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  24. I would use it in Thai cokking
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  25. I love TT Gold Label Oil! Right now I am eating coconut chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting made with coconut oil! Delicious. Your cookies look fantastic, I have to try them sometime!

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  26. Tropical Traditions rocks! I would use it for baking, sauteing as well as a hair and skin moisturizer.

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  27. I would use it to make granola.

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  28. I use coconut oil everyday! I would use it to make coconut bark, coconut/chocolate candy, and I saute food in it. I eat spoonfuls of it. :)

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  29. I love coconut oil for baking, but I'd like to try some new recipes and branch out with it!

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  30. I haven't tried this brand but I recently started substituting virgin coconut oil for butter/fat in baking recipes and I love the subtle coconut flavor it gives to the end product. If I win I can't wait to continue to discover all the other dishes I can use it in (especially savory ones) - I want to definitely try and stir fry with it soon :)

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  31. Interesting, never tried coconut oil for baking.. wont it have all coconuty smell, like the banana chips fried in coconut oil??

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    1. I've only used it in baking. In my baking it gave a slight coconut taste. Nothing overwhelming. I don't know how it would be in regular cooking.

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  32. I cook with it and sometimes just spoon some over my meals :)

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  33. I would actually have multiple uses for it. I would bake, of course, but I would also save some for skin and hair! Works wonders!!!

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  34. Cook, bake, and use it to maintain my cast iron pans!

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  35. Love coconut oil...use it for everything inside and outside of the kitchen! Going to try this recipe today!

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  36. Thank you for sharing your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday! Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  37. I use coconut oil for shaving my legs - it's the best! It's the only thing that doesn't break my sensitive skin out. I know ppl swear by it for lotion too ;)

    I've only ever made rice krispies with it - but your cookies look super delicious!

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

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  38. I've just recently started using coconut oil in the kitchen, so far for stir fried vegetables & fried rice; I would like to try it in baking next!

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  39. I love tropical traditions!! I am also adding this cookie to my Christmas cookie spread this year!! THanks for a great recipe :)

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  40. I will use Coconut Oil as a daily supplement ans as body lotion, and toothpaste, and lots in baking!

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  41. Would love to use for some gluten free baking!

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  42. I use coconut oil for lots of things: raw chocolate, cooking, smoothies, deodorant and other topical uses!

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  43. I noticed in your recipe that you said the that the longer you keep the cookies the harder they get. I have a solution for that. Your recipe uses 1-/14 cups flour. Use half flour and half corn starch. The cookies will be softer when you have them longer.

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    1. I've never heard of that substitution before..can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

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    2. This works with any cookie that gets hard when it is kept longer.

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