Soft & Fluffy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have finally made the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie. Chewy. Luscious. Soft and fluffy, like a decadent pillow. Mmmmmmmm….what’s my secret? Sorry, I was stuffing my face with chocolatey goodness.

Coconut oil instead of butter.

That’s it! I took my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe, which is half chocolate and half double chocolate (YUM!) and substituted coconut oil for butter.

You see, we are running low on butter in our house and I don’t want to just run to the grocery store for something so non-essential at the moment – social isolation, coronavirus, etc – so I thought I’d try a simple substitution. I will never go back to butter cookies again. Ever.

Don’t they look scrumptious!

These cookies are marbled, like a yin-yang symbol. I make one big batch of cookie dough in my mixer and divide it in half. Then I add two tablespoons of cocoa powder to one half of the batch. Smush a bot of both batters together into one ball. Then bake. Voila! Tasty cookies, for those of us who can’t decide between regular and double chocolate chip.

Makes 30-35 delicious cookies

Ingredients ~

  • 1 1/2 cup melted, cold pressed coconut oil
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 cups bakers sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder, non-alkaline
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Recipe ~

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whip up the melted coconut oil, vanilla and eggs. With mixer turned to medium low, add applesauce so the mixture emulsifies. Add sugar and molasses. Whip until smooth.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture in three batches to liquid mixture, scraping down bowl if necessary. Mix until just, just….just combined. Not too much.

Take half the batter out of the mixing bowl and put it in another bowl for safekeeping. Add cocoa powder to mixing bowl and blend into batter. Fold one cup of chocolate chips into each bowl of batter.

Take a tablespoon of each batter and smush them together. Roll into a ball. Place on large cookie sheet. I was able to fit 6 cookie balls on a tray at a time. Bake for 9 minutes in center of oven. Let cook on cookie sheet for 5 minutes after removing from oven, then eat and enjoy!

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