I never ever used to like coconut. Well, I still don’t like the texture very much, but I sure do love the flavor! I especially love the flavor when it’s paired with chocolate, like in the homemade magic shell or in these cookies!
Not only do the flavors compliment each other, but the coconut oil is a little easier on your waistline!
Coconut oil is an excellent substitution for butter, and that’s exactly what I did with these cookies. There’s absolutely no butter in these chewy chocolate chip cookies.
I’ve used a few different types of coconut oil in my baking, and Tropical Traditions is yet another one that I’ll continue to use. Mmm, mmm, good.
So anyway, coconut oil is an amazing addition to you pantry.
On another note, how are you liking my new ‘dark’ look to my photos? I’m usually drawn to bright and light food photos, but I decided to try something new.
Oh, and Liam and I are having a ball hanging out with my sisters and parents. We’ve visited with friends and family, made Liam’s first trip to TJ’s, shopped ’til we dropped at Baby Gap, and eaten lots of chocolate (no surprise there)! What have you been up to this week?
Whole Wheat Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Cheeky Kitchen
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Beat the coconut oil, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt together with an electric mixer for about 1 minute.
- Add in the baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Beat until just mixed.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon-sized cookies onto a baking sheet that has been covered in a silpat mat.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes.
- Transfer to a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.
- Enjoy with a glass of milk!
I absolutely ADORE coconut!!
And these photos. BEAUTIFUL!!
I need to try these! I have never cooked with coconut oil, but that needs to change immediately!
These look utterly amazing
Just perfect. Now I want to bake 😉 Thank you again for everything on Saturday- y’all are too sweet!
These photos are gorgeous, Caroline
I am so pinning this!! Making them next time I make chocolate chip cookies. I love using coconut oil. Did you add the coconut oil to the recipe melted?
Yes, the coconut oil was liquid…my house is over 76 degrees so it pretty much stays liquified. Haha!
It is precisely the same 4 me!! I don’t mind it…..
The cookies look great, I am going to be looking for coconut oil soon, and the pictures are so beautiful! I love the darkness to them! How do you do it? Love it all Caroline!
Aww, thanks girl! I just used a side window of natural light with a reflector on the opposing side. Then used a dark background and table! 🙂 Yay!
I’ve only made granola with coconut oil so far. These will have to be my first adventure into baking with it
These look fabulous! I am SO trying these this weekend!
These look wonderful. I love using coconut oil in baking.
Love these photos! Howd you create the black backdrop?!?
I’m the same! Don’t like coconut texture but I LOVE coconut butter. I’ve been making lots of goodies with it lately and it adds an amazing flavor. And love the dark pictures! How are they so black? I’ve tried using black before and it’s always been a failure.
it sounds like such a delicious treat.
Feel free to stop by and share the recipe in my “all coconut oil related” link up!
hope to see you there,
Hey these look great but I was wondering if I can just add 1/2 cup of peanut butter to them or would I have to change other amounts of ingredients as well to make it work?
Also if you’re in to replacing butter with something healthier like coconut oil then there are plenty of sugar substitutes you should look in to. Some are better for baking than others like sucanat for brown sugar and turbinado for white sugar. Not to mention using organic whole wheat flower, might as well avoid GMOs when possible.
To tell you the truth, since I haven’t made them with peanut butter it might alter them slightly. If anything, you may need to decrease the amount of coconut oil. As for the other healthier substitutes, I completely agree. I use organic flour at sugar at home, but I should try some sucanat! 😀 Thanks for all the great tips! Happy Baking!
Hi!! The cookies look amazing in the photo. I just attempted to make these. I doubled the recipe and instead of using all whole wheat flour, I substituted some coconut flour.. They turned out….? Sort of? They don’t look like what you have though., the bumpy look and the smooth round edges.. I don’t know why?
When you scoop the dough, do you press it down?
Hey Ruby! Unfortunately, coconut flour can’t be 1:1 substituted for whole wheat flour. Coconut flour requires a lot of liquid in a recipe, as it’s almost like a sponge in how it soaks up the liquid. As for this recipe, it’s just a simple drop cookie when made with whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour…no pressing down necessary! I’d try them again without the coconut flour and I bet they’ll be great! Happy Baking!
Thank you for your quick response! I’m baking these for a cookie exchange tomorrow so I’m gonna try again today 🙂
Hey.. it’s me again! So I tried again today.. and they turned out..better.. but they look puffy .. not flat like yours. I doubled the recipe (yesterday and today), so I was wondering if I am supposed to reduce the amount of baking powder or baking soda when I double the recipe (or any for that matter)… I mean, looks aren’t all that (haha) but I’m so frustrated by it. I’ve never really baked much.. just starting to now. and Realizing its not as easy as it looks!! I feel so defeated.. haha!
You’re correct. Sometimes you have to modify the ingredient amounts if you double a recipe. It’s not just 1:1. If you wanted to give it another go, I’d try doing the recipe as is and see if that’s the problem. I bet they’ll turn out great! I’m so proud of you for continuing to give it a go! Learning to bake is definitely a trial and error sport. Keep practicing and you’ll be great! 🙂
These cookies are terrific!!!!! Thanks for the easy and great recipe.
Oh yay! Thank you so much for letting me know Carrie! I’m SO glad you liked them!
These were delicious! Thanks for a great recipe! I didn’t have any white whole wheat flour so I substituted 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose. I may experiment with a healthier sweetener option to make them even more guilt free 🙂
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed them Erin! Those are some tasty cookies! 😀