Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut oil is great because it has many health benefits and can be used as an alternative to higher calorie and less healthful ingredients. It is loaded with healthy fatty acids, can improve blood cholesterol levels, and increase your metabolism.  It also doesn't hurt that I am a huge fan of anything coconut flavored. Although this recipe is still a sugary treat, it's definitely a great alternative to your classic chocolate chip cookie and just as delicious!


1/2 cup coconut oil 
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat coconut oil and sugar together. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2. In another bowl combine flours, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
3. Slowly combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. 
4. Scoop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes. 
5. Let cool and enjoy.