I LOVE baking. I do it often and bring what I bake to gatherings with friends so I don’t eat it all or force my boyfriend to! Over the years, I’ve developed a reputation for my excellent chocolate chip cookies. I decided to explore a healthier and all-around more amazing version of my recipe for this post. Coconut is God’s greatest gift to this earth, so that was the first thing I decided to add. The combination of coconut and chocolate just can’t be beat. After coconut, almond seemed like an obvious choice. I also included chia seeds to add just a little more nutritional value to these delicious treats!
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla ext. 1 cup granulated sugar in the raw 2 eggs
1/3 tsp almond ext. 2/3 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 Tbls Chia seeds 3/4-1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup coconut oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl, set aside. Combine both sugars, butter, coconut oil, vanilla and almond extract until smooth and creamy.
Add the eggs and beat briefly. Add your dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Now add the chocolate chips, chia seeds and coconut flakes and mix.
Drop heaping spoonfuls of the dough onto a pan lightly greased with coconut oil. Bake for 7-10 minutes. I ALWAYS take them out early, but bake to your preference of course!
-Use all coconut oil and no butter for an even healthier and more coconut-ty flavor.
-Make one tray of cookies and save the rest of the batter in the fridge if you like fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies!
-Slightly melt the butter for thinner, crispier cookies.
-Use just almond or just vanilla extract if you prefer one flavor over the other.
-Add sliced almonds or pecans or walnuts if you love nuts.
-Use as many organic ingredients as possible!