the second i came across a recipe for cookies that called for coconut oil i knew i had to try / have it. what an interesting use of that miracle oil, don’t you think? averie cooks has a couple of cookie recipes that call for coconut oil (and one that subs in cream cheese…) but obviously i opted for trying the one loaded with chocolate chips because chocolate chips. obviously.
the texture of the finished product is seriously like a dream. they stay puffed up and thick, but don’t become rock solid. i am in love with how easy it is to eat these. but they are deceptively heavy, you really only need one (or two), they’re so satisfying.
and you know what? nothing bad happened. the world didn’t end. averie isn’t cursing my name (as far as i know) and the cookies turned out perfectly, if super chocolaty. a unique thing about cookies with coconut oil, you have to bake them from cold or else they’ll melt and puddle, which is kind of blah. they also keep really well in the fridge, and since you don’t need many, this is a perfect way to avoid over eating. i kept half of my batch in the fridge and pulled them out when we wanted more. 11 minutes in the oven and you’ve got fresh, hot, chocolate-y cookies. you’ll never ever want store-bought again!