The perfect chocolate chip cookies. These are my go-to cookie for all occasions. They are quick, easy, and freaking delicious! I have been messing with this recipe for about 3 months and I think I finally have it near perfect.
yes, coconut oil is controversial at this point in time. Coconut oil is shamed for its high amount of saturated fat. It is advised that no more than 7% of calories come from saturated fat. Currently, Americans are consuming more than 11% of calories from saturated fat. Coconut oil raises LDL but also raises HDL, the happy cholesterol (if you’re studying for the RD exam like me this is also known as a positive correlation). There is no strong evidence to show if coconut oil is indeed helpful or potentially harmful. Moderation is a word that is tossed around quite a bit. Coconut oil is a prime example of moderation. I use coconut oil in this recipe because it gives it amazing flavor. Make sure the coconut oil is melted or the cookies won’t turn out. If you are using another type of oil that will work as well as long as it has a liquid consistency.
One of my favorite nutrition facts is that half of your daily grains should be whole grains. When I’m baking I always like to make sure half the flour is whole wheat and half is all purpose flour. No worries if you don’t have whole wheat flour on hand this time. You can use 2 cups all purpose flour and it will work just fine.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a small bowl mix together coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Using a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Combine wet and dry ingredients together until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Roll cookie dough into small balls and bake for 8 minutes.
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