Sunday, March 13, 2011

the ultimate cookie

I am pretty sure I have boasted on here before about finding the best cookie recipe, but this one, oh this one is really it! I wanted to make a cookie full of stuff - oats & chocolate & fruit & nuts - and found these two recipes while searching. I decided to morph them into one recipe and the resulting cookie was absolutely phenomenal. 

The best part about these cookies is that they don't contain butter, rather coconut oil and you would never know the difference. Since I've been leaning more and more towards a vegan diet as of late, any alternate to dairy is a welcome addition in my recipes - especially one with so many health benefits. Brad declared these his favorite cookie (although he didn't understand 'why i ruined a perfectly delicious cookie by adding fruit'). I think this will be my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe - it is so versatile and it will be fun to experiment with other add ins.

Trail Mix Cookies

1/2 C Coconut Oil (softened)
3/4 C brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/8 C whole wheat flour
1/2 ts baking soda
1/2 ts sea salt
1/2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C shredded unsweetened coconut
3/4C oatmeal
1/4/ C dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tbsp flax seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream oil and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined. Slowly add flour, baking soda and sea salt. Mix in chocolate chips, coconut, oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts and flax seeds.

Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes, until slightly golden around edges. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

Where to Buy Coconut Oil said...

The cookie looks enticingly yummy! It's great to have coconut oil in cookies they taste better and blend well with the rest of the ingredients.