Sunday, May 16, 2010

Almond Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies


~2 1/2 cups oats (processed in a blended or food processor until small pieces, but not flour)
~1/2 cup butter
~1/2 cup coconut oil
~1 cup brown sugar
~1 cup evaporated cane juice crystals
~2 eggs
~1 tsp vanilla
~1 cup wheat flour
~1 cup all purpose flour
~1 tsp baking powder
~1 tsp baking soda
~1 cup shredded coconut
~1 cup almonds, chopped
~1-2 cups chocolate chips (we like dark)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In the bowl of your mixer, cream together the butter and coconut oil. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Mix all the dry ingredients together and then gradually add to the creamed mixture. When combined add the coconut, almonds, and chocolate.

Roll dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven for 6 minutes. Then flatten cookies with a spatula and bake for another 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for 2 minutes before moving cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

This recipe makes a ton of cookies! And boy were they delicious. The recipe can be found in its original form at Tropical Traditions. And if you are looking for more healthy recipes containing coconut oil they've got them. There are a ton I can't wait to try.

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