Oatmeal Coconut Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie?  I usually make these cookies minus the coconut but for the holidays, decided to add in shredded coconut to give these cookies a boost of flavor.  Made with heart healthy oats, reduced fat and sugar with outstanding flavor!  I make a batch and freeze them.  My kids love them frozen.  Believe it or not, I find frozen cookies way more satisfying to eat compared to fresh and I think it’s because you’re forced to chew more.  Warm or frozen, these cookies are a must bake.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all -purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

3 cups old fashioned or quick oats

3/4 cup shredded coconut

1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt; set aside.
  4. Combine butter, applesauce, eggs, sugar with a hand mixer on low (I actually used my vitamix to blend these ingredients, which worked well!).
  5. Increase speed to high and beat until fluffy and the color lightens.
  6. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture until no flour is visible.
  7. Now add the oats, cool nut and chocolate chips; stir to incorporate and use your hands to combine all ingredients.
  8. Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, flattening each cookie slightly.
  9. Bake for about 11-13 minute Cookies will be light brown at the edges when done.

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