This recipe was inspired by Half Baked Harvest. She is a darling chef with lots of great recipes. You’ll have to check out her video on these cookies @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBpCOSeg598 We changed the recipe to be a little bit healthier & easier, but not much.
I like using a dark chocolate chunk, but if you like things sweeter you can use a semi-sweet or milk chocolate. Or even do a mix of both!
Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
We absolutely love these and they are definitely a healthier version of a chocolate chip cookie with some delicious coconut flavor to add to it! Using chocolate chunks instead of chips is a fun way to change up a cookie too, but it definitely makes them a little more ooey gooey, which, is that really a bad thing?! 🙂
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 24 muffins
- Category: Dessert
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup canola oil (use a little more if dough seems too dry)
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil*
- 2 large eggs
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups dark chocolate chunks**
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut***
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer add the oatmeal, flour, coconut sugar, sugar, baking soda, salt, canola oil, coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until the dough is moist and all the ingredients are combined. Mix in the chocolate chunks and shredded coconut.
- Using your hands clump together a tablespoon of dough. Use you hands to really squeeze the dough into a ball. If the dough is dry, you can add a couple tablespoons of coconut milk or oil if needed. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. If your balls are a little crumbly don’t worry, they will come together while baking. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set and golden. These are best right out of the oven, so just go for it and share some with your neighbors!
You can swap out dark chocolate chips for milk chocolate or even cranberries or nuts if chocolate isn’t your thing!
If you love our Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe be sure to check out our Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!