Oatmeal Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love a thick and chewy, mushy and gushy, warm and chocolately, chipping cookie. Made with coconut, peanut butter, oats and whole wheat flour, these chocolate chip cookies are both cute and delicious, especially fresh out of the oven.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Crunch Time but you can use any nut butter of choice)
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (I used gluten-free)
1/2 cup shredded (sweetened) coconut
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 organic eggs
5 tbsp. coconut oil (soft not melted)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp.. pure maple syrup
1 tsp. (or a little more) cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of kosher salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine sugars and coconut oil in a bowl and mix.
Add in the two eggs, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix well.
Add in the peanut butter and mix.
In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, cinnamon, salt (if using) and baking soda.
Add flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
Mix in the coconut followed by the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
You may need to use your hands to form the balls in order to keep the chocolate chips safely inside.
Place each cookie dough ball on a lightly greased cookie sheet about an inch to an inch and a half apart, pressing down slightly on top of each ball before placing in the oven.
Bake for ten minutes or until slightly brown, no more than twelve minutes I think.
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