I didn’t make any healthy eating resolutions, but since most people do, I have laid off the cookies. I didn’t want to tempt anyone by posting a cookie recipe. Well, it’s the middle of January and I can’t wait any longer. If you are still going strong on your resolution, ignore me. Or maybe listen because these Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies have NO butter.
That’s right, there is no butter in the recipe, only coconut oil. And there is oatmeal, so these cookies are totally healthy. Sure, there is plenty of sugar, but I am counting them as healthy. New Years, Schmoo Years! It’s time for a cookie!
I’ve missed making a baking mess in our kitchen. There is something comforting about Gold Medal Flour everywhere and a sink full of dirty dishes. So maybe the comforting feeling of dirty dishes doesn’t last long, but these cookies are worth it. And that is what Josh is for. He’s a pretty handsome dish washer:)
If you have’t baked with coconut oil before, you are missing out. Run to the store and buy some. I buy Coconut Oil at Trader Joe’s. It is cheap and I love their brand. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, I am so sorry. Salt Lake City just recently got one and I want to move in. Love that store! Most stores carry coconut oil, so don’t worry. You can still find it.
Back to baking. The coconut oil is heavenly in these cookies. I am a butter lover, but I don’t miss it in these cookies. I added in shredded coconut to enhance the coconut flavor. The coconut smell is intoxicating!
The cookies are more on the simple side, but in a good way. The coconut flavor will transport you to a tropical island. And don’t we all need to be on a tropical island right now? Oh, wait…we are on our way to Hawaii right now. Wish you could all join us. Next time:)
Until then, make a batch of Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies and enter coconut bliss!