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Coconut & Maple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are extremely easy to make and ridiculously delicious.

I still can’t believe that I could think up something so incredible and decadent. I think the ghost of Julia Child must have been whispering in my ear…

Coconut & Maple Chocolate Chunk Cookies
makes about 18 cookies

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup coconut oil (I used Kelapo)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 450*. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, coconut flakes, salt and baking powder.

2. Add in coconut oil, syrup and vamilla. **Make sure the coconut oil is in a liquid state. If it’s cold out, the oil is probably solid. To make it liquid, simply place in a saucepan over very low heat for a minute or so.

3. After everything is thoroughly combined, add in the raisins and chocolate gently stir to combine with batter.

4. Roll batter into small ping pong sized balls then flatten slightly with your hands before placing on prepared cookie sheets.

5. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies have slightly browned.

6. Cool on baking racks and share with the world!

To make the cookies even more decadent, I drizzled on a mixture of almond milk, powdered sugar and coco powder. Not sure what the measurements were, I just combined a little of each until it formed a nice glaze.


Chocolate Carrot Cake Cookies

Oh man. These cookies are so fantastic. I’m sitting at a coffee shop right now and thinking about walking 10 minutes to my apartment just to eat one.

There are a variety of textures going on in these cookies that makes them taste like they took all day to make. In fact, they were quite easy to throw together!

Chocolate Carrot Cake Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 medium-sized carrots, grated
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice (or a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc.)
1 cup chocolate covered raisins

1.  In a medium-sized bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
2. Beat in the egg then gently stir in grated carrots.
3. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until thoroughly combined.
5. Add in raisins and stir to combine.
6.  Chill batter for 15 minutes and preheat oven to 375*.
7.  On a lightly oiled baking sheet, spoon on about two tablespoons worth of batter for each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are browned. They will be still spongy in the middle – don’t fear, they will stiffen up upon cooling.

Yogurt Glaze
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

1. Combine all ingredients into a small bowl.
2. Lightly drizzle on top of cooled cookies.

What’s your favorite easy cookie recipe?