Cookie Win… Finally

I’ve had so many chocolate chip cookie disasters. It’s such a basic recipe to know, but somehow I am a chocolate chip cookie making failure.

I wonder if this is really the best way to open a chocolate chip cookie recipe post? 🙂

I’ve seen it all: chocolate chip cookie batter almost instantly melting in my oven and all over the cookie sheet. Sad. Chocolate chip cookies that have a delicate brick-like texture. Tears. Chocolate chip cookies when I accidentally used milk chocolate instead of semi sweet and ended up with burned chocolate. Bummer.

So why would I keep trying? Because, I tasted these amazing Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies.    To. Die. For.     I’ve had success with this recipe every single time!

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Coconut Oil Forever

I tasted Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies at a friends house and immediately demanded the recipe. You know… for the kids.

This is my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie. It gets perfectly crispy brown around the edges when baking, but stays gooey inside. They stand tall and fluffy instead of spreading all over the place. They’re not sickening sweet, but totally hit the spot when you have a chocolate chip cookie craving.

I love them.

The coconut oil in this recipe is solid, not melted. My favorite coconut oil is from Aldi. It’s just perfect for all sorts of uses and it’s also the best price.

These cookies do need to be baked on a non-stick mat, or you can coat your baking sheet with non-stick spray. I am a fan of the Silpat (affiliate).

Do you have a Silpat? Then pull that baby out and get it ready for cookie dough.

If you don’t have a Silpat, click here now to check them out. They’re such a helpful kitchen tool!

Speaking of helpful kitchen tools, this is my Pampered Chef scoopy-thingy. I do feel like that cannot possibly be what it is actually called. Melon baller maybe? Who knows. You can just call your friend who sells Pampered Chef and show her this picture and she’ll know. You need this scoopy thingy in your life.

Somehow you’ll need to hold yourself back from eating the dough. Just remind yourself that if you eat all the dough there will be no cookies. Plus that whole raw egg salmonella hazard situation… so there’s that.

There she is… a perfect, soft yet crispy, fluffy, ooey gooey, melty chocolate heavenly Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookie. *angels singing*

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About the coconut in the cookies… I’ve never made the cookies without the coconut. Would someone please comment if you attempt the recipe sans shredded coconut? I’d love to know how it turns out!


Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect chocolate chip cookies made with coconut oil instead of butter.

  • Author: Carissa Shaw for Mom Needs Chocolate
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 9
  • Total Time: 24 minutes


  • ½ cup coconut oil (solid, not melted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the coconut oil and brown sugar with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the eggs and vanilla extract then beat for 1-2 minutes.

3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir well.

4. Add the chocolate chips and coconut to the cookie dough and stir well.

5. Line a cookie sheet with a silicon non-stick baking mat or spray the cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet in 1 ½ inch balls.

6. Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack or parchment paper.

Makes 24 cookies.


  • Serving Size: 24
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 68
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 29
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 16

Enjoy these treats with an ice cold glass of whatever kind of milk you people are drinking these days.

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21 Comments on Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. The Novice
    March 23, 2018 at 2:53 am (5 months ago)

    Mmm, these look yummy! I’ve only just joined the coconut oil craze, so I’m looking forward to trying these out 🙂

  2. Terri Beavers
    March 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm (5 months ago)

    Coconut is one of my favorite fillers in cookies. I just love the taste so much. I’ll have to try it in this recipe, I bet it taste as amazing as those cookies look.

  3. Tara Pittman
    March 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm (5 months ago)

    I love using silipats. I have about 10 of them for cookies and more.

    • carissashaw
      March 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm (5 months ago)

      Yes, aren’t they awesome?!

  4. Marcie
    March 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm (5 months ago)

    We have a baking mat like that and it has SAVED my baking! Cookies always come out perfect!

  5. What Corinne Did
    March 30, 2018 at 6:08 am (5 months ago)

    Cookies are my favorite treat! Literally! I could eat them without end! and this recipe sounds amazing! the mix of coconut and chocolate sure tastes amazing!

  6. TColeman
    March 30, 2018 at 9:08 am (5 months ago)

    I have never really cooked with coconut oil before but these look so yummy. I definitely need to give them a try.

  7. Fatima Torres
    March 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm (5 months ago)

    I bet using coconut oil to bake these gives it a nice taste. I love the idea of mixing flavors.

  8. Natalie
    March 30, 2018 at 8:20 pm (5 months ago)

    This is the second chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve come across today! I know what I will be making this weekend as an Easter treat!

  9. LavandaMichelle
    March 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm (5 months ago)

    I never thought of using coconut oil to make chocolate chip cookies. This recipe looks amazing, thanks for sharing.

  10. Athena
    March 31, 2018 at 9:44 am (5 months ago)

    Your cookies look great! I bet they are so delicious. Pinning for later for sure.

  11. EscapeWriters
    March 31, 2018 at 12:21 pm (5 months ago)

    Believe me, I had many chocolate cookies disasters. I hope through your recipe I can make melty cookies.

  12. Aduke Schulist
    April 1, 2018 at 12:00 am (5 months ago)

    Now those look delicous!! I am still trying to perfect my chocolate chip cookie making skills lol

  13. Ada
    April 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm (5 months ago)

    These cookies sound heavenly!

  14. Kahlan Lee
    April 2, 2018 at 9:53 am (5 months ago)

    It looks so delicious. I just don’t know if there is a coconut oil that is solid in our area. coconuts are so expensive in South Korea.

  15. Leigh Anne Borders
    April 2, 2018 at 12:38 pm (5 months ago)

    I am truly not a baker. I love eating the stuff though. My husband does all the baking and cooking so I am definitely going to ask him to make these for me.

  16. Ruthie Ridley
    April 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm (5 months ago)

    I am not a huge fan of coconut but these sounds really good!!

  17. sally
    April 14, 2018 at 8:56 pm (4 months ago)

    Hi! These look great! I am looking at the nutritional info though and want to clarify something. It says serving size is 24, so does that mean the numbers are totals? How about if I just eat one?

    • carissashaw
      April 14, 2018 at 9:09 pm (4 months ago)

      I make my cookies pretty big! So this recipe makes about 24 cookies for me and I consider one cookie to be one serving. But you can make the cookies smaller. You may need to reduce the baking time by a minute.

  18. Maria-Cristina Fuste
    May 5, 2018 at 8:25 am (3 months ago)

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that there’s a typo towards the end of the recipe. I assume that you mean cool on a wire rack instead of cook. I’m not an expert baker, and It took me some time to figure out that I didn’t need to put them back in on a wire rack!!! I’m terrible. I just wanted to let you know in case another lost in space fan gets lost! I will make the cookies tomorrow for a birthday party. They sound delicious!

    • carissashaw
      May 10, 2018 at 4:38 pm (3 months ago)

      Oh wow! Thanks for point that out! It’s always those little typo’s that get me where the word is spelled correctly but just not the right word. Oy vey!


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