Anyone who knows me can tell you that out of all the dessert foods out there, cookies are my all-time favorite. Namely, a really soft, chewy, melt-in-your mouth chocolate chip cookie. My taste buds are tingling just thinking about it!
But while my heart may belong to the classic chocolate chip confection, it’s always fun to experiment with new, somewhat healthier takes on the kitchen staple. This past weekend, I tried my had at these oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies that I came across on Pinterest (once again…I’m an addict). They’re from a blog called Averie Cooks, which I’ve come to find has an incredible assortment of original, mouth-watering recipes!
Now, before I go on to tell you about how mind-blowingly good these cookies were, I should tell you that I some adjustments to the recipe. The original calls for 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, but we have come to substitute coconut sugar in our house, so we just used that. Also, we used gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats, as that is what we had in the house. Similarly, we used 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, even though the recipe called for sweetened. We had a huge bag sitting in our fridge, and have found that unsweetened is plenty sweet on its own! Finally, before I forget, we prefer to use dark chocolate for baking, so opted for dark chocolate chips, as opposed to the semi-sweet recommended. No major changes, just thought I would clue you all in!
Okay, okay, so after I bored you with all the technical recipe stuff, I’m sure you’re all probably wondering: How in the world did these things taste?! Fear not, mes amis! They were delicious. Like, actually probably some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. Which is saying something. Because I like cookies.