A super Easy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with NO chilling – that gives you crackly topped, chewy in the middle, crunchy on the outside delicious cookies!
Hey! Happy Monday! Did you have an amazing weekend?
I bet you did, because it was absolutely GORGEOUS (at least where I was!) yesterday, super sunny and warm. I hope you made the most of it?
GREAT news – if you’ve been searching for a FOOLPROOF chocolate chip cookie recipe that makes a cookie that looks and tastes fantastic, you are in the RIGHT place!
These cookies – whoa boy! I have finally, after So. Many. Attempts! cracked the code for cookies that are chewy in the middle, crunchy on the edge and crackly-topped. Like these beauties!🍪 The best thing? These cookies need ZERO chilling time! You can have amazing cookies in less than thirty minutes. Life changing!
Anatomy of a Cookie
This Easy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe uses coconut oil in place of butter. Coconut oil used in baking doesn’t give coconut-flavoured cookies – in fact, it really helps the other ingredients to shine through!
You’ll probably remember if you’ve visited my blog before, that I’m obsessed with finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ve tried SO MANY. I’ve chilled my dough for 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours. I’ve tried bread flour, cornflour and rye flour. I’ve eaten A LOT of cookie dough.
But now I’ve finally found that the answer isn’t necessarily in the INGREDIENTS or the chilling time, it was in the METHOD! This cookie making method is very different than the one you’re probably familiar with!
Instead of creaming butter and (or coconut oil in this case!) together and adding eggs, flour and chocolate chips, here we’ll melt together the coconut oil with the brown sugar and then once everything is a liquid, we’ll beat it along with the eggs, on high speed in the bowl of a stand mixer until we have a light, mousse like mixture.
And that my friends, is cookie magic.
Though you could chill (or freeze) some of the dough if you don’t want to make the cookies straight away, baking them immediately with zero chilling (and it was also a super warm day when I made them) also produces PERFECT results.
And such a pretty cookie!
Note – though I’ve made these with coconut oil, you can substitute with the same amount of unsalted butter, and use the exact same method.
- 180g coconut oil
- 200g light brown sugar
- 65g caster sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 2 medium free range eggs
- pinch salt
- 300g plain flour
- 350g chocolate chips - milk, dark, white or a combination of all three!
- sea salt flakes (to sprinkle on top)
- Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan. Line three large baking trays with silicone baking mats, or parchment paper and set aside.
- In the microwave, melt the coconut oil in a large heatproof bowl until it's completely liquid. Allow it to cool while you measure out the remaining ingredients, and get your stand mixer or beater ready. Pour the coconut oil into the bowl of the stand mixer, and add the two types of sugar. Beat the mixture on high speed for 3 minutes, until it's lightened in colour and grown in volume.
- Stop the mixer and add the two eggs and vanilla to the mixture. Beat on high speed for another 2-3 minutes, then switch to the lowest speed possible and add the salt, flour and chocolate chips. At this point, stop the mixer and scrape down the blade, and use a spatula to get down to the bottom of the bowl and make sure everything is completely incorporated.
- To shape the cookies, use clean hands to grab satsuma sized balls of dough, then roll them into a ball. Pop onto your baking tray, at least 3 inches apart, and pat each ball down a little, then put a few more chocolate chips on top along with the flakes of salt.
- Bake your cookies for 13 minutes if you like soft inside cookies, or 15 if you prefer crunchier cookies. Keep a close eye on them as your oven may run hot - they should be JUST BARELY browned on the outside. Even if you don't think they're done, take them out of the oven and let them cool on the tray for an hour - don't try to move them before this time as they won't be firm enough to pick up.
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