Peanut Butter and Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are a cinch to throw together, and bake up chewy, chocolatey, and golden. They’re also just dandy if you’re craving raw cookie dough and want to indulge in a snap. I developed this recipe because my guy loves peanut butter and I love coconut, but neither of us are super fond of the other’s preference. Both flavors are detectable, but not overpowering. The peanut butter gives a savory richness and the coconut gives a sweet, buttery essence to the cookie. They live in harmony and still let the chocolate shine. Good times, I say, when you can compromise on sweets. Recipe and photo contributed by Ashlee Piper, from The Little Foxes.
Makes: 18 cookies
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup vegan granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375º F.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or the microwave. Once melted, stir the vanilla extract. Add mixture to the larger bowl’s dry mixture. Stir until slightly assimilated.
One by one, add peanut butter, coconut, and chocolate chips, following with even portions of the water as you go. Mix until the dough is firm enough to work with and the chips, peanut butter, and coconut flakes are distributed throughout the dough.
Roll dough into 1 1/4 inch ball,s spacing them out on two parchment-lined cookie pans.
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes. 8 minutes for a softer cookie, 12 minutes for a crunchy cookie.
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Ashlee Piper is a governmental strategist, writer, and wellness coach living in Chicago. She owns All Is Wellness, a boutique plant-based lifestyle consultancy, and manages the Vegucated Schoolhouse Online Community, a free space that offers expert advice and support to thousands of people in transition to veganism. Her writing can be found in Ecorazzi, Reader’s Digest, Our Hen House, and Girlie Girl Army, and on her own vegan food and style website, The Little Foxes.