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White Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Coconut Oil (No Butter!)
The White Chocolate Chip cookies made from this recipe are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! I made them at about 12:30am on a cold winter night!! My sweet-tooth always hits late at night and it seems like the later I bake the better it tastes lol!!
Anywho, at that time of the night, I was NOT going to the grocery store! I looked in my pantry and I had absolutely no macadamia nuts,which i thought was the least of my concerns!
I’m not so crazy about nuts in cookies anyways so I decided to make the cookies with white chocolate — sans the macadamia nuts. I was sooo happy that I had all of the ingredients right in my fridge to whip up a quick batch!! I went to take my butter and egg out of the fridge and came to the harsh reality that….
I did not have any BUTTER!!!!
I honestly couldn’t believe this!
I usually keep butter ON DECK….But for some reason, today just wasn’t my day lol!!! So many things happened on that day that made me want to SCREAM (flat tire, serger problems ), but in the end they all worked out. The cookies that I made from this recipe were NO exception!
So what did I do?
I definitely didn’t brave the cold harsh Atlanta weather if that’s what you thought!!
I improvised!! I had coconut oil sitting on my counter already melted becuase of how warm and cozy it was in my home.
I substituted the Coconut oil to Butter 1:1.
The cookies came out amazingly soft and moist and were delicious! I couldn’t really taste the coconut oil, so I’m not sure if it made a difference as far as flavor!
I have always read that coconut oil is a healthier alternative to other oils that we use like butter. So if you are feeling guilty about these cookies, you can at least use that fact to help you sleep at night! lol.
White Chocolate Chip Cookies
The cookies made from this recipe are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 an egg
- 1/2 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract (or regular vanilla extract)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon hot water
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4.4 ounces of White Chocolate (Lindt is my favorite brand!)
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil , melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cream together the coconut oil, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop spoonfuls (I used an ice cream scoop) onto a wax paper lined cookie tray.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned. Do not over bake!! They bake as they cool down outside the oven because they are really really hot!!