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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Coconut Oil

I love baking with coconut oil because it boasts a ton of health benefits, and bakes up exactly like butter. Only, with a rich, sweet flavor that you simply can’t get from any other oil. This simple recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies is divinely easy and terrifically tasty. And, it’s chock full of good stuff, too!

Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/4 cup coconut oil (softened)
1 egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Coach’s Oats (or old-fashioned oats)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon real vanilla
1 cup spelt flour
1 1/2 cups Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips

Directions:
In a stand mixer, beat the coconut oil, egg, and sugar together. Add the oats, salt, vanilla, and spelt flour (you can also use whole wheat pastry flour, which can be purchased in the bulk bins at Whole Foods). Mix 1 cup of chocolate chips into the dough. Roll into large (2″ cookie balls) and press additional chocolate chips onto the top of the cookie. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until the cookies have flattened and set. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.

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