And the best part? This recipe makes 40ish cookies. So while you might be sad you're using half a jar of coconut oil in them, they'll last a long time!
- 1 cup melted coconut oil (or two sticks of softened butter if you can have it!)
- 2 cups brown sugar (can do light or dark - make sure to press it down into the cup while measuring)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 teaspoon salt (I actually used a little more)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips, optional
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Beat the coconut oil and brown sugar together in a large bowl until the brown sugar is totally saturated and looks like small clumps of sand.
- Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating in between.
- Add in the vanilla and mix.
- Combine the flour, salt and baking soda in another bowl - mix well.
- Pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture and beat it until the mixture looks nice and creamy.
- Dump in the old fashioned oats (and chocolate chips and/or nuts!) and stir using a spatula.
- Stir in the fridge until the oven is preheated.
- Once preheated, use a tablespoon measure to scoop out rounded spoonful. I like to roll mine into balls.
- Place the dough on a baking tray about two inches apart.
- Bake 13-15 minutes, or until starting to brown around the edges.
- Cool on wire racks and enjoy!
P.S. Try not to eat too many in one setting. They're so rich you'll sugar crash in no time. :)