These yummy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are naturally gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free making any day special, even when there’s baking involved.
It’s a sunny Sunday in the California Desert and I got up especially early today to do something extra special for Michael. He loves chocolate chip cookies so I thought I’d surprise him by making a batch of these Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. The last thing I wanted to do was to turn the oven on in the heat of the day, hence getting up extra early so I could bake in comfort.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’ve baked a lot of cookies in my day but this is the first time I’ve attempted a vegan version. Because I’m brand new at vegan baking, I used a recipe in the Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon for her Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I altered it a little to make it my own, of course and I don’t know how hers turned out, but mine were absolutely fabulous.
I have had a sweet tooth for days and last week when I went shopping, I decided I was going to try two desserts this week, these Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies being one of them. I bought enough Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips (which are dairy, nut and soy free) to also make brownies. More on that in a later post. Now let’s get back to these Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Making these cookies gave me a chance to use my brand new Kitchen Aid Mixer that a friend gave me from an estate sale. Can you imagine getting a free Kitchen Aid Mixer that is in perfect, mint condition? What a find and thank you Bobbi Ann!
If you decide to make these Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies this summer, make sure you get up extra early like I did. See you in the kitchen!