One of the very first recipes I wrote down as a young cook was this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, painstakingly copied from an Aunt’s handwritten copy. For a long time it was the ONLY recipe I would use but like everything in life, it eventually needed a makeover. Enter my new and IMPROVED Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Sugar!
Coconut Sugar can be used in place of brown sugar in all your favourite recipes and the results in these Chocolate Chip Cookies were amazing. I quietly made them without telling my girls I was adding a new twist to one of their favourites. The result? Two dozen cookies decimated in less than 24 hours. To be fair, their father helped. A lot.
Coconut sugar is 100% natural and doesn’t contain any artificial flavours and preservatives. It is also not chemically altered in any way, which is something that makes me feel good about using it. Coconut sugar has a rich caramel note, which could be why my oldest daughter thought these Chocolate Chip Cookies tasted like turtles.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Made with Coconut Sugar
Preheat oven to 375.
Stir flour, salt and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
In a small bown, mix 2 tbsps of the dry ingredients with the chocolate chips and walnuts and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, and then add coconut sugar gradually beating until creamy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients, mixing well.
Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Cool before removing from pan and serve.
Don’t rely on coconut Sugar just for baking though. It’s also delicious in coffee and tea (Remember! Rich caramel flavour! YUM!), and it’s equally delicious in chocolate desserts and Asian dishes.
I found coconut sugar at my local grocery store, but now order it on Amazon, alongside my regular stevia fix. Finding alternatives for regular sugar are key for a healthier lifestyle for me, since we now know the long term implications of excessive sugar consumption. Coconut Sugar, and Stevia Blends uses only all natural ingredients —no fillers, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or chemicals!
A new year is a great time to try new things. Try this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Sugar and tell me if you don’t love them! If you have another recipe where you substitute coconut sugar, let me know. I’d love to try it.