Alberta Cancer Foundation

Chocolate Chip Cookies with a twist

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup margarine (using this instead of butter makes the recipe vegan)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 regular-sized package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (the recipe is vegan if no milk or animal products are used as a chocolate ingredient)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp plain apple sauce (may adjust amount to taste or preferred consistency)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift and mix dry ingredientstogether.Cream sugar and margarine together in a large bowl.
  2. Dissolve baking soda completely in hot water then pour into creamed mixture and stir until blended.
  3. Add apple sauce to creamed mixture.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
  5. Add chocolate chips gradually and stir until evenly distributed.
  6. Make a tablespoon-sized cookie ball with a spoon to check the mixture’s consistency. If the mixture is firm and damp (not soaking), then you can place it on a baking sheet (no need to grease the pan). Slightly press the top of the dough ball down with a fork. Do not flatten. Repeat until all the dough is used. Provide space between cookies as they will spread out slightly while cooking.
  7. If the mixture is still dry, flaky and not keeping its ball shape, add more apple sauce to the mixture in very small amounts, 1/2 tsp, for example.
  8. Place in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. Let cool slightly before taking a bite of deliciousness!