Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer


Today is the first day of summer.  Can you believe it?  A year ago I still lived in New York.   A year ago I was still single, preparing for my wedding.  Seriously, where does the time go?  This weekend I had some incredible urgings to have chocolate and coconut.  I mean, I am really hard pressed to think of a better food combination.  They I got to thinking about my delicious dough balls that were not the brightest idea to try.  I cannot get them out of my head. 

Somehow I logically thought that a blend of dough balls and coconut and chocolate would make the situation better. I blame Mr. J because he spent the better half of Saturday golfing.  Whenever he goes golfing I end up in the kitchen.  So there blame Mr. J.


I took the Oatmeal Carrot Cookie recipe and made a few minor adjustments.  The end result is heavenly.  They are vegan so snacking on the dough is perfectly acceptable safe.


Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks

Ingredients:
1 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup unrefined (fragrant) coconut oil, warmed until just melted


Directions:


Preheat oven to 375F degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and oats. Add the nuts, coconut, and chocolate. In a separate smaller bowl use a whisk to combine the agave nectar and coconut oil. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.


Eat a bit of the dough for quality control.

Drop onto prepared baking sheets, one level tablespoonful at a time, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake in the top 1/3 of the oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden on top and bottom.

My chocolate chunks were a bit too big for the recipe.  It was hard to form solid balls and some of the cookie exploded a bit when baking.  We cannot all be perfect right?


It is OK though.  I ate destroyed the evidence before anyone noticed.  

16 comments:

  1. Yup, you just can't go wrong with the chocolate and coconut ;) They look delicious!

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  2. wonderful flavor combination..delicious results. Happy Summer!

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  3. whoa, are these at work today? because I need one.

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  4. These look really good, chocolate coconut and oatmeal sounds yummy! Great pics.

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  5. The coconut looks delicious in these! I kinda have a coconut obsession recently :)

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  6. I never would have thought they would look or taste that good - very creative and yummy!!!

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  7. Loving these flavor combinations! Chocolate and coconut are the best!

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  8. Choc and coconut is one of my fav combination yumm yumm

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  9. I will pass this recipe along to our Chocolate Coconut Acolyte.

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  10. My favorite combination! Chocolate, oatmeal, and coconut, yum! The sad : ) thing is I'm the only only one in our house that likes coconut...

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  11. Great recipe...I am always looking for great vegan recipes to make when my vegan friends come over. Thanks!

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  12. Great recipe! I bet with all they were moist and delicious!

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  13. Mmm...these vegan cookies look delicious! Anything with coconut and chocolate and oatmeal gets my attention :)!

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  14. I'm having a hard time trying to go vegan and these cookies might but a smile on my face. Love chocolate and coconut combo.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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