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

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


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.  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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...

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

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

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

  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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