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White Chocolate Coconut Cookies

  • LiveWell360 Staff
  • September 30, 2015

These cookies are definitely one of my favorite playing around in the kitchen recipes. I took my standard chocolate chip cookie recipe and swamped out the chocolate chips for some other add-ins that I had on hand. Some of the best recipes are developed this way!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted organic butter, softened
  • 1 cup natural cane sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup organic light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup organic skim milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes, sweetened
  • cooking spray (I use coconut oil)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray or coat with coconut oil.
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium size bowl.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream the butter using an electric mixer, starting on low speed to soften the butter. Then add the cane sugar and the light brown sugar and increase the speed, beating the mixture until light and fluffy. Next add the egg, milk, and vanilla extract and continue to mix until incorporated thoroughly.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl, mixing until combined. Stir in the white chocolate chunks and coconut.
  5. Spoon onto the oiled baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, checking the cookies after 7 minutes and make sure to rotate the baking sheet for more even browning.
  6. Remove the cookies from the pans immediately and place on cooling rack. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.

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Note: Granted, as you can see by the nutritional information below, these cookies are not exactly low-calorie, but can be enjoyed with a little portion control.

Another reason why I wanted to share this recipe is to illustrate how calorie-expensive cookies really are. It is easy to ignore how many calories you are eating when you truly do not know, but when you take a look at this fairly common base recipe, you can see that a few cookies here and there can add up quite quickly, so use this as a reminder as you are celebrating this holiday season.

Nutritional Info

36 servings = per serving

Calories: 178
Fat: 10 g
Carbs: 21 g
Protein: 2 g

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