Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tropical Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I was saying in my Tropical Traditions Product Review post that can be seen here... Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies-but sometimes they can get a little boring! (shh... don't tell my mother - aka the queen of chocolate chip cookies that I said that!) I decided to jazz up my mother's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe but giving it a little hint of the islands :) 


I don't know about you but I love summer-and everything that goes along with it! Sun, sand, surf (ok...I live in the Midwest and don't see much sand or surf-but it's still fun to dream!) I especially love summery foods... grilling, cold drinks, and sweet treats! This cookie recipe is what happens when Mr. Chocolate Chip Cookie decides to take a vacation to Honolulu!

Ingredients (Makes over 7 dozen cookies) :
-2 cups coconut oil
-1 cup white sugar
-2 cups brown sugar
-4 eggs
-2 tsp. baking soda
-1 1/2 tsp. salt
-2 tsp. vanilla
-1 cup chocolate chips
-1 cup coconut flakes (optional-but very delicious!)
-6 cups flour (can use whole wheat pastry flour)


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350* 
2. Mix all ingredients (except flour and chocolate chips) in a large mixer
3. Slowly add flour and chips
4. Place teaspoon size dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet
5. Bake around 10 minutes (cookies should not be browned at all!)




Soft, chewy, moist, sun-kissed goodness!

Mmm! Just when I thought nothing could beat a chocolate chip cookie this little tropical treat comes along!

Be sure to sign up for my contest to win some Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil here!


38 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmm These cookies look super yummy!
    The recipe is quite different and I'd love to try it

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    1. Thanks! Different-yes; delicious-yes! :) Be sure to check out my Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil review post (can be found my clicking on the Tropical Traditions name in the first paragraph) to enter to win some of your own coconut oil!

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  2. Such a fantastic idea to add coconut oil and coconut flakes! I'll have to give this a try myself.

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    1. Well thank you :)I'd love for you to check out my Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil review post (can be found my clicking on the Tropical Traditions name in the first paragraph) to enter to win some of your own coconut oil!

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  3. Wow coconut oil???! I bet that tastes fantastic!!! What a wonderful idea! Look good too!

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  4. It really does...I couldn't get my hands out of the dough bowl! :P Thanks! If you'd like-it'd be great for you to check out my Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil review post (can be found my clicking on the Tropical Traditions name in the first paragraph) to enter to win some of your own coconut oil!

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  5. Looks yummy!! I will have to cut down the sugar, no one here would eat them if I added that much. They would say they are too sweet, we have dialed down our sugar intake so much! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! If you reduce the sugar let me know how they turn out! :) Be sure to get yourself signed up for the coconut oil giveaway!

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  6. Great dish. I found this through Turning the Clock Back's What's Cooking Wednesday. I have linked in an attempt at meatballs. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thanks for looking! I'll have to check into those meatballs! Be sure to check out my review for Tropical Traditions coconut oil and register for your chance at winning yourself some!

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  7. Yum!Yum!Yum! I'll take a dozen! Visiting from WOW Me Wednesday :)

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    1. I wish I could send every reader some! :) You should check out my giveaway for coconut oil and enter to win!

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    1. Thank you! :) Be sure to enter to win my contest for coconut oil! There are so many things you can do with it-including these cookies! :)

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  9. I love cooking with coconut oil! isn't it a fantastic thing?! your recipe sounds awesome!!!

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    1. I do too! Every time I open the jar I can't help but smile! :) If you love coconut oil-sign up to win some free coconut oil (see the bottom of this recipe post!) Thanks!

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  10. Coconut oil so is great, isn't it? These sound like a delicious upgrade to the basic chocolate chip cookie!

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    1. It is amazing! Have you signed up to win the contest to get some free coconut oil on my site?

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  11. Yum... tropical cookies!! Sounds and looks delicious!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  12. Isn't everything more fun when it's tropical?! :) Be sure to check out my giveaway of coconut oil!

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  13. Love this! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_19.html

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    1. I linked up! Thanks :) Be sure to enter the coconut oil giveaway! Who wouldn't want free coconut oil?!

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  14. Hey this looks really good. Have to try it soon

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  15. Hi! Visiting from My Romantic home. I LOVE coconut.. and these look delish! Never thought about using it in chocolate chip cookies. Defiantly going to try this one soon!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party! :)
    http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/07/financial-friday-review-giveaway.html

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    1. Thank you! I linked up! Great party :) Be sure to enter my coconut oil giveaway!

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  16. Mmmmm! These look delish! Visiting from jugglingactmama.blogspot.com - found you on Delicately Constructed Fridays :)

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    1. Thanks! Be sure to enter the coconut oil giveaway - link at the bottom of this recipe post!

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  17. Yum! This sounds like a tropical party for my taste buds!

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  18. I just love the ingredients for this cookie, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. These look amazing. I love using coconut oil in baking.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-and-smart-solutions.html

    Have a great day!

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    1. I linked up! Thanks :) You should enter my coconut oil giveaway!

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  20. Oh wow, those look wonderful! I love chocolate chip cookies too, but sometimes want something a little different and these look to fit the bill. Definitely going to try them very soon!

    Found you through Be Different Act Normal. Glad I did!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoy them :) Have you signed up for the coconut oil giveaway?

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  21. I really got to try and make cookies with coconut oil now. Never thought of mixing these two before. Thanks for the idea!I just found your blog through the simply link party!

    -Milynn
    Love and Whimsy

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    1. Coconut oil is great for sweet treats! You should be sure and register to win my coconut oil giveaway!

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  22. Would this dough be good for frozen dough gifts (for winter)?
    Thank you for sharing this at our party: http://www.FineCraftGuild.com
    Hope to see you again later today! ~ Rose

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