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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

Megan Calipari
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil are SO soft! And these dairy free chocolate chip cookies can be frozen before or after baking!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Cookies


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Baking Sheet


  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil, room temperature See note!
  • 1 ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Molasses not blackstrap
  • 2 tablespoon Ground Flax
  • 6 tablespoon Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 ¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¾ teaspoon Kosher Salt ½ teaspoon if using fine grain salt
  • 1 ¼ Cups Chocolate Chips I used Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Flakey Sea Salt, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350* F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a small bowl, combine flax, water and vanilla. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a large with with a wooden spoon or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream coconut oil, sugar and molasses until well combined, scraping the bowl down as necessary.
  • Add the flax mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Next, add flour, baking soda and salt and stir until everything is just combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir to distribute.
  • Using a greased ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop 6 cookie dough mounds evenly spaced onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Don't flatten them at all!
  • Sprinkle with flakey sea salt if you wish and bake in a 350* oven for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies start to set around the edge.
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  • Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
  • Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze up to a month.


The coconut oil should be soft and scoopable, but not liquid!
I used refined coconut oil so my cookies didn't taste like coconut, but I have also made these cookies with unrefined coconut oil and they are delightful with a slight coconut flavor!  
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, coconut oil, coconut oil cookies, Dairy free cookies