Confession: I wrote this post in the summer and am just now barely posting it, hence the bright purple nail polish (I’m currently rockin a dark mauve/burgundy)….my draft section is out of control! My Blog-o-lution (like resolution but for the blog) for 2015 is to get organized! Aka, actually finish the 65 drafts sitting in my folder…..le sigh
I need to give a little background on this cookie before we dive into the food porn though. (Not sure how I feel typing the word porn on my blog….Google, feel free to ignore that little bit)
I found this recipe on Pinterest boating to be the, softest, chewiest, BEST chocolate chip cookie on the planet. I wouldn’t consider myself a connoisseur of chocolate chip cookies or anything, I mean I have a few recipes of my own, here, here, and here….but that’s a pretty bold statement. Like, have you even eaten all the c.c. cookies on the planet? How do you KNOW these are the best, softest, chewiest, most delectable cookies on the planet?
Needing to solve this mystery and never one to turn down a cookie (sorry hips) I assembled my ingredients and realized I didn’t have anything I needed but the coconut oil because that’s normal. So a trip tot he store later and mored determined then ever made these cookies.
I feel like I should have condensed the title of them a bit, but I don’t like my cookies to be deceiving. Like, you’ll know both out of the ordinary ingredients for these cookies before even opening this page. The worst thing ever is clicking on a yummy picture to make it and realizing you don’t have the “special” ingredients for it……Well now that I think about it, don’t I want people clicking to my website? Even if I have to resort to trickery?….I need to ponder on this….
I followed the recipe from Averie Cooks because I have yet to find a bad recipe on her website. Please don’t click over to her site until after you’ve finished looking at all my pictures because once you see hers, mine will look like turds. (porn and turds in one post….this can’t be good…..)
Also disclaimer, if you enjoy more cookie than chip you’re gonna wanna reduce the amount you pour in because it was almost like eating a melted chocolate bar with cookie bits in it. Not complaining, I just actually like to eat a cookie after making cookies….ya dig?
Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- 3/4 cup coconut oil (melted like normal vegetable oil, etc)
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (I only had almond extract)
- 2 cups flour
- one 3.5 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch salt
- one package chocolate chips of choice (remember less is more, unless you’re not me in which case dump the whole thing in and enjoy)
So put together sugars and all wet ingredients first. Then add in dry ingredients. I’m no pro or anything but I have NO idea how the original recipe lady did this with a mixer. Be classy and use your hands. Bake on 350 for about 15 min. (original says 11, mine took 15. Find your happy medium)
Although it was a bit too much chocolate for me, the outrageous claim on Pinterest was not false. These really were the softest chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever eaten. I’m guessing that’s the pudding talkin, but what do I know about food science. Since making these and my Oreo Pudding Cookies, I’m convinced that pudding belongs in my cookies.
Also big shout-out to JB for contributing with the photography this go around. His turned out better then mine so that tells you a little bit about how awesome I am lol. Anyway, take note that the dough looks like sand and you really haveta pack it together and even then some of mine fell apart. I ran out of brown sugar and used more white and maybe that’s why? Who knows.
K, epic cookie novel over. Although these will never be my go-to cookie, they were absolutely delicious and a good change of pace. I doubt I’ll ever make these again, the whole pack like a snowball got old pretty fast. They’d make a really good crust to an ice cream pie though I bet….Hmmm…wheels turning.
Anyone have a “best ever” cookie recipe I need to tackle?
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