Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Yes, another all-time favorite recipe for the all-time favorite cookie! I stumbled upon this "Once Upon a Chef" recipe and knew I had to try it. I'm thinking the secret ingredients are the processed oats and coconut which give the cookie a chewy inside, but a crisp outside. They are delectable! My husband, who doesn't like coconut, really loved these. I used a coffee grinder to pulverize the oatmeal since I don't have a food processor and it worked great."
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Ready In:
25 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350*. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Whisk ground oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until combined, about 40 seconds. Scrape sides of bowl again. Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 20 seconds. Add chocolate chips, coconut and nuts; stir to combine. Do not overmix!
  • Form balls of 1 1/2 tablespoons each and place on parchment-lined cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches between them. (Keep remaining batter cool in refrigerator while first batch bakes.) Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until edges of cookies begin to crisp but centers are still soft, about 13-15 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 1 minute before transferring to cooking racks.

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I am... ~a mother of 2 kids (19 and 22) who are extremely picky eaters. The mere mention of "healthy" sends them running in the opposite direction. They prefer the creamy, cheesy, fried stuff that they weren't brought up on! ~a wife of a wonderful man who fights an expanding waistline and will lovingly eat most anything I set before him. Everything is 5 stars to him. :) He's the easiest customer a cook could ask for! ~a teacher who tends to reach for comfort foods to relieve stress. I am a middle school reading specialist. The miracles I see on a daily basis keeps me going! But it's also stressful, so keep me away from the cookie jar! I really have to fight off the sugary, fat-laden stuff that has no worth beyond the momentary comfort in my mouth. ~and I'm also a daughter who was brought up on home cooked meals back when calories meant nothing and taste was everything! That is an idea built into my system that's hard to shake! My mother raised 8 kids (I'm #7) on her home-cooking and I always teased her that she didn't raise a single skinny kid! I luckily inherited her great love of cooking and baking. (I miss you Mom!) ~finally, I'm "mom" to the best Bichon in the world. He is Quincy, our kid in a dogsuit. He's 13 years old, but still a puppy to us. <img src=> Below are photos I've taken of some of my favorite recipes found on Recipezaar: <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="" height="300" width="400"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" style="float:left;border-width: 0;" ></a><a href="¤t=5b275464.pbw" target="_blank"><img src="" style="float:left;border-width: 0;" ></a> <style>body{background:url("");background-repeat:repeat;}</style>
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