Recently I took a 2-day art class from local artist, Monique Carr, a renowned contemporary impressionist painter who teaches online courses as well as in-person classes. During our lunch break her daughter, Marilou, let us sample her famous Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie that uses coconut oil instead of butter. So delicious! I was thrilled that she shared her recipe with me.
Marilou is an energetic, fun, young adult. A recent graduate of Science Hill High School, she will attend the University of Alabama in the fall pursuing a degree in medicine and public health. She is the daughter of Hank and Monique Carr of Johnson City, TN.
Marilou’s Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
½ cup virgin coconut oil
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon iodized salt
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup. In a large bowl mix coconut oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add vanilla and egg. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture in 3 additions. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill dough 1 hour. Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
Published in the News & Neighbor on June 17, 2020.