It’s Homemade Cookie Day! What better way to celebrate than going through old recipes and whipping up a few batches of delicious homemade cookies – yum! My husband and I are cookie fanatics and I personally love making them from scratch.
My secret ingredient for all baking now is using coconut oil as a substitute for butter or vegetable oil. You would never be able to tell the difference in a recipe and all my cookies always come out so soft and flavorful now.
To use coconut oil in any recipe, simply swap it out in a 1:1 ratio. As a tip, if the recipe would call for softened butter or melted butter, use the same consistency of coconut oil.
Coconut oil liquefies at 76 degrees and higher, so you can melt it in the microwave or over the stove. To achieve a softened consistency, place the desired amount of coconut oil into the fridge for 5-10 minutes and this will do the trick!
Here are a few of my favorite cookie recipes that you can choose from to make a batch of homemade cookies for this sweet occasion:
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cookies – Sea salt, pumpkin, and caramel come together to make one addicting batch of cookies! I love pumpkin anything, so it’s hard for me to not keep going back for more of these chewy cookies. For added sweetness, you can try putting mini chocolate chips into the batter.
Monster Cookies – This cookie recipe is so fun to involve your little ones in. It seems that all kids like M&M cookies and the additional chocolate chips are a yummy bonus.
Peanut Butter Blossoms – Peanut butter blossoms are one of my favorite cookies, especially around the Holidays. There’s nothing better than placing the Hershey’s Kisses on top of the cookie when fresh out of the oven, which will slowly melt into the cookie – my favorite part!
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – My husband is an oatmeal cookie fanatic and this recipe will definitely come out chewy. There’s something about combining coconut oil and oats that is so good. This is another cookie which you can add chocolate chips to if desired.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Going back to tradition, here’s a simple recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but we just replaced the chips with chunks. Feel free to use traditional chocolate chips, but the bigger, the better!
Hopefully you’ll find a recipe or two to add to your baking list tonight to celebrate this sweet occasion. Serve cookies with a glass of milk or almond milk and enjoy!