Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 2, 2011

Author Notes: The first time I made this dessert was for a mixed bunch of folks (dietarily, that is.) Since then, it's become my go-to dessert any time I need to appeal to a large mix of people: adult, kid, vegan, lactose-intolerant alike... this cookie is the ultimate people pleaser. They're simple, crunchy with a soft middle, and never fail to induce salivating from guests.

p.s. - the slightly more healthy full post is available here:

Makes: 2 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour (feel free to sub gluten-free or whole wheat)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (dark chocolate, if you're doing vegan)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, optional
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup coconut or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon molasses, optional
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flours, baking powder, chips, and nuts in a large mixing bowl and create a well in the center.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine sugar, oil, vanilla, water, and molasses (if desired) and mix well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry; do not over-mix!
  5. Spoon drops of dough onto cookie sheet and mold into desired shape.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, then switch racks and rotate trays 180 degrees. Bake another 6-7 minutes.
  7. Demolish.

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Trees September 17, 2013
Just made these! Used 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted in the microwave) and subbed rice milk for the water. Also added 1/2 tsp salt. They turned out great! I found that 13 minutes was the ideal baking time.