This is a variation on the sugar cookie using coconut oil. It tastes similar to a shortbread cookie, but they are very moist and delicious. Roll tops of cookies in sugar and/or colored sugar before baking for a festive treat. Cinnamon and sugar works well, too.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet lightly.

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  • Beat sugar, butter, and coconut oil together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda gradually; mix until dough just comes together. Mix dough with hands to fully incorporate ingredients. Roll dough into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart onto baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookie tops are cracked, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Parchment paper can be used in place of greasing the baking sheet, if desired.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

245.3 calories; 2.4 g protein; 29.3 g carbohydrates; 53.7 mg cholesterol; 127.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
I infuse coconut oil with medical marijuana then bake with it. This is a yummy and easy recipe for coconut oil. I can eat 2 cookies at bedtime and it helps me stay asleep Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2018
For some reason mine had a slight flavor of burnt egg. Still pretty good though and a great flavor. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
I infuse coconut oil with medical marijuana then bake with it. This is a yummy and easy recipe for coconut oil. I can eat 2 cookies at bedtime and it helps me stay asleep Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
I infuse coconut oil with medical marijuana then bake with it. This is a yummy and easy recipe for coconut oil. I can eat 2 cookies at bedtime and it helps me stay asleep Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2016
I'm a bit of a cookie snob, and the cookies were awesome! First batch came out perfect. I used raw sugar buy almost melting the butter/coconut and mixing in the sugar. Let it sit hot for like five mins most, then mix in yokes and vanilla. Kinda looked like soft caramel and mixed nicely into a wet sandy dough. I was a bit worried but it held its form while i rolled some into a raw sugar/cinnamon mix. Like a shortcake cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2016
These are very tasty. I'm trying to find more recipes using coconut oil. My husband doesn't like the taste of coconut oil in some foods but I think it is disguised in these cookies although i did roll them in cinnamon sugar. None the less they are delicious enjoying one right now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2018
I also used cannabis infused coconut oil and they re delicious. Baffled as to how big your walnuts are. I ended up with 32 cookies. Actually 33 but I ate the batter for the last one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2017
they were amazing and very tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
Will definitely make again. These are rich and decadent cookies. I m usually a shortbread girl using all butter. But this half and half ratio with virgin organic unrefined coconut oil and butter is a big difference to me! Smells great and tastes yummy! So now I m going to dip them in some shiny royal icing! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/10/2018
For some reason mine had a slight flavor of burnt egg. Still pretty good though and a great flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2017
We used 1/2 wheat flour and kerrygold grass fed cow butter which has way more flavor than basic butter in my opinion. These cookies are really good!! Some sugar cookies are kind of boring. These had extra level yumminess. I think the coconut oil brings out more butter flavor! It wasn't coconutty at all. They were absolutely delicious. I think this is my go to sugar cookie recipe now. The dough is crumbly though so don't expect to easily roll it out for cutter cookies though we made it work for fun shapes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2017
Turned out nice and tender. I rolled half in cinnamon sugar and the other half in lavender sugar. These would be good for a tea party. Read More