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.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 29.3g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 53.7mg; sodium 127.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

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
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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
(39)
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
(9)
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
(3)
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
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2019
Super light and fluffy! Now, I ran out of white sugar so in the end I wound up using only about 3/4 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, which has made it a little extra sweet. Also I used salted butter rather than unsalted. Since it didn’t specify in the recipe, I assumed that was fine— And it was! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2017
they were amazing and very tasty 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
09/11/2020
I was a little low on coconut oil so I added a little extra butter, also I had essence of Pandan so I used that rather than vanilla. I got rave reviews for them!! Everyone who tries them loves them! Perfectly soft in the center, great coconut and butter flavor! Definitely will be a regular cookie I will make!! Read More