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Stirring Up Ideas In The Kitchen

chocolate chip cookies

plate of loaded chocolate chip cookies

No matter what kind of baker you are, or how regularly you pull out your flour and butter, having a great chocolate chip cookie recipe in your arsenal is a must. And when that go-to recipe also includes dried fruit, coconut, and a lot less butter than comparable cookies, well, you can pull it out to share with family and friends for almost any occasion. This recipe for Coconut, Cranberry, and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, which features all of the flavors that you love in a chocolate chip cookie but also includes a few ingredients that make it almost healthful, is a favorite in our house. We love to share them, gift them, and eat them on Sunday afternoons curled up with a few good books.

ready to bake cookie dough

I love this cookie recipe primarily because the end result tastes so good, but there are other aspects that make it one that I turn to again and again. Here are a few:

  • It comes together in one bowl, so you won’t feel like you’re washing dishes for hours after you’re done baking.
  • They somehow only require 1/2 of a stick of butter, which seems amazing compared with the other chocolate chip cookie recipe we make regularly which uses 2 sticks.
  • The inclusion of dried fruit, coconut, and oats makes them chewy—but the butter and sugar ensures that they also have crisp edges. It’s the best of both worlds!
  • The batch makes plenty to share or keep on hand for a while since they store nicely. This batch filled 2.5 quart-sized mason jars, so we were able to gift some to friends for the holidays (and enjoy some in our own house).

easy cookies with dried fruit and chocolate

I didn’t change much about this recipe from the original apart from leaving out the walnuts and doubling the dried fruit. I used dried cranberries instead of cherries since that’s what my local store had, but the results are really similar, so use what you like best. (You can also use raisins or snipped dried apricots or dates.) You may also want to add a bit more chocolate than the recipe calls for, but I’ll leave that executive decision up to you.

Find the full recipe for Coconut, Cranberry, and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies right here.

Confession: I am a cookie dough lover. Obsessed actually. I know you’re not “supposed” to eat the dough because of the raw egg, etc. but it is way too tempting. When I saw these no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles on BHG that contained no egg I was sold. This recipe is super easy to make and is quite the crowd pleaser. I made them for a few friends and they were gone within minutes!

No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make these yummy truffles.

  • 1/3cup butter, softened
  • 1/3cup packed brown sugar
  • 1tablespoon vanilla
  • 1cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (for dipping)
Find the instructions for this recipe here.

These truffles only took about 5 minutes to whip up and then 30 minutes to freeze. Seriously perfect for a last minute treat.

Once they were frozen I decided to make things easy and melt chocolate chips in the microwave. The trick to getting the chocolate smooth is to hold the ball with a fork and tap off the excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. Then lay them on wax paper and allow them to harden.

No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

I topped these truffles off with a little sea salt which added the perfect touch. Seriously divine! Throw these truffles in a ziplock bag (if there is any left) and place them in the freezer for whenever you need a little late night snack. ;)

These no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles will definitely be made again. Easy and delicious…can’t beat that! Find the full recipe here.

Here’s a pinnable image so you can save this recipe.

No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

Happy baking! xo- Jamielyn

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