I love my Cooking Light subscription.  I really enjoy the photos and the numerous healthier recipes.  In their Septembere 2008 issue, a woman from Anninston, AL submitted this recipe for her favorite low-fat chocolate coconut oatmeal cookies. 

Since I couln’t find it posted anywhere, I thought I’d share it with you here:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Mix everything together in a bowl and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. 

When I was making it, I had to add another egg the dough would combine, but you may find you don’t need it.  I used a small cookie scoop and the cookies came out perfect! 

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They were absolutely delicious with a pleasant coconut and chocolate taste — a perfect combination!  You have to try these!