Healthier Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies

Healthier Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies – These are estimated to be 150 calories. I love that the recipe calls for ordinary ingredients, and no refined sugar, butter or oil!

Eight healthier dark chocolate coconut oil cookies with chocolate chips on a cooling rack.
A few weeks ago while I was testing batches of the healthier fudgy brownies I shared last week, I inadvertently discovered an awesome healthier coconut oil cookie recipe!

I took my original healthier brownie recipe and started tweaking it – adding more flour, scaling back the coconut oil and formed the dough into cookies and it was magic!

And cookies aren’t cookies without chocolate chips, so I was able to cut back on the amount of honey I used to sweeten the batter and add in some chocolate chips!

Healthy dark chocolate coconut oil cookies in a bowl with small pieces of chocolate.
What I Used For These Healthier Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies

The whole goal was to create a healthier chocolate cookie with ordinary ingredients. I touched on this in the healthier fudge brownie post too, but I don’t want to have to buy special ingredients for a single recipe. So I used what I had in my pantry and got creative about healthier alternatives!

Honey for granulated sugar
coconut oil for butter or oil
dark chocolate for semi-sweet or milk chocolate (a little healthier – I know dark chocolate still has sugar in it!)

Homemade dark chocolate coconut oil cookies on a cooling rack next to a bowl full of chocolate.
My favorite way to eat these Healthier Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies is to heat them up in the microwave for 8 seconds so the chocolate chips get a little melty!

The cookies are estimated to be 150 calories each if you split the batter into 12 cookies. These are definitely a healthier alternative when compared to our triple chocolate drop cookies.

A bitten out of healthier dark chocolate coconut oil cookie on top of other cookies in a plate.
Baking Time Tips

As for the baking time, I’ll give you some guidelines..

16-18 minutes in the oven will give you perfectly baked cookies – not gooey, but fully baked
14-16 minutes in the oven will give you more of a fudgy texture

The cookies are best the day they are baked, but you can always pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up if you keep them around for a few days!

Stack of healthier dark chocolate coconut oil cookies.

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For a step-by-step of how to make this healthier dark chocolate coconut oil cookies recipe, watch this short video:

Healthier Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies

Total Time: 30 minutes

These healthier dark chocolate coconut oil cookies are estimated to be 150 calories. I love that the recipe calls for ordinary ingredients, and no refined sugar, butter or oil!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 oz dark chocolate (if using dark chocolate chips that's 6 tbsp)
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil and dark chocolate. If using a dark chocolate bar, break into smaller pieces. Stir occasionally until completely melted.
  3. In a small bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir together.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, honey and melted coconut oil chocolate mixture. Stir with a spatula until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture and the 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips to the chocolate mixture and stir by hand just until combined.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to drop the batter onto the lined baking sheet. I divided the batter into 12 balls.
  7. Bake for 16-18 minutes for a perfectly baked cookie, bake for 14-16 minutes for a fudgier cookie.
  8. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes, then remove them from the baking sheet. Store in an air tight container.
This recipe turned out great using gluten free flour too! We love King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour.
These healthier dark chocolate coconut oil cookies are estimated to be 150 calories. I love that the recipe calls for ordinary ingredients, and no refined sugar, butter or oil!
These healthier dark chocolate coconut oil cookies are estimated to be 150 calories. I love that the recipe calls for ordinary ingredients, and no refined sugar, butter or oil!

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4 comments

  1. Mmm these sound so good! It’s snowing here today so I’m looking for something to bake!

  2. This recipe didn’t turn out very well for me. They tasted fine, but the cookies didn’t flatten out like a normal cookie would in the oven, they stayed in the same shape the whole time and came out looking clumpy and weird. Also, since I was looking for them to flatten out and they never did, I overbaked them! Not sure if I did something wrong or what. The batter was really thick and there was clumps of salt in the cookies that didn’t get mixed in well enough. I probably wouldn’t make these again. 

    • Hi Hannah! I’m sorry you didn’t like them. They definitely won’t flatten out like normal cookies, mine are puffy in the photos!

  3. I made these, very easy to make, look exactly as yours. Have to say not bad, not overly choclately though.

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