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Emotional Baking
Emotional Baking
extra coconut chocolate chip cookies.
I’m feeling a little *extra* today. Not the slang “extra” (trying too hard, over the top, excessive, and dramatic), but the “I want a bit more, a little excess, some frill” kind of extra. And it’s so much fun!! The great part about it is it doesn’t have to be complicated or extreme. I’m just looking for a little more…pep. I think I’ll bake...
I'm feeling...
something that takes “a little extra” literally, and adds something a little extra,
something that, with one small ingredient changed, changes the entire tone of the treat,
something that’s sweet, chocolatey, and a little bit *more*,
something that smells like magic’s in the air...
  • I’m extra
  • I’ll bake
  • Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Sweet, Chocolate, Exotic
  • Magic
These cookies look like regular chocolate chip cookies but have an extra coconut taste and scent that gives them a wonderfully exotic, alluring vibe!
coconut chocolate chip cookies.
Print Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes, Bake time: 12 minutes
Makes 24 cookies
  • ½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup (161 g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) white sugar
  • ½ tsp – 1 tsp coconut extract*
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, amber grade
  • 1 ½ cups (232 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (143 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • *for a lesser coconut flavour use the lower value
Let’s get extra...
Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Add the butter to a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the sugars to the butter and mix until creamy.
So far, so good!
Add the coconut extract, egg yolks and maple syrup, mixing well after each addition.
What an amazing scent filling the air!! Extra, indeed!
Fold in the flour, baking soda and salt.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Oh, I can’t wait to try this one!
Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto the baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden brown at the edges.
Yum, yum, yum! Here we go!
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
These cookies have an “on-vacation” vibe that’s cool, fun, and just a little bit extra which is exactly where I want to be!
extra coconut chocolate chip cookies.
extra coconut chocolate chip cookies.
Emotional Baking
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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