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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Loaded)

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These loaded chocolate chip cookies are perfect for the cookie jar!


Units Scale

1/4 lb softened butter (1 stick or 8 T)

3/4 c packed brown sugar

1 egg

2 Tablespoons vanilla extract

3/4 c coarsely chopped pitted dates

1 c all purpose flour

1/2 t baking soda

3/4 t coarse salt

1/4 t baking powder

1/2 c shredded coconut (Mine wasn’t sweetened but that should work also.)

1/2 c granola (See note above)

3/4 c coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted or not

1 3/4 c chocolate chips (I used large bittersweet chips, but feel free to use your faves.)


Preheat oven to 350.

In a stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the vanilla and egg and beat well.

Stir in the dates and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, to soften the dates.

Then beat at high speed for three minutes or until light brown and creamy.

Combine flour, salt, baking soda and powder in a large measuring cup. Stir with a fork and add to mixing bowl.

Blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in coconut, nuts and chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoons onto parchment  or a lightly greased baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake in a 350 degree oven until lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes.

Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a rack before storing.

These will keep at least a week if you don’t eat them all!


Choose a granola without nuts if you can. Also make sure you like the flavor of the granola!

No granola? I believe oats will suffice though I haven’t tried them!