Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies

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Did you know that you can bake with coconut oil instead of butter? I did not know. I was almost positive that these cookies were going to be weird, flat, crunchy discs that tasted too coconutty–like sunscreen. Somehow, despite all my misgivings, these cookies are absurdly tasty (and easy to make). The coconut flavor is present, but it allows room for the sharp bite of molasses and the sweet/salty combination of the turbinado sugar and sea salt on top.  The cookie itself is dense and chewy without any of the raw softness that sometimes plagues chocolate chip cookies. I can’t imagine a better result.  Continue reading