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Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Sugar + Giveaway!

8/28/12

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  I'm still here!  With child!  Faking enthusiasm!  Baking cookies!


Baking very, very tasty cookies, I might add.  Recently, I was sent some wonderful products from Madhava Natural Sweeteners - products that provide alternatives to highly processed sugars and artificial sweeteners.  Pure Honey, Agave Nectar in all sorts of flavors (including vanilla and maple) and Organic Coconut Sugar.  I was particularly interested in trying out the sugar, which is described as mild and sweet in flavor, gluten free, vegan and the perfect all-natural one-to-one replacement for refined sugars.  Baking time!  More exclamation marks!


I tried it out in a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, adding some flaked sea salt on top because that makes everything better.  I substituted granulated sugar with coconut sugar but still added some organic brown sugar resulting in THE softest cookie I've ever tasted.  And because the coconut sugar is milder, it's not overly sweet.  Of course I added buckets of chocolate chips - but it's all about balance, right?  

*Update: the coconut sugar does not = coconut flavor, FYI*

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Sugar
(Makes 2 dozen)
Printable Recipe

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup Madhava Organic Coconut Sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups bread flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Sea salt for sprinkling on top

Preheat oven to 375.  In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and both sugars until smooth.  Add vanilla and eggs, and beat until combined.  In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda and salt.  Add to wet ingredients and beat until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded spoonful (or I like to use an ice cream scooper) onto parchment-lined baking sheets.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just golden around the edges.


Now for the Giveaway!
Madhava is giving away a basket, $50 in value, that will include Organic Light, Amber and Raw Agave, Organic Coconut Sugar Shaker, Organic Raspberry, Maple and Vanilla Agave, Ambrosia Honey, Limited Edition Glass Honey Bear and Single Serve Packets of Coconut Sugar and Honey.
That's a lot of products, my friends...


Comment below to win and good luck!

Giveaway Rules:
1. You must be an official follower of this blog to win (click follow icon on the right).
2. Follow me on Twitter for an extra entry (comment below twice if you do).
3. Only open to residents of U.S. and Canada.
4. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday, August 31st, at 8am PST. 

110 comments:

Kristin said...

those cookies look delicious! I love coconut and chocolate together : )

Erin said...

YUM. being in my 3rd trimester with my 2nd, i relate to your cravings of sweets. i just made your pudding cookies and these look fantastic as well!

Andrea said...

I follow your site by Email and I would love to try some goodies!!!

andemail2002@yahoo.com

agalandherdog said...

I'm a follower! Those cookies look amazing!

carrie murphy said...

hi siri! it's carrie from Blisstree and also from my own food blog, Plums in the Icebox. I'm following you here through my google account.

carrie murphy said...

and i'm following you on twitter, too, at @carriemurph!

kimalli1 said...

I follow on google reader. Does that count?

Tara said...

I'm a follower! These cookies sound TO. DIE. FOR!!!!

Jenny said...

OK now I am craving Choc chip cookies! Not sure if I'm a blog follower officially (I subscribed using Google reader) but I am a twitter follower

Jenny said...

OK now I am craving Choc chip cookies! Not sure if I'm a blog follower officially (I subscribed using Google reader) but I am a twitter follower

Tracie O said...

I am a follower and these cookies look Awesome!!

Sara MacKay said...

I am a follower - LOVE reading your blog! I also LOVE coconut :)

Deetin said...

All of the products look so natural and yummy! I would love to win this basket!

Books1340 said...

Can't wait to try these!

Jessica schmirl said...

Love the blog and this recipe!

Books1340 said...

ooh - and I follow you on twitter, too :)

Kavita said...

you had me at ambrosia honey. i don't know what that is but it sounds fancy and heavenly.

and hello, i have never heard of coconut sugar! superrr excited to try it. thanks, boo

Jessica schmirl said...

Also on twitter @jcarr829

The Fancy Lady said...

id love to win coconut is my favorite id love to try that
thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com

The Fancy Lady said...

i also follow you on twitter

ShaiLee Gonsar said...

I follow you by email and I love your blog!

manda said...

I follow you. Great giveaway!

shankyouverymuch11@yahoo.com

manda said...

I follow you on twitter.

shankyouverymuch11(at) yahoo.com

asccm@aol.com said...

These look amazing...I know what I'm going to do on this rainy day!

Sara said...

UMMMMM...those look fabulous! Me want! Following you through my google account...I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Those cookies look so good & I'm not even a coconut lover. Love your blog, I follow it on Facebook.

kfandrick2004@yahoo.com

Lori Hollenbach said...
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riac129 said...

Love trying your recipes and it would be great to win this gift basket to test out a bunch of things I have never tried before!

riac129 said...

Anddd I follow you on twitter for entertainment...

Ally said...

Salt makes EVERYTHING taste good! The cookies look delish.

(I follow you on FB)

Peggy Armijo said...

I use their coconut sugar, but have never tried it in your siriously delicious looking cookies....mmm!

Jonnie (JB) said...

That cookie pic is making me hungry! I follow with GFC

Jonnie (JB) said...

I also follow on twitter as edmontonjb

Unknown said...

You're killing me with all of these amazing baking recipes. I'm not pregnant I don't have an excuse to eat like this! The cookies look amazing, can't wait to try them and thanks for doing a giveaway!

KatyMann said...

I've never heard of coconut sugar!! I follow your blog...and it always makes me so hungry!

Lindsay said...

Coconut + chocolate = love. I've been subscribed for awhile but just actually followed with Google.

Lindsay said...

And I followed you on Twitter! @lindsv

Kristi.oshea@yahoo.com said...

I'm a follower! I can't wait to check the blog in the mornings to see what new recipe you've posted!

Cynthia Revis said...

They look wonderful. Cngrats on the baby

Cynthia Revis said...

I follow on twitter also as crrevis. Love you!!

If Youve Seen My Mind...Id Love It Back said...

My son has a dairy allergy, so coconut products are common in our kitchen. I want my whole life to be coconut scented. And coconut sugar? Where has that been all my life?

What do they say in radio? Long time listener (follower), first time caller (commenter)? Weirdest comment ever? Is there a contest for that? Or record use of question marks?

Lauren Brewer said...

Yum! I am all for the salty sweet combo. There is a food shop in my town that makes a cookie called World Peace. Chocolate Shortbread with Sea salt on top. Awe. Some. How can there not be world peace with that cookie out there? If I send you some, can you try to recreate it? In all of your spare, new Mommy time, of course. :-)

ladygar said...

officially following you although I make it a daily habit to check your page everyday, love you blog and your commentary on everything is highlarious

Mary B. said...

Yum!

Jen, Eric, Avery & Sydney said...

Love your recipes!! Thank you!

Jen, Eric, Avery & Sydney said...

I follow you on twitter as well - justjenaz

Katie said...

I follow your blog! Hope you go into labor soon!

Katie said...

I now follow you on twitter. @mrs_lacy

Melanie said...

Yumm! And the natural sweetners seem like a great alternative to refined white sugar.

Melanie said...

Yumm! And the natural sweetners seem like a great alternative to refined white sugar.

LeeAnn, Chris & Preston Trevino said...

Yummy - I'm a Follower

LeeAnn, Chris & Preston Trevino said...

I am also following you on pintrest

LeeAnn, Chris & Preston Trevino said...

& Twitter

Christine Seidita said...

My question is did they have a coconutty flavor?

Ally said...

I follow by email! Coconut is one of my favourite flavours!

Taylor B. said...

Yum! Those cookies look amazing. I follow your blog

Taylor B. said...

I also follow you on twitter

AmyGreer said...

Salty AND sweet?? Must try these...

AmyGreer said...

Tweet, tweet

Annie said...

These look amazing!

RossAnne said...

I love coconut sugar! Madahva's is the best!

RossAnne said...

I also followed you on twitter

~kate said...

I recently discovered this sugar. I look forward to trying this recipe!

MsKayle said...

That recipe looks positively yummy. I will be trying those cookies!

Shira said...

I would love to make these cookies! Thanks for the giveaway!

Vanille said...

Your cookies look soooooo good!
Thank you very much for this new cookies recipe, I'm a cookie addict. Can't wait to try it!!
I'm an email follower.
vanillae@hotmail.fr

ehnen6@aol.com said...

New to your blog and am excited. I must try these cookies. I am an email follower.

Rita said...

Those cookies look so delicious. I have never heard of Coconut Sugar and can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

I have so much fun keeping up with you and your cooking adventures. These cookies look amazing; I would love the basket to try out the goodies. Cheers from Minnesota Mary, now transplanted to Tennessee

The Saucy Secretary said...

Cookies look divine!

The Saucy Secretary said...

I also follow you on twitter! TriSARAtops :)

Jenna said...

Yum Siri! Cant wait to try this recipe..I bet Jack is loving all the cookies as he waits for baby sister!

Jenna said...

Yum Siri! Cant wait to try this recipe..I bet Jack is loving all the cookies as he waits for baby sister!

Meaghan S said...

Followed! Those cookies look yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Tried the coconut sugar & LOVE it!! These cookies look absolutely amazing & the touch of sea salt sounds perfect! Would love to hear about more of these awesome recipes using these natural sweeteners! Thanks for sharing.

bjamison said...

Ok these cookies look delish! This MN girl will have to try them ASAP (only with my GF flour blend)! Love your blog!

Nicole L. said...

Yum! They look delicious!!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh - YUM. Would love to whip some cookies up right now.,

Linda said...

Wow78 comments so far....where have I been all day!!! Well I hope that #79 is my lucky # on Aug 31st !!! ;- )

Linda said...

Ok I also follow on Twitter...so maybe # 80 will be lucky ?

Linda said...

These cookies look amazing...and i am glad that the sugar doesn't taste like coconut. P. S. Someone I know might see you on Friday...maybe you will have leftover cookies!!!

Unknown said...

Great giveaway!! I need to find some coconut sugar!
Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

Kathleen Conner said...

I'd love to try all these variations!

follow on twitter, and GFC
@kc98765

klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tanya said...

They look delicious. I'll have to make some this weekend!

Lora said...

These look wonderful....would love to try some of these products!

Chef Karen said...

Those cookies look divine! Can't wait to make them!!

nikzky said...

I just followed via e-mail! I'm so jealous of your perfect looking cookies! AND I LOVE MADHAVA :)

Lisa M. said...

Totally Yummy Looking! I wish they could just appear to me. I do like to cook - its the extra cleaning that always stops me before I start!

Eva said...

Yum! Those cookies look amazing - will have my own kitchen again soon and I'll be sure to try this one!

KHerring said...

I was shocked and just downright disgusted when Cookie Monster declared "cookies are a sometimes treat"...what the what?!? Not even he could pass up these babies, can't wait to try them myself!

Meredyth. Mere. MDarth. Meresita. said...

I love those cookies! I'm a sucker for soft cookies so I will have to try the coconut sugar!

Meredyth. Mere. MDarth. Meresita. said...

Also following you on twitter! @meredyth00

PurpleLarkspur said...

Yum! These cookies look delicious!! (I am a GFC follower)

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Lisa R. said...

Yum looks D-Lish

Lisa R. said...

i also follow on Twitter!

Amanda Musser said...

A very ital snack indeed! I appreciate that it is all Non-GMO (no high risk ingredients and Madhava is verified!), cruelty free and I'm certain satisfying as well. Coconut anything is irresistible. I need to try this soon...

hellomilly said...

I followed on google! yeay!

hellomilly said...

i followed on twitter!! yeay!! :D

Amanda Musser said...

I am also a twitter follower

John Billiris said...

I've switched from refined sugar, and would love to try these.

cbstrat (at) gmail (dot) com

follow on gfc and twitter
@JBilliris

Robert Brown said...

I LOVE Madhava products. I started using them to control my blood sugar. Sometimes I even put it in unsweetened almond milk.

Robert Brown said...

I LOVE Madhava products. I started using them to control my blood sugar. Sometimes I even put it in unsweetened almond milk.

Kelly said...

I just discovered Madhava sugar. I love the taste and texture!

Kelly said...

I also started following you on Twitter!

Angel Taylor said...

Man, another recipe to try...keep em coming Siri!

Angel Taylor said...

And I follow you on twitter too!!

ShaiLee Gonsar said...

I guess I forgot my email address. rileyshay@gmail.com

Megan said...

Those cookies look like the bomb! I love the natural ingriedents as well!

susan said...

These looked mouth watering!!

susan said...

I also follow you on twitter! Good luck with your labor and delivery (I'm an OB nurse). Hope it happens soon :-)

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