There is nothing better than warm chocolate chip cookies, especially when they are homemade.

Chocolate chip walnut coconut cookies


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbs apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cream the butter, white sugar and brown sugar.  Beat in the eggs and add the vanilla and apple sauce.   Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour, baking soda, flaxseed, walnuts, chocolate chips and coconut.

Spray a cookie tray and cover with parchment paper.  Place large spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the trays and bake for 12 minutes.

This recipe makes approximately 20 large cookies.

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Okay, for all my foodie and crafty followers I want to share a little something with you.  It's called Stickybits.  It's a free app for iPhones (they are working on an upgrade for Android)

Download the app, scan barcodes for products you love and then add links to your blog posts or images, or simply add a review of the product.

For example: Most of the products for this cookie recipe were purchased at Smart & Final (I'm one of the #sfsmarties).  So, while I was purchasing them I scanned the barcodes in the store.  I came home, baked my cookies and now I can go back into Stickybits on my computer and upload a link to this particular blog post along with an image, so anybody who scans a barcode for these products in the future (it doesn't have to be at this store), will see my recipe and image appear on the activity for these products.

It's as simple as:


Download the app, find a product, scan the barcode (a pink ring will appear when the product is positioned correctly), upload media (link, image, video)

Note:  If you scan products from the comfort of your home instead of a store, you can turn off the GPS location.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias

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Barbara | VinoLuciStyle April 14, 2011 - 1:59 pm

I was just thinking I ‘needed’ to make a cookie when I see your Twitter link for these. And I happen to have coconut in the house! Love combining it in cookies with chocolate. Hoping to make this afternoon; thanks1

Amy @ Dealusional April 14, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Yum! I’m sooooo craving those right now.

Lauren April 14, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Thanks for sharing, Tonya! Your cookies look amazing!! I just downloaded Stickybits, but I haven’t tried it yet. Now I’m excited to try it out!

Jules from A Little Bite of Life April 15, 2011 - 8:55 pm

These cookies look so yummy, and your photo is so pretty!

Natalie C. April 17, 2011 - 8:33 pm

I’m impressed that you took a photo of your phone taking a photo, and it actually turned out decent. Did you do that all by yourself? That’s something where I’d drop either my phone or my camera or both. 🙂

Maternity leave starts in a few weeks- watch out! Mwah!

Tonya Staab April 18, 2011 - 8:06 am

Ha!  We kept our old 3G phones for the twins to use so they can play games, so I had to beg Marisol to let me borrow hers so I could get the photos :).  Yay to maternity leave.  I expect to see lots of crafting going on.

Tonya Staab April 18, 2011 - 9:40 am

Thank you Jules 🙂

Mel April 21, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Those cookies look so delicious, healthy too! I need to use Stickybits more; it’s such a great way to really get those recipes and crafts out there in front of people.

Tonya Staab April 23, 2011 - 8:41 am

Thanks Mel.

Rose Forever April 28, 2011 - 1:48 am

I love the healthy content of your cookie. This will be perfect for my kids and my grandma who used to be sick because of oldness.

Melanie Grand April 30, 2011 - 4:07 am

That looks simple but it is absolutely mouth watering. I will surely try this with my kids and share with our friends.

Jack April 17, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Are these soft or crunchy?


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