Monday, May 12, 2014

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies


I hesitate to admit this, but chocolate chip cookies, I can take 'em or leave 'em. However, throw in a few other ingredients, and I am a cookie monster. That's how it is with these cookies - the addition of oatmeal and coconut really puts these babies over the top. I had to give most of them away to ensure I could still fit into my clothes. They are THAT good.

As with "regular" chocolate chip cookies, these come together in just a few steps. You probably have all the ingredients on hand - enjoy these, but don't say I didn't warn you about how good they are!

Place oatmeal, flour, baking soda and salt in a food processor or blender


and blend about 30 seconds until coarse.

Now, in a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla


and beat well. Next, add the flour/oatmeal mixture


and mix until combined. Using a large wooden spoon, stir in the coconut


and chocolate chips.


Scoop the cookie dough onto a silpat or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.


Bake for 12-13 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly before removing them from the pan to a wire rack.


These cookies also freeze very well. (Which doesn't help me, I am a huge fan of cookies right out of the freezer...)


One year ago: Spanakopita Bites
Two years ago: BBQ Shrimp Flatbreads
Three years ago: Strawberry Banana Muffins
Four years ago: Molten Chocolate Cakes
Five years ago: Raisin Bran Muffins

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Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup oatmeal (not quick)
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup chocolate chips

Place oatmeal, flour, baking soda and salt in a food processor or blender and blend about 30 seconds until coarse. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla and beat well. Next, add the flour/oatmeal mixture and mix until combined. Using a large wooden spoon, stir in the coconut and chocolate chips.

Scoop the cookie dough onto a silpat or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-13 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly before removing them from the pan to a wire rack. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

4 comments:

  1. Those cookies look awfully good!! blessings, Catherine

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  2. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

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  3. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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  4. These cookes are fabulously delicious. I love these

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