Monday, March 12, 2012

Oatmeal Coconut Crisps

 There's nothing better than a good cookie. The perfect cookies (in my humble opinion) are slightly crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle. When I say chewy I don't mean doughy. I'm not a huge cookie dough eater. Nope. Give me a cookie!

Where good health is concerned, cookies are my downfall. I've been known to eat 6-7 1 or 2 for breakfast. Hey, they can't be any worse than a doughnut, and it's completely acceptable to eat THOSE for breakfast! I just prefer cookies over doughnuts....mmm slightly warm and with a nice cold glass of milk. Do you want some cookie making tips? Sure you do. Everyone loves good baking tips!

  1. Don't nuke your butter to soften it. Let it sit on the counter for 30-45 minutes. Squishy/melt-y butter = flat cookies.
  2. If your cookie dough is too stiff, don't add extra egg to soften it up. Too much egg will make your cookies cake-y. Instead add water a teaspoon at a time until you have the right consistency.
  3. Butter is better! I stopped buying margarine when I realized how much yummier my cookies were when I used butter. You can use margarine but you have to use stick margarine with at least 80% fat. The wrong margarine can really screw up your cookies! Trust me on this.
  4. Only grease your cookie sheet if the recipe tells you to. Usually there's enough butter to keep those tasty things from sticking. However, greasing when it's not necessary can cause the cookies to spread while baking. 

Oatmeal Coconut Crisps

1 Cup butter, softened                                               
1 Cup brown sugar                                                    
1 Cup sugar                                                               
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract                                          
2 Eggs                                                                      
1-3/4 Cups flour
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon baking soda
3 Cups quick rolled oats
 3/4 Cup flaked coconut

Pre-heat oven to 375°
Cream butter and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy. Add vanilla, then eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flour, salt, and soda. Blend well. Stir in rolled oats and coconut. Drop by tablespoonfuls. Bake for 9-13 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on racks.


  1. you have me craving cookies at 10 am. not good! :)

  2. The coconut in them sound like a really good and yummy idea :)

  3. very tasty but your cookie tester is the BOMB! Thanks for your link!

  4. Ooo, these look delicious! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll come back next week! -The Sisters


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