Thank you to Dana from Danaeats for her article and delicious recipe!
Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have an obsession with cookies, cookies of all sorts. In the same way that you can never know too many cake recipes, I believe that you can never know too many cookie recipes. There are hundreds of types of cookies, and just enough days in a calendar for one to attempt at least half of those. And honestly, out of all things, who would complain about baking too many cookies? Not me, I guarantee that.
I always say that the nicest thing about a home is the smell of something freshly baked coming out of the oven, or having delicious treats available on your kitchen counter. It’s the sweetest thing to come home to, and it just makes a home a lot cosier.
This month I decided to try making cookies using oatmeal, something I haven’t done before. Boy was I glad I did. They came out absolutely delicious. The combination of the oatmeal, chocolate chips, and toasted coconut was sheer perfection. I especially loved the crunch that comes from the oatmeal, the perfect cookie for me is a soft chewy cookie with a little bit of a crunch on the inside. Make these for a loved one or for a get together with friends, they will love you.
1-¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
3 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1-½ tsp vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease baking tray or cover with parchment paper then set aside.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In an electric mixer, beat the butter, coconut oil, and sugars while scraping down the sides of the bowl using a spatula.
Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
Slowly add in the flour mixture, then mix well.
Add in the coconut and the oats. Mix well.
Finally, add in the chocolate chips and mix for only a second until folded in.
Using your hands, form small balls of the cookie dough and place on baking tray. Press the cookie balls down a little to flatten them. The cookies will bake in the same shape you roll them in.
Bake in the oven for 11 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Note: Be careful not to bake the cookies for longer than 10-12 minutes as they will harden.