Cookies! Cookiescookiescookiescookiescookies!!! I’ve found that quite often I get caught up in the baking world and forget about the simple stuff, the foundation of baking. You can get tired of having such large, filling, and fattening desserts sitting around and that’s when I decided to make a batch of cookies. Sometimes, it’s time for a semi-break. As for the cookies, they are soft, flavorful, and very addicting- the perfect recipe for a quick and easy dessert!
After this recipe, my hunger for coconut has (almost) been quenched. I’m not sure what it is with me, but I go in phases in not only baking, but in everything. I can often find entertainment in my own ridiculous obsessions. :) I’m also enjoying the fact that my brothers are home from college. That means that desserts don’t stay for long. Most of the time it’ll take us almost a week to go through just one batch of oatmeal cookies but this time… they were gone before dinner. :)
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Recipe:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup coconut
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and set out two ungreased cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl fitted to an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla together until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them together until everything is well incorporated.
3. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place them on the ungreased cookie sheets. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until the very edges start turning golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the pans (they will be too soft to remove at first but they firm up as they cool.) Repeat with the remaining dough.
4. Bon appetite!