Monday, March 25, 2013

Toasty Oatmeal Cookies

I haven't posted a recipe in way too long.  Don't you agree?  So I thought it was time to finally post one for you all.  



For Valentine's Day, my son wanted to give his class some of his favorite cookies.  So here they are, what we call Toasty Oatmeal Cookies, aka Coconut Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies.  It's our little spin on a fabulous favorite Oatmeal Cookie recipe of my mom's.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
1-2 cups butterscotch chips
1 1/2 cups toasted coconut flakes


Directions:

1. Toast your coconut!  Spread evenly on a lightly sprayed (with cooking spray) cookie sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Bake in 2 minute increments (stirring in between) until toasted to your liking.  I usually bake for about 6 minutes total time, because I like it a little crispy.  Set aside.  Turn the oven up to 375 degrees for it to preheat for the cookies.

2. In medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.  Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and then stir into creamed mixture.  Mix in the oats, butterscotch chips, and your toasted coconut.

3. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet, about two inches apart.

4. Bake 9-11 minutes, until edges are browned.  They won't look all the way done, because they're not.  Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes (to finish baking), and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
* The above is for super chewy, soft oatmeal cookies.  You can bake for an additional 1-2 minutes in the oven for a crispier cookie as well, and they're just as yummy.

And there you have it - one of our family favorites!  The toasted coconut adds just a little crunchy pizazz to make it a bit different.  =0)  The kids really love it.  Do you like coconut?  Do you have any recipes to share with coconut?  I'd love to see some!



12 comments :

holly via bookandbird.com said...

Those look so good! You wouldn't think to put coconut and butterscotch together but it sounds delicious!

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Denysia Yu said...

This looks really good! Can't wait to try out this recipe! :)

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Kate Coleman said...

Delicious, these looks really good - I love the idea of using the butterscotch chips (something I have never done with cookies). I am going to have to add these to my list of must-makes!

I hope you have had a lovely start to your week.

Kate x
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Angie Church said...

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Kelly Bermudez said...

I love toasted coconut so I know I would love these! Yum!

Joelle Chan said...

these cookies look so good and Ilove baking! I will save the recipe and try them out at a later date. thanks for sharing.

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Cole Nemeth said...

These look so good! I just love coconut. Thanks for sharing :)

-Cole
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Memories for Life said...

Yum! I love butterscotch!

Sandy said...

Oh my! Those look and sound delicious! thanks for sharing!

Sharon Hodge said...

Yay! I think that I would like these. I've never baked any cookies with coconut in them, especially with oatmeal. Normally, I make regular oatmeal, but this sounds way more interesting. Visiting from http://makeitorfixit.com. Stop by when you get chance.