Saturday, January 8, 2011

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Look what I found in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator! We made this cookie dough for the Christmas Cookie Baking Bash.  I know, cookies should be abolished in the New Year but this cookie is an exception because it contains oatmeal, raisins and walnuts, which cancels out the butter, sugar and flour. Right?

1 ½ cups butter (3 sticks) room temp
2 cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup raisins

Cream together brown sugar and butter. Add eggs. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Add Vanilla, oats, coconut, walnuts, raisins.  Divide dough in 1/2 place each part in a gallon ziplock baggie and pat down to 1 inch thick. Refrigerate 3 –  or more  hours. 

Cut cold dough into squares
Place on cold cookie sheet

Cookie will look raw until cooled.

Cut cold dough into 1 inch chunks. Use parchment paper on cookie sheet or use an aluminum air-bake cookie sheet. Bake 10 – 12 minutes at 350°,  will look glossy in the center. Allow cookies to set for 2 minutes on the hot cookie sheet to finish baking. Then move cookies to cooling rack.