Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

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These cookies came out just how I wanted them, crispy and golden brown on the outside, moist and chewy in the middle with a serious coconut kick. The chewy texture comes from the brown sugar and the coconut from a good amount of desiccated coconut and coconut essence.

 

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Last week I had dental surgery. Like a lot of dental surgery. This meant going home to my mum’s house and feeling sorry for myself , whilst i was bought soup and cups of tea; and of course a lot of sympathy. 

I don’t like the dentist, in fact i’m super phobic, but it wasn’t all bad. I mean who doesn’t like tea and sympathy?! And the large amount of sedation pumped into my body was also very fun.  My best friend came to visit and I was just sat smiling and slurring to myself, not a care in the world. To thank my mum for looking after me like I was a 5 year old again, I baked her a giant batch of coconut oatmeal cookies.

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Whilst I couldn’t try them (since all my food had to be pureed), I was assured they were the best coconut cookies my mum had ever tried. As a coconut junkie, she is the expert on all things coconut. 

 

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More coconut cookies? Check out these Oaty Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies

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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
IMG 6252 Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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A Chewy and Decadent Coconut Oatmeal Cookie
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Ingredients
  1. 240g butter (softened)
  2. 200g caster sugar
  3. 200g brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  6. 1 tsp coconut essence
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  10. 300g plain flour
  11. 160g rolled oats
  12. 75g desiccated coconut
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180C
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and coconut essence until combined.
  4. Sift in the flours, baking powder and baking soda and combine.
  5. Stir in the oats and coconut and mix well.
  6. Take golf ball sized pieces of the cookie dough and flatten slightly onto a lined baking tray.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
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