Monday, November 10, 2008

Cookie invasion

These are coconut oatmeal cookies. While making these i decided to spice them up and make some variations so i divided the basic cookie dough and added different ingredients. These cookies are crunchy and buttery and a real treat. The recipe comes from http://alpineberry.blogspot.com/ . I ommitted the walnuts and added different ingredients.
Here' s the recipe:-
Oatmeal Coconut Walnut Cookies
(adapted from Tish Boyle's "The Good Cookie

2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
8 ounces (2 sticks/1 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temp
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped ( I replaced these with chocolate chips, or hazelnuts or raisins)

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease or line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in oatmeal. Set aside dry ingredients.In the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract. On low speed, add flour-oatmeal mixture and mix until just blended. Add coconut and walnuts and mix until just combined.Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto your prepared cookies sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Flatten the mounds of dough slightly. Bake at 375F until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.To some cookies I added :-

Chocolate chips , so good :)Crushed hazelnuts, the best :)

Dried raisins, nice touch :)
Coconut overdose , yummy :)



28 comments:

Natalie... said...

Mmm these cookies look goood!
So delicious and tasty!

Micaela said...

mamma mia quanti biscottini!!!! me li mangerei tutti!!! bravissima come sempre! un bacione!

VeggieGirl said...

COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **swoons**

Dolcetto said...

Ma sono goduriosi!!! Se riesco a trovare la farina d'avena (per ora ho comprato solo i fiocchi) li provo!

Joanna said...

i love your cookie array!!! i hope you had enough people to eat all of those!! if not, i can give you my address haha my stepdad is a cookie monster- i'm not even kidding.

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

what a fun idea! I want to play with cookie dough too!

Jude said...

I find oatmeal cookies dangerous... Somehow I convince myself that they're health food/granola bars so I end up eating a lot.

Passionate About Baking said...

Oooh I love a good cookie...& these look especially good. Great variation you worked in there Natalie; there's something for everyone! YUM!!

Andrea said...

these look wonderful! I love the texture!

anudivya said...

How pretty! With oats in them, I might just feel like indulging more often ;)

Sharon said...

such perfect looking cookies! I'm in the midst of baking oatmeal cookies myself right now but am so lazy that I"m making them into bars :)

thecoffeesnob said...

Ooh i love the chocolate chips ones. They look like little polka dots. Too cute!

Bunny said...

That's a great way to mix it up a bit, make different cookies from one dough, they all look great!

Gigi said...

Great idea for the holidays! One recipe that yields different variations of a cookie. Simply delicious!

linda said...

I'd go for the hazelnut ones...yum!

Peabody said...

I'll take the hazelnut version please!

CookiePie said...

Oh - those look fantastic! Do I have to choose, or can I have one of each??

The Blonde Duck said...

I love coconut and raisin! Yum!

Ramya Kiran said...

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I am here to invite you to visit my blog. There is an award waiting for you ;)
Cheers
Ramya

Daniela said...

Bravissima....
premio per te in arrivo!
baci

Katie said...

HA! So funny! Oatmeal cookies are my favorite!! So this is like a dream post!! mmmmm...

Y said...

They all look so good! Too good, in fact! I don't think it would have been safe having THAT many cookies in my house :D

Lorraine E said...

Oooh love that arrangement, it's like a dream come true having the three flavours to choose from :D Oatmeal cookies are my favourite I have to say.

Sara said...

Your cookies look delicious!

Emily said...

Wow! What beautiful cookies!

Vera said...

These look yummy! And I love your approach, Natalie, - one dough and so many different cookies!

Nina Timm said...

will you come and fill my cookie jars for Christmas, please! You are amazing!

Dee said...

They all look great, but I like the crushed hazelnut idea the best I think.