Thursday, April 29, 2010

choconutmeal chip cookies

oh yes i did just sit here and make up that word. how do you combine chocolate chip, coconut, oatmeal cookies? choconutmeal chip. oh man. these are hardcore good chewy cookies. usually i would just say oats make anything better... or coconut makes anything better... or chocolate chips make anything better. but combine all three? bam baby. if you like some "meat" in your cookies like i do, you will love these. and i think i ate 5 cookies worth of dough in the process. usually i'm not a dough eater.

originally from here. (love her and her pictures). i just did a substitution of flour for oats.

2 sticks of butter (1c), at room temp
1/2 c white sugar
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 c all purpose flour
1 c rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
1 1/5 c semi-sweet chocolate chips/chunks

Cream the butter and the sugars until light (seriously... did you know you're supposed to beat for like 2-5 minutes? as long as it takes until it changes color). Scrape down the side of the bowl. Continue mixing while adding the eggs one at time. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula. Combine the flour, soda and salt in another bowl (i never do this... i just add it all in with the butter mixture). With a whisk, stir to combine. With the machine on low, slowly add the flour. Mix until just combined, taking care not to over mix.
With a spatula fold in the chocolate chips, coconut, and oats. (i also just dump it into the bosch and turn it on for a second until it's combined... call me lazy but it works).
Drop by spoonful onto parchment lined cookie sheet. (parchment really is key folks)
Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes (mine only took 10 minutes because i take them out the second i start to see any brown). They should be lightly golden on the outside but still look gooey on the inside.

oh my.

ps... i just noticed that 5 of the 9 cookie entries are mine. do i have a problem?