Oh man. This is one of those "I can only make it ever so often because I can't stop eating them" kind of recipes.
I don't bake very much. We consume enough sugar in our house without trying. Seriously everything has sugar in it. Olives...pickles...peanut butter...things you wouldn't think! When I cut sugar out for my Whole30 challenge sometimes I got frustrated when I'd find sugar in something that I was positive wouldn't have it! Greek olives? Give me a break!
Anyway....I did bake these cookies. And they totally supported my "I really shouldn't bake" assumption because they were gone way too quickly. Now I do have two partners in crime but still! I can't blame them entirely.
Coconut Oatkmeal Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
11/2 cup flour
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
It's always a good idea to set your butter out a little before you plan to bake. This makes it much easier to blend. I did NOT do that when I made these and had some slight problems in the baking stage because my butter was still too chunky. More on that in a minute.
Blend your butter and sugar. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Sounds simple enough right? For the most part it is. However I wasn't sure whether to make little balls or flatten the cookies. The first batch I made 1-inch balls. Oh my word. My cookies were as big as a plate. They spread so far and it was WAY too much dough. So the next round I made 1/2 inch balls and then flattened them on the cookie sheet with my palm. This made much better cookies.
These aren't very doughy at all. Next time I made them I plan to only use 2 cups of oats instead of 3 to see how the consistency changes. They taste fabulous but are very easy to over-do. I am a professional cookie over cooker. So of course half of mine were slightly crunchy. But it was a good crunchy and certainly didn't stop them from disappearing as I've noted!
These are such a yummy twist on traditional oatmeal cookies! I hope you love them as much as we do!