It’s a love affair – Dark Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

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Sometimes I think that I might have an obsession with oatmeal.  Okay, okay I know that I definitely have an obsession with oatmeal.  So whenever someone asks me what my favorite kind of cookies are, there is no contest – oatmeal wins every time.  While I was growing up my parents always made the cookie recipe from the one printed on top of the oatmeal box.  Throughout the years I had slowly forgotten about that classic recipe.  However, the other morning as I was making my morning oatmeal I caught a glimpse of the recipe from my past and knew immediately what my next baking adventure was going to be!

who could resist this face?
who could resist this face?

Making oatmeal cookies sounded like a lot of fun, but the recipe called for raisins and I am not a big fan of those.  I am, however, a big fan of chocolate… so that’s what I decided to mix in instead!  I went to the store to pick up some chocolate chips and was shocked at all the different types of baking chips that I could choose from!  I picked up a bag of dark chocolate chips and some shredded coconut and decided to mix all of my favorite things together for some dark chocolate coconut oatmeal cookies!

This recipe was super fun to make, and it allowed me to use the hand beater for the very first time to mix up the dough.  There is definitely a learning curve with that particular machine…

They might as well call this the “get dough absolutely everywhere but in the bowl” beater
They might as well call this the “get dough absolutely everywhere but in the bowl” beater

Regardless of my struggle with the hand beater, the cookies came out AMAZING! The recipe made almost 5 dozen bite sized cookies and the whole batch lasted less than 12 hours! (AKA, this was yet another massive baking success)

DARK CHOCOLATE COCONUT OATMEAL COOKIES

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The Ingredients:

14 tablespoons of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup coconut

The Method:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In one bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
3. In a separate large bowl beat butter and sugars with hand beater until creamy
4. Add eggs and vanilla to butter/sugar mix and continue beating
5. Beat dry mix into wet mix
6. Add oats, chocolate chips, and coconut and mix together
7. Drop small balls of dough onto cookie sheet
8. Bake for 9 minutes one sheet at a time 

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Rachel, 25, Badass feminist, Kitchen mess maker, Spanish speaking television buff, Bikram yoga junkie, Buffy Summers wannabe, ED Recovery warrior.

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