Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin Cocounut Cookies

Remember that one day I said I would make my own cookie recipe? 
Yeah, I did that. 
I just decided to grab some ingredients in my cupboard, stock up on coconut oil, and get baking.
Ever since I discovered coconut oil, I have wanted to put it in everything I make. 
It's just that good. Not to mention, good for you!
I have also recently discovered coconut flour.. which I fully intend on using for this recipe in the near future. 
Now, I have a great oatmeal cookie recipe that my dad has perfected. However, he is the only one in our family who can get them just right. Every time I try, they turn out super hard and flat. I think he's hiding some secret ingredient..
Anyways, the ones I made this time, were for sure the best oatmeal cookie I have had thus far. They were soft and chewy but golden around the edges so they didn't fall apart. The were little bundles of yummy and didn't flatten out. They were the perfect little cookie.. and not just because I made them. ;)
So without further ado, I introduce my very first Cookie Recipe:

Oatmeal Raisin Coconut Cookies
What's in Em'
 1 Cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 Eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil  
1 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking soda 
1 to 1.5cups Raisins
1 to 1.5 cups of sweetened, shredded coconut 
1.5 cups oats 
How it's done
Preheat Oven to 375
Grease a cookie sheet or line it with a siplat (love my siplat)
Melt coconut oil (15 sec in mirco or until it is a runny oil) let it become room temperature.
Beat the Sugar and Coconut oil until creamy
Add eggs, beat until fluffy.
Throw in the vanilla, beat some more.
Meanwhile, Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the sugar mixture. Be sure all flour is mixed in
Add Oats, Raisins, and coconut and stir until they're all mixed throughout. 
Use a medium cookie scoop (or a tablespoon works too) and put as many rounded little balls of delicious dough (without eating it all!) onto your cookie sheet. 
Bake for 9 minutes (this time was perfect for me but start out at 7-8 just to be safe!)
Eat them ALL! 
Kidding, do not, under any circumstances do that. 
I ate 6. SIX! I felt really sick the next day.. I hadn't had sugar like that in 2 weeks and had been doing soooo good with eating really healthy. Bad Jess..but they were oh.so.good.
Share & Enjoy Friends! :) Happy Baking!

*As always, I want to give credit to where I adapted this recipe from.. You can see her yummy stuff here.

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