1.28.2010

toasted coconut & chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

For some reason or another, a favorite cookie from my childhood popped into my head a couple of days ago. It was a store bought cookie with coconut, chocolate chips, and oatmeal. I loved it! These days I'd rather bake my own, it's much more fun and, of course, there aren't as many strange ingredients to wonder about.

My mom is going to be reading this so I would like to clarify one thing, we did bake plenty of our own cookies as well. Our favorites were Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip and peanut butter with those cute little fork marks.

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I would have loved to use whole wheat pastry flour in these. Unfortunately, I used it all and haven't gone out to pick up more. I will definitely use it the next time, it's much more nutritious.

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I did buy the cheapy chips but they really weren't bad at all.

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I love the the toasted coconut in these!

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My kid's were thrilled when they arrived home from school and discovered these dandy cookies were waiting for them in the kitchen. :)

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Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
by theUngourmet

makes about 2 dozen

Printable version

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups rolled oats

In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut. Beat butter for 30 seconds until creamy. Add the egg, extracts, and sugar. Mix well. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix well. Fold in the chips and oats.

Place tbsp sized scoops on baking sheet. Press down each scoop just a bit. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

My, oh my, these are disappearing faster than I can say cookie!!

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I also wanted to say a very big thank-you to Claudia and Sweet and Savory for this lovely award! Thank you so much for thinking of me!



Thanks for stopping over today! Have a sweet weekend!



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50 comments:

Susan said...

Oh yes, you hit it right on, and your mom must be very proud!!!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What a mouth-watering combo! And I love how thick and soft they look - like they didn't spread out much. Have a great weekend too!

Éimí said...

They look great!! I'm going to have to try them...when we have a kitchen.

Barbara Bakes said...

These remind me of a favorite cook at Paradise Bakery. So yummy!

Chef E said...

Oh those are making me cry!

Oh you and my sister! She just called me and said she made chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and I have no ingredients and a busy weekend...well, I have chocolate hearts my sweetie brought me, so there!

Jenn said...

hellooo cookies. Just my kind. These will go great while i sit here with a couple ice packs on my bruised knee. Cookies take my mind away from the soreness.

ck said...

Mmmmm. My favs were always Dutch Fudge cookies. Any chance you have a recipe for those stored away somewhere?

Pam said...

Those look like some substantial cookies - my favorit kind!

Faith said...

Believe it or not, I don't think I've ever had a coconut & chocolate chip oatmeal cookie! I think I need to make these ASAP! I can totally see how toasted coconut would take these to a whole new amazing level!

Rambling Tart said...

Ohhh, such lovely memories you brought back with these cookies! I love that you toasted the coconut - that would take the flavors right over the top. Yum!! :-)

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Oh, they look so yummy!

Dajana said...

You must have been reading my mind. I was looking for something with chocolate, oats and something else - coconut is a great idea (my vote goes for wholemeal, too). Will be trying this, sure. Thanks, dear.

scrappysue said...

they look so delish, and you always take such great photos of your food!

QIS said...

oh..Fabulous and mouthwatering cookies!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

These are cookies that are to die for..

Joanne said...

These look so thick and delicious. I love the sound of the chocolate and coconut together. And I buy the cheapy chips as well. Sometimes, the cheap chocolate does just as well as teh expensive kind. And I feel like chocolate chip cookies are just that time.

Allyson said...

Yum-O!!! Chocolate and coconut are my weaknesses (especially together). I will add the oatmeal just because it's "nutritious"! :-D

You're so funny...I have to be careful what I say on my blog because my mom reads, too!

And I actually thought about you the other night while we were watching Iron Chef America. The challenger used a lot of "chemical" ingredients (like xantham gum)...suddenly I was rooting for him lose. If you're going to cook, why junk it up with that stuff?? That's WHY I cook. For some reason, I just thought you'd disapprove. :-D

Phoo-D said...

What gorgeous cookies! They look perfect - big, fluffy, and full of goodness. Yum.

Danielle said...

those look wonderfully delicious! I'd like one or 2 or 5 with my morning coffee, please. (at least now I know what I can do with this little bag of whole wheat pastry flour that I randomly picked up one day)

Dee said...

Wow, these are loaded with perfect ingredients & it is not hard to see why they are gone! My cookie making skills may need some dusting off since I let my daughters do the holiday cookies this year. Bravo! Good recipe & post.

Debbie said...

My daughter is home from college this weekend and today we are going to bake cookies. Guess what I'm going to suggest we bake?
These look great.

The Cookbook Apprentice said...

I so want one of these right now! When I was a kid we always had a store bought coconut chocolate chip cookie. These look wonderful!

pigpigscorner said...

oh my! what fat and yummy looking cookies!

noble pig said...

I love how fat these are!

TKW said...

Those look and sound amazing! I love coconut!

Mimi said...

They look fab!

Claudia said...

They came out perfectly. These are happiness from my childhood also - and now new memories for the next generation.

Chef Aimee said...

Chocolate and coconut were made for each other!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

I love everything coconut these days. Especially toasted coconut, with chocolate is sinful! The cookies look great, nice photos! Just found you via cookiepie. Your bloggie is so fun!

Sophie said...

Hello!

I so love your grand cookies,...A must try tomorrow!

Lovely,...mmmmmmmmm!!!

koralee said...

Chocolate chip cookies are my favourite...these sound amazing. I will be making these next time I bake cookies. Thank you sooooooo much. xoxo

doggybloggy said...

you are lucky I am not around or they WOULD BE GONE by now - looks great!

Catherine said...

Those cookies look so good and I love the toasted coconut!
Congratulations on your award! You have a wonderful site Kim!

koralee said...

Ok could not wait any longer...I am making them right now..the coconut it toasting as I type this...I am so excited!!!!!

Pam said...

Oh my! These cookies literally made my mouth water. I love how thick they are. Nicely done.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow awesome cookies

BarbaraJean said...

Mama's so proud! How about packaging some up and sending them to me. I will have them with a spot of tea! Or, better yet... let's get together soon for tea... or a double-tall vanilla, extra foamy!

Kristin said...

YUM! Toasted coconut is a most perfect ingredient IMO!

janelle said...

Those cookies look incredible--what gorgeous pics!

clearlytangled said...

oh this cookie looks so delicious. i must try it soon!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

YUMMMMM - I think if you put coconut on a tennis shoe I'd eat it. Put it with chocolate chips and you've got a winner - thanks!! ♥

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wow, what fantastic looking cookies. these wouldn't last long in my house either. It's the best of all worlds with oatmeal, chocolate chips and coconut!

KiwiLog said...

Hi! We loved your post over at KiwiLog, and decided to feature it as part of our weekly mom blog round-up. Thanks!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Oh my! Those look so tasty. I can tell that they would be a big hit at my house.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Delicious! These are my favourite kind of cookie. I love the chewy factor that the coconut brings.

Juliana said...

Yummie, I already can tell you that I'll like these cookies...coconut, oatmeal and chocolate chips...great combo :-)

Connie Weiss said...

All of my favorite things.....YUM!

Jannett said...

What a great idea toasting the coconut first...would give a great texture to the cookie... Love your blog...great recipe ideas... :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, these sound delicious! What kind of rolled oats do you use (quick or regular)? Also, so you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut? Finally, do you use bittersweet chocolate chips or another type of chip? Thanks so much!

theUngourmet said...

Anonymous- Sorry it's taken me so long to get to your questions. I used rolled oats for this recipe and my coconut was the sweetened kind. I also used bittersweet chocolate chips. I'm sure you would get nice results with the quick oats and unsweetened coconut as well. I hope you enjoy these if you make them. Happy Holidays to you. :)

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