4.16.2011

bittersweet chocolate cranberry pecan and toasted coconut oatmeal cookies

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We recently sold our home of ten years and are currently in the process of purging, packing, clearing and cleaning. It's a bit chaotic around here. If a stranger walked into my living right now they would swear I was some kind of a crazy hoarder! Boxes of belongings and bags of things no longer loved or needed are strewn about and I haven't been able to find a clear spot for baking in my kitchen for days now. Yesterday I managed to clear just enough counter space. I dug through the boxes and found my mixer and a couple of bowls and got busy. Packing doesn't seem nearly as daunting with a couple of warm cookies and a cuppa joe to snack on.

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These cookies are full of yummy goodness! Bittersweet chocolate, dried cranberry, toasted pecans and toasted shredded coconut lovingly mixed with wholesome oats, stone ground whole wheat flour and ground golden flax...and a touch of brown sugar make for an oh-so-delightful sweet treat. These cookies will put a smile on your face and quite possibly a song in your heart. ;0)


bittersweet chocolate cranberry pecan and toasted coconut
oatmeal cookies
by theUngourmet

makes 2 dozen

Print recipe

3/4 cup Earth Balance or butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground golden flax
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks
1/2 cup dried cranberry
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut
2 cups quick cooking oats

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat the butter for 30 seconds until creamy. Add the egg, extracts and sugar. Mix well. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and flax. Whisk well. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks cranberry, pecans, coconut and oats.

Using a medium scoop, place dough balls onto a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 10-14 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Note: Some of you may be scratching your heads and wondering about my putting wheat into this recipe. I have been trying to put some wheat back into my diet but I'm leaving out dairy. So far it seems to be working out. I'm crossing my fingers.

Stay Tuned! I will be posting a giveaway for a fabulous wine tote in the next few days. You'll love this tote, it's perfect for the upcoming summer weather.

Have a beautiful day!





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28 comments:

Steven C. Karoly said...

Kim: You'd have an extra pick up truck in your driveway if I lived closer. Bittersweet chocolate is the best ...

Hovkonditorn said...

Lovely cookies, I just love the ingredients :)

Julie said...

I don't envy you all the packing and moving. What a job! These cookies do look like they'd make things better though :)

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit said...

Good luck with your packing. Those delicious cookies would have to make the job easier! :)

something_good said...

Wow, they look yummy! Good luck with your packing and moving!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

How delicious these cookies look! I love your photos as well. Good luck with the move!

Megan said...

Good luck with moving! The cookies look amazing. I would love to have one for an after-breakfast treat right now!

Tammy said...

These sound so yummy and look so lovely! There's nothing better than homemade cookies and coffee to soothe the soul!

Hugs & Happy Blessings,
Tammy

Claudia said...

I can't think of a better treat to soothe the frazzled soul while moving then these cookies - you packed them with goodies.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Delicious!!! I love all the yummy treats that are packed into this cookie...yum!

Jeannie said...

I don't envy you the packing and moving house Kim...not something I want to embark on if I could help it...I would embark on making some of those delicious cookies though:)

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Oatmeal cookies... yummy! I want some. I wonder if I can find oatmeal in Switzerland? Mmmm....

Angie's Recipes said...

oh moving...that for sure requires lots of energy and patience to deal with :-))
Eat more cookies...they look great!

The Blonde Duck said...

Toasted coconut makes all the difference!

TKW said...

Moving sucks. Hard. You have my sympathy. However, I think about six of these cookies would ease the pain. You had be at "toasted coconut."

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

These cookies look so delicious, and I love the flavors that you used! Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to exploring your recipes! :)

Natalie said...

oh boy can I relate!! good luck with all of the moving!

these cookies look and sound fabulous :)

Jennifurla said...

packing is so not fun, although I do like to discover thing I forgot that I had.

Lovely bites here.

Gloria said...

Look amazing and delicious I love bittersweet chocolate, gloria

Juliana said...

The cookies look fabulous, like the idea of oatmeal and all the dry fruits and nuts...now...moving is a pain...hope you have a great week ahead :-)

Joanne said...

Packing and moving is always rough...it's a good thing you have these cookies to calm your nerves! They look delicious!

koralee said...

Yummmm...I just make plain old chocolate chip today and tied my up with some bakers twine but yours look so much more yummy and pretty. xoxoo hugs

Heavenly Housewife said...

I am loving all these delicious flavours, what an awesome cookie!
*kisses* HH

Monica said...

I don't quite see how you manage all of your juggling. The cookies look delicious, and I'm sure you will handle the move just fine.

Legume said...

Your photos make the cake look so delicious. Beautiful!

Magic of Spice said...

How lovely and delicious! Such a gorgeous display of cookies.

Nicole said...

Made these as I was killing time waiting for my the ultrasound that told me if I was pregnant with a boy or girl. Yummy! My husband actually said, "These are the best cookies, I've ever tasted." It is possibly a new fave for me too! My dough came out pretty dry and flaky though. I added more egg and butter, which helped. I still had to squish them down so they wouldn't come out as cookie balls. :) Maybe the dry climate/high altitude I live in?

Oh and it's a girl! :D

theUngourmet said...

Nicole- Congratulations! Girls rock! ;)

Not sure about why the dough was dry. I'll bet you're right about the elevation and climate.

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