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.
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
makes 2 dozen
3/4 cup Earth Balance or butter, softened
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!