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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Melanie's Favorite Cookie)

I've been on a real coconut kick lately. Actually I think I always am. I really love it. I had some extra left from the Somoa bars and finally got around to trying Melanie from My Kitchen Cafe's Favorite Cookie. The fact that she not only posted it twice on her blog, but also proclaimed it her favorite cookie ever made it impossible not to try. They were a hit. I love chewy cookies and the big dose of brown sugar and coconut only added to their chewy goodness. Plus, they've got to be slightly healthy because they've got oatmeal in them, right? Tomorrow, possibly I'll share with you one of my all time favorite cookies.

Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
from My Kitchen Cafe

1 cup oatmeal (not quick)

2 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoons vanilla

1 cup coconut

12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the top 4 ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend about 30 seconds until coarse. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter for 30 seconds until light in color. Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Next, add the dry ingredients then add the coconut and chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly before removing them from the pan to a wire rack. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

*I used my cookie scoop and got about 5 dozen. If you do this you might need to reduce the baking time slightly*
P.S. If you didn't get your fill of mexican food on Cinco De Mayo check out the sour cream burrito recipe I just posted. I typed it up awhile ago so it is not showing up as new.
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Melanie said...

I'm so glad you agree that anything with oatmeal classifies as health food. :) I'm glad you liked these cookies!

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