How was everyone’s weekend? I spent most of mine STILL sick at home…which gave me plenty of time to bake some cookies as a (very) late birthday present for my Dad, who is in town from Portland this week. He is usually hard to bake for because he doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, but there are some desserts he likes. I was almost dead set on recreating a Hostess snowball for him, but at the last minute decided to go with another of his favorite treats that are probably much, much easier to transport: cookies. I did pick a recipe that involves coconut…so it’s almost like a snowball? These cookies are so delicious. Crunchy on the edges, soft on the inside and a ton of flavor from the coconut and chocolate.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Coconut Cookies
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat the oven to 375. Combine the sugar and butter in a mixer and beat until will combined. Add the eggs and combine. Add the vanilla, salt and baking soda and the rest of the dry ingredients, mixing with the mixer on medium-high. Turn the mixer off and add the chocolate chips, then mix at low speed, wiping the batter down with a spatula from the sides if necessary. When the dough is completely combined, spoon cookies on the a parchment lined baking sheet and pat them down to 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Serve warm with a glass of milk!