Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are super soft and chewy. The cinnamon is apparent in every bite, and it mixes well with the coconut. The coconut texture and flavor dominates, though. If you have a craving for coconut, these cookies will certainly satisfy. I will say that these cookies need a little crunch. Next time I will top with toasted coconut.

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Cream butter and sugars in a large bowl until well combined. Beat in vanilla, milk and eggs until light, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour mixture. Add oats and coconut.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 11 minutes at 350F. Cookies will be lightly browned.
Let cool for a few minutes on baking sheet, then move to a wire rack until completely cooled.

Yields 36 cookies.

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