Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

The Back In the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl and Griffith Day has so many amazing recipes. This was no exception. Besides producing a deliciously sweet and chewy cookie, the recipe itself has ingredients that every home cook will have on hand.
3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 stick of butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat it to 350′ F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
Mix in the oats until just combined. Add in the flour mixture.
Sprinkle in the coconut and mix until just combined.  
Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time to ensure that they bake evenly.  The finished cookie should be golden brown most of the way through. 
Yields 2 dozen

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