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Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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School mayhem has begun at my home, but in spite of the craziness, I wanted to create a blissful, (possibly unattainable), domestic memory for my children as they walked in the door;  the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip coconut cookies. Chewy, gooey, gleefulness (real word?), with a solid milk mustache to boot.

I was in the middle of creating such cookies when Nancy, my good friend and fabulous baker of 3o years, dropped off some cookies for our family.  I had one bite of her chewy oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies and abandoned my ho-hum recipe to share hers with you!

oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies

 

Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Turns out she would bake these coconut chocolate chip cookies for her children to create the same experience I was trying to replicate for my family. Some sort of curious nostalgic, déjà vu –ish moment of events occurred as we were talking.  Her children have said they loved coming home because it always smelled good (code: felt good).

Isn’t that what we want?

chewy coconut chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Makes approx. 3 dozen cookies using a Tablespoon scoop

Bake @ 350°F for 10-12 minutes

Ingredients

 butter, 1 cup(2 sticks)

2 eggs

white sugar, 1 cup

 brown sugar, packed 1 cup

 vanilla, 1 teaspoon

 baking soda, 1 teaspoon

 salt, 1/2 teaspoon

 baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon

flour, 2 cups

1 cup coconut, unsweetened and finely shredded

1 ½ cup rolled oats (old-fashioned, regular  oats – no quick cooking oats)

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

 coconut chocolate chip cookies ingredients

chewy oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies ingredients

coconut chocolate chip cookies directions

Directions for Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

1.       Cream butter and sugar together until the butter is lighter in color, the texture is a bit gritty and airy like a whipped exfoliating face cream. It should take about 5 minutes. This is the most important step to outstanding cookies so whip it good!

 sugar and butter creamed

2.       Mix eggs and vanilla into the batter one at a time until they have “merged as one”,(so-to-speak) with the mixture.

adding eggs and vanilla

3.       Blend together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl with a whisk to ensure even distribution of leavening agents, salt, flour, coconut, and oats.  On low speed, gently Blend in batches the dry ingredients and chocolate chips into the cookie dough so as to not muddle with gluten in the flour.oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies dry ingredients

4.       Rest the cookie dough in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour to 24 hours to allow the flavors to develop.  The result is a well-balanced, sweet-all- the-way-through cookie.

coconut chocolate chips cookies blending ingredients

5.       Bake on a cookie sheet or pan with a lip (jelly roll pan) lined with parchment paper at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool for a minute or so on the pan, then transfer the baked goodness to a cooling rack until ready to package in an airtight container – tin cans work great!chocolate chip coconut cookies on cookie pan

 

Finally, to steal a line from the movie The Sandlot, “then, you SCARF!”

Right after school, gobble these oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies up with a tall glass of ice-cold milk….MMMmmm.

coconut chocolate chip cookies and milk

Chef’s notes:

A note about sugars: evaporated cane juice can be substituted for refined white sugar, look for a bit more grittiness in the creaming process.

Coconut: Nancy uses finely shredded, unsweetened coconut that can be found in bulk bins or the natural section at grocery stores. (Bob’s red mill has a great one.) Just to be clear, this is not coconut flour; it’s a different product. Also, she has used sweetened shredded coconut from time to time, too.  If the shreds are long, I would give them a little chop before adding to the batter.

Chocolate chips: We used basic semi-sweet chocolate chips in this oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookie recipe, but stroll down the specialty chocolates at your grocery store to mix up the chocolates and get creative with it.  Mix milk chocolate chips with bittersweet for more complexity, dice shards of Scharffen Berger artisan chocolate bars or even a Hershey’s Symphony bar!  Have fun and experiment.

Nancy added the coconut after tasting a cookie from the food chain Paradise Bakery; with this addition, her cookies went from Crazy Good to Insanely Superior status, (a real rating scale, I’m sure).

Creaming 101

The single most important step to outstanding cookies, or baking for that matter; if you get this step right, you’re golden. Take your time and keep your butter cool.

The temperature of the butter is not necessarily “room temperature” if it has started to melt or appears even slightly greasy, it’s over for that stick.  The correct texture of the butter is when the edges are still square and you can press your finger down to make an indent without a whole lot of exertion, but the butter gives back a little stubborn resistance, too.

 buttersugar copy

Next, in a mixer get the air bubbles forming and the butter smearing to welcome the addition of butter’s best friends –  stabilizing sugars. Keep your speed on medium –  no higher, and beat just the butter for 3-4 minutes.  It should look thick, whipped and smooth.  Keep the butter and the bowl cool; no melting in sight.

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Adding the Sugars

While the mixer is going, add your sugars  – cream until one.  Again about 3-4 minutes.  The resulting batter will be a light color of yellow, whipped and airy with a bit of grit from the sugar granules.

This step is so important – this is where the cookie’s fullest potential for loft is created.  You are beating air bubbles into the butter, the sugars sheer grit adds more friction to create more bubbles and stabilizes those bubbles so they do not collapse with the addition of other ingredients. The addition of future leaveners only expands the bubbles that are created in this crucial step.

If the butter at any point during this creaming process seems to be warming past your comfort level, pop the bowl in the freezer for a minute or two to cool it back down. But once the butterfat has melted, it’s time to start over, sister.

Be patient, keep cool and snag a sample here and there; just to test the consistency of course.

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Motherhood is many things. At one go, it can be crazy and meaningful, tiresome and laughable, monotonous and gratifying.  As complex as these feeling can be, I discovered through my friend the attainable beauty of motherhood is simply baking a sheet of chocolate chip coconut cookies.

For another delicious coconut and chocolate treat, try these macaroons from our friend Jenn at Princess Pinky Girl!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes approx. 3 dozen cookies using a Tablespoon scoop
Bake @ 350°F for 10-12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup white sugar*
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup coconut, unsweetened and finely shredded*
  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats (old fashioned, regular oats – no quick cooking oats)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips*

Instructions

  1. 1. Cream butter and sugar together until the butter is lighter in color, the texture is a bit gritty and airy like a whipped exfoliating face cream. It should take about 5 minutes. This is the most important step to outstanding cookies so, Whip it good!*
  2. 2. Mix eggs and vanilla into the batter one at a time until they have “merged as one”,(so-to-speak) with the mixture.
  3. 3. Blend together the dry ingredients* in a separate bowl with a whisk to ensure even distribution of leavening agents, salt, flour, coconut and oats. On low speed, gently Blend in batches the dry ingredients into the cookie dough so as to not muddle with the gluten in the flour. Add the chocolate chips in batches, too.
  4. 4. Rest the cookie dough in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour to 24 hours to allow the flavors to develop. The result is a well-balanced, sweet-all- the-way-through cookie.
  5. 5. Bake on a cookie sheet or pan with a lip (jelly roll pan) lined with parchment paper at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for a minute or so on the pan, then transfer the baked goodness to a cooling rack until ready to package in an airtight container – tin cans work great!
  6. Finally, to steal a line from the movie The Sandlot, “then, you SCARF!”
  7. Right after school, gobble these up with a tall glass of ice-cold milk….MMMmmm.

Notes

Chef’s notes:

A note about sugars: evaporated can juice can be substituted for refined white sugar, look for a bit more grittiness in the creaming process.

Coconut: Nancy uses finely shredded, unsweetened coconut that can be found in bulk bins or the natural section at grocery stores. (Bob’s red mill has a great one.) Just to be clear, this is not coconut flour; it’s a different product. Also, Nancy has used sweetened shredded coconut from time to time, too. If the shreds are long, I would give them a little chop before adding to the batter.

Chocolate chips: Nancy and I used basic semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe, but stroll down the specialty chocolates at your grocery store to mix up the chocolates and get creative with it. Mix milk chocolate chips with bittersweet for more complexity, dice shards of Scharffen Berger artisan chocolate bars or even a Hershey’s Symphony bar! Have fun and experiment.

Nancy has only recently added the coconut after tasting a cookie from the food chain Paradise Bakery; after that tasting her cookies went from Crazy Good to Insanely Superior status, (a real rating scale, I’m sure).

Creaming 101

Single most important step to outstanding cookies, or baking for that matter; if you get this step right, you’re golden. Take your time and keep your butter cool.

The temperature of the butter is not necessarily “room temperature” if it has started to melt or appears even slightly greasy, it’s over for that stick. The correct texture of the butter is when the edges are still square and you can press your finger down to make an indent without a whole lot of exertion, but the butter gives back a little stubborn resistance, too.

Next, in a mixer get the air bubbles forming and the butter smearing to welcome the addition of butter’s best friends – stabilizing sugars. Keep your speed on medium – no higher, and beat just the butter for 3-4 minutes. It should look thick, whipped and smooth. Keep the butter and the bowl cool; no melting in sight.

While the mixer is going, add your sugars – cream until twain is one. Again about 3-4 minutes. The resulting batter will be a light color of yellow, whipped and airy with a bit of grit from the sugar granules.

This step is so important – this is where the cookie’s fullest potential for loft is created. You are beating air bubbles into the butter, the sugars shear grit adds more friction to create more bubbles and stabilizes those bubbles so they do not collapse with addition of other ingredients. The addition of future leaveners only expands the bubbles that are created in this crucial step.

If the butter at any point during this creaming process seems to be warming past your comfort level, pop the bowl in the freezer for a minute or two to cool it back down. But once the butterfat has melted, it’s time to start over, sister.

Be patient, keep cool and snag a sample here and there; just to test the consistency of course.



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