I love love love oatmeal cookies (but only those without raisins) and could eat brown sugar straight out of the jar it’s so delicious. And then there’s coconut. Delicious crunchy flaky coconut bits that remind me of sitting on a beach drinking one of those drinks where the top of the coconut has been hacked off. In other words this cookie is a culmination of 3 of my favorite things. It’s soft. It’s chewy. It has a little crunch from the coconut chips. Look-you can see the bits of the oatmeal and coconut flakes right there in the cookie. I know I was helping myself to the raw batter-bet you will too. Make them. Today. Right now.
Brown Sugar, Oatmeal & Coconut Chewies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
- 1 & 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 & 1/4 cups AP flour
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 & 1/2 cups unsweetned flake coconut, crushed into small bits.
- Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add butter, brown sugar and white sugar to the bowl of a mixer and cream together until well combined.
- Add one egg at a time, mixing each until fully incorporated.
- Add the baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until well combined.
- Add the flour in increments and mix until incorporated each time, scraping down the bowl often.
- Add the oats and coconut and mix until evenly incorporated.
- Make small 3/4 inch in diameter balls of dough, place them on the prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes until the edges are very very lightly browned and the center is still light and puffy.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then slide the parchment paper onto cooling racks (thus saving washing the cookie sheet and racks and getting crumbs underneath the racks).
I made these small bite-sized cookies for the April What’s Baking challenge. The theme this month was ‘bite-sized’ so I made the cookies very small. Small enough to fit 3 in my hand. Makes approx. 60 cookies. I froze half of the dough and only made about 30 cookies.
Here’s the link to the round-up of all of the other April What’s Baking goodies. How great everything looks!!!
Adapted from The Dough Will Rise Again.