I have a ‘big-helper boy’ at my house who loves to help. I don’t know what  I would do without him.

He helps measure ingredients and sneaks chocolate chips just like his mama.

Even better…he helps with the dishes.

On todays agenda was some baking. We have a new favorite at our house. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Coconut Cookies.  Before you turn your nose up, hear me out. They are soft and chewy and just a tiny bit crispy on the edges. The chocolate and raisins compliment each other so well and the hint of coconut is divine. Also, they have oatmeal, so it’s kind of like they’re healthy…right?

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups of oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (3/4 of a bag)
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Cream softened butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time until smooth. Add vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Mix together flour mixture with butter. Do not overmix!!! With a wooden spoon, add chocolate, raisins and coconut. Stir until just combined. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Bake at 350 degrees for about ten minutes. Time will vary on how long dough has been refrigerated.

This is the first honest to goodness recipe that I can’t give direct credit to someone else. Even my husband, who prefers his bread white, his beer from a can and his cookies simple, absolutely LOVES these cookies. He eats the frozen dough directly out of the freezer. That’s my other trick, thanks to a dear friend, I just make a few cookies at a time and then freeze the rest. Then, anytime we want need a warm cookie, we can have them and it prevents us from eating an entire batch over the course of one two days. Which we have sadly done more times than I will ever admit.

Also, Jack thinks they are pretty awesome too.


2 Responses to “Cookies”

  1. 1 cate May 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    WOW those look good…but maybe it’s my belly/baby speaking.

  2. 2 itsybitsymama May 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    These sound yummy! Ian is allergic to eggs, so maybe I can finagle the recipe so he can sample some…!

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