Mother of two daughters and grandmother of seven, I strive to achieve an optimum level of health and happiness. Life is all about balance
Not Your Typical Oatmeal Cookies.
These delicious cookies taste much better than those that you purchase off a store shelf. In fact, they are the creme de la creme of the oatmeal cookie world.
Crispy, sweet and tasting just slightly of coconut, these oatmeal cookies put a real twist on the traditional oatmeal cookie. These have flavor, crunch, zip and sweet all rolled into one crispy little cookie.
They don't take a lot of time to prepare and are certainly worth the effort. Made with the whole grain goodness of oats and the sweet distinct taste of coconut they are simply a wonderful little treat to serve up to your family and friends. Give them a try. They are a recipe that you'll find yourself adding into your favorites.
2 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
3 cups oatmeal
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup of coconut
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten the dough balls with a fork dipped in either sugar or flour. There will generally be eight to twelve cookies per sheet depending on the size of your cookie.
3. Bake for ten to twelve minutes. Cool cookies slightly before removing from baking pan.
Your Dough Should Look Something Like This
Dip a Fork in Flour or Sugar to Flatten the Balls
Cool Slightly Before Eating
This is the Same Oatmeal Cookie Recipe but with Added Raisins and Walnuts
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I am a cookie addict. I love them.
So Let's Analyze Why This Cookie is Such a Nice Treat
Besides the fact that most desserts are sweet which makes them almost automatically a delightful treat there are generally specific ingredients in each dessert that can make the recipe stand out above another.
Whenever you add in oatmeal, fruit, or nuts you increase the health benefits of your treats. Oatmeal is a heart healthy fiber. Fortunately most recipes are adaptable and you are able to play with the ingredients somewhat to improve the health factor of your snacks. I always do. I reduce the sugar and add in other more nutrient rich ingredients.
This cookie recipe contains both oatmeal and coconut. I also generally add in raisins and walnuts which also increases its nutritional value tremendously. As a between meal snack or a quick breakfast bite these cookies are ideal. It is one of my favorite recipes.
Oatmeal is Soluble Fiber
The health benefits of oatmeal are well known. It is a heart healthy food rich in a bounty of soluble fiber. Oatmeal helps to keep your digestive system humming happily along.
Like most fiber rich foods it helps to keep your bowels moving as they should but what makes oatmeal extra special is the fact that it is soluble fiber. It absorbs cholesterol within it to help safely flush it from the body. Oatmeal truly is a heart friendly food.
Oatmeal is Ideal for Any Time of Day
Are You Wrapping up Cookies as a Gift?
Home baking can be one of the nicest gifts to receive. I used to love when my mom showed up on the door with a basket of goodies that I didn't have to make. She often passed these gifts to not only us kids but also to neighbours and relatives who happened by as well. Our paperboy adored her.
Whenever you are baking up a batch of cookies double it up. This way you can pop a few of the cookies into the freezer should you ever need a quick last minute gift. Once you have a few varieties in the freezer you can mix and match them in a gift tin or basket. An assortment of homemade cookies is a delightful gift to receive.
You can package your goodies in a number of delightful ways:
- In a tin
- In a basket
- In a coffee cup
- In Saran wrap tied up with a ribbon.
- In a bowl.
- In a gift bag.
- In a cookie jar.
- In a mason jar.
© 2009 Lorelei Cohen
Do You Love Your Sweet Dessert Treats?
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on August 04, 2016:
My husband (the dad in our family) would absolutely love these oatmeal cookies and I would, too. I've really come to appreciate coconut and the flavor it adds to food, in this case baked goods. I've pinned, tweeted, and yum'd this recipe and definitely will have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!
bj on February 27, 2011:
Nicole A. Winter from Chicago, IL on November 23, 2009:
Hey, Ladymermaid, these sound fantastic, can't wait to try them out!