Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chewy Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies

I think my Love Language must be cookies. Either that or I'm lazy. Cookies are the perfect treat, they are quick to make and easy to share. You just don't take a half of a bundt cake to someone!
I found a recipe on Katrina's blog, she is a great cook. Peanut butter with oatmeal and coconut  sounds like a fun combination. I wanted to add chocolate chips but refrained. I did add peanut butter chips which turned out to be a great move. This recipe is a keeper, try it.

Chewy Peanut Butter and Coconut Cookies
4 tablespoons softened butter
6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar (100 grams)
1/2 cup brown sugar (110 grams)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour (60 grams)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (120 grams)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup peanut butter chips
In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy about 2 minutes.
Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. Mix well. In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in oats, coconut and chips. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Cover and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, I used a Pampered Chef medium scoop, on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Cookies will appear underdone. Cool on sheet for several minutes, then move cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.
Thanks Katrina for a great recipe.


Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yum. I'm such a sucker for cookies and I like everything in these. I'll have to try them.

Kayte said...

Those are really beautiful looking could anyone resist reaching for one of these? Your photo is fabulous.

Nedra said...

You inherited that love language of cookies from your mom. I still remember how she always had her cookie jar full, and the back door was continually open with family members coming and going, and grabbing a cookie or two along the away.
What a great heritage!

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Cookies are the perfect treat! Easy to make, portable and great to pick up one or two for a snack. Or breakfast.

Beth said...

These cookies look great! I'm with you about sharing them easily. The perfect dessert is one that I can sample, then share the love!

Kristin said...

I have a problem with cookies! I eat a dozen of them at a time. Note: This is only done as soon as they come out of the oven. Once they cool off, I lose interest :)

Delectably Green said...

What a great picture - I could polish off a dozen of these lovies!
Mary x

Lisa said...

I just wanna take a big bite out of one of those. By the way, I've been going crazy today pinning a ton of your recipes. There's just so much I want to make!

Jocelyn said...

I love cookies too!!! And bar cookies are even easier:-) These look really great!!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!