Monday, April 23, 2012

SCR Browned Butter Toasted Coconut Oatmeal Cookie



It's reveal day for Group 3 of the Secret Recipe Club! We have a month to stalk someones blog, get to know them and finally make a recipe from their blog. This last month I have been stalking Chelsy's blog Mangia . What a fun gal. I love her Friday Link Love--just great links from many blogs. So much inspiration. Chelsy is beautiful and fun. She describes herself as a homebody. She loves to serve others, by taking them treats or just being there for them. She talks about her little sister and her mother and how they love to get together. Chelsy sounds like someone I would like to go to lunch with!
Chelsy's blog is just plain fun! She makes many gluten free dishes but she also has plenty of dishes for everyone. I saw a yummy Cilantro Citrus Slaw that was served with bar-b-que chicken tacos. I've got to make the slaw soon!
 But... Browned Butter won my heart, it is my new favorite flavor! It smells heavenly and makes everything taste delicious. Chelsy had several browned butter cookie recipes, I had to try one! One of my new favorite flavors is browned butter, it smells heavenly and makes anything taste delicious.
I just might have a new favorite cookie recipe--thank you Chelsy!


Browned Butter Toasted Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and browned to about 3/4 C. butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp Pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup toasted coconut (sweetened or unsweetened - you choose)
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks (optional--yes I think there is enough going on you don't need the chocolate). Did I just say that??

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  On one baking sheet spread out the shredded coconut.  Toast coconut for about 6 minutes until browned and fragrant. Remove from oven, cool in a small bowl. Toast pecans until fragrant.
 **Please devote your entire attention to the butter browning.  This is NOT the time to multitask!  Do not answer the phone, load the dishwasher, Play Words With Friends etc.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  The butter will begin to foam and crackle as the water evaporates from the butter.  Once the crackling subsides the butter solids will begin to brown.  Keep a close eye on the butter at this time.  You may notice the smell of the butter changing. Once well browned, immediately remove the butter from the pan so it will not continue cooking and burn.  Allow the butter to cool for a few minutes

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment measure sugars. Add the brown butter and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.  The mixture may look grainy, it's ok!

Add the egg and egg yolk and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  The mixture should become silky smooth.  Add vanilla and beat.

With the mixer on low speed add the dry ingredients.  Beat until just incorporated.   Then fold in the toasted coconut, pecans and chocolate chips.  The dough will be thick. My dough was very thick, prpbably from adding extra coconut and nuts. I added a tablespoon of water. I bake a test cookie just to see how it looks.

Spoon by the tablespoons onto the parchment covered baking sheets.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown but still slightly soft in the center.  Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

I had some extra dough, I put it in a sprayed mini muffin pan and cooked it for 12-14 minutes.  Perfect little muffins, gooey in the inside. Great with a scoop of ice cream. So many delicious options!




28 comments:

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

What an awesome looking cookie!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I really love these flavors and would NEVER have thought of them - delicious!
Mary x

Melissa said...

Delicious! I have recently started using browned butter and I love the flavor it adds.

Kim - Liv Life said...

How funny!! We had Chelsey last month and the brown butter got to us too! I did the brown butter pb cookies, and now I'm thinking these beauties need to be the top of my to try list. Well done!

Chelsy Ethridge said...

Cindy! Thank you so much for the write up! I am soooooo glad that you picked these cookies! They are delicious. Oh, and I would be happy to have coffee or lunch with you any day! Your blog is just wonderful! Great job on the cookies, btw! They look ah-mazing!

Erin said...

Oh heavenly! And always add the chocolate =o) Great pick!

Sara said...

These sound so delicious! I have never browned butter before, so I appreciate the tip to NOT multitask (which I am famous for in the kitchen - resulting in burnt nuts, supposed to be toasted - more than once!)

Feast on the Cheap said...

I mean browned butter with toasted coconut? Count me in!

heidi said...

It's been way too long since I made cookies - would like to give these a try.

Danielle said...

Browned butter makes everything taste delicious! I'd like to have one of these little gems right now (:

Carrie's Sweet Life said...

I love brown butter and have been wanting to try it in cookies.

Rhonda said...

Brown butter and toasted coconut...I'm dying to try those cookies!

E.K.R said...

These sound soooo good - i bet the combination of the oatmeal, coconut and browned butter is heavenly. I've pinned them to try ASAP!! Great choice for SRC!

mireia badia said...

Browned butter??? I need to try that!

Gloria said...

Hi Cindy! I had a blast going through your blog archives this month. :) I have my eye on several recipes...apple cinnamon bites, orange rolls and mini almond cheesecakes to name a few. Yum! I feel like I'm gaining weight just thinking about these.

Your cookies look great! It's hard to go wrong with browned butter.

California Callie said...

can't wait to try this awesome cookie! hmmmm.. delicious!

Maria Matiopoulou said...

These look so delicious!

I've just found out your blog! I'm following, great recipes!

Maria
http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

I love brown butter recipes too. These are delicious looking! Great choice

Eliotseats said...

I made some browned butter peanut butter cookies that were awesome. That was the first time I had tried this method. The flavors of oatmeal, coconut, and browned butter are calling to me now!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Oh Cindy...these look scrumptious. You have a great texture here. And anything with brown butter and coconut...and I'm in! Chelsey has a great blog (as do you!) and this was the perfect choice! : )

beti said...

I can't believe how good they look and it's a surprise since I really don't like coconut

Jamie@Thrifty Veggie Mama said...

Delicious looking cookies! I am on a toasted coconut kick right now.

Chaya said...

Cindy, that is a great choice. Brown butter makes all the difference.

Cathleen said...

Oh yum! What an awesome combination of ingredients! Definitely going to try this!

Cakelaw said...

These cookies look fabulous Cindy. They are not that dissimilar to Anzac cookies - and it is Anzac day today.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These cookies look amazing. Great pick. Glad to be in Group C with you.

mireia badia said...

The cookies look amazing!!!

Kayte said...

What a great photo of an obviously great cookie. I do believe these are going to need to be made and escorted down to Bloomington for The Swimmer and his roomies very soon. I am sure they will be singing your praises, I will give you full credit!