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!