Introduction: Best Coconut Oatmeal Cookies You Will Ever Taste

Picture of Best Coconut Oatmeal Cookies You Will Ever Taste

I have been searching for the prefect versions of all the basic baking recipes. When it came to oatmeal, I found a coconut oatmeal recipe that wasn't bad. With a few tweeks and additions, I have come upon the best cookie known to man. They are soft and just barely crispy on the outside. For this instructable, I am not adding any mix-ins. I have tried milk chocolate chips and craisins(seperate and together) with success, though.

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients

-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1 egg
-1/2 cup shortening(I have a bunch of butter flavored Crisco, but 1/2 cup real butter works fine)
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 cup a/p flour
-1 cup oats
-1/8 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 cup coconut flakes(I use unsweetened, but I'm weird like that)

(This recipe makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies)

Step 2: Sugar & Wet Ingredients

Picture of Sugar & Wet Ingredients

Cream together shortening(or soft butter), brown sugar, and egg. Mix untill smooth.

Step 3: Flavorings

Picture of Flavorings

Mix in the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Of course, these flavorings are a good opportunity to mess around and customize the cookies to your taste.

Step 4: Flour & Whatnot

Picture of Flour & Whatnot

And now comes the flour, baking powder and soda, and salt. Mix that all together.

Step 5: Mix in the Rest

Picture of Mix in the Rest

Mix in the oats and coconut.

This is also where you would add anything like chocolate chips or dried fruit.

Step 6: The Actual Baking Part

Picture of The Actual Baking Part

And finally it's time to bake cookies. This dough will be stiff enough so that it doesn't need to chill. Simply spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes. Look for the bottom edges to brown a little and you know it's time for the cookies to come out of the oven.

Remember to let them cool for a few minutes before biting into one. ;)

Comments

About This Instructable

2,732views

3favorites

License:

More by cabotandthefish:Best Coconut Oatmeal Cookies You Will Ever Taste
Add instructable to: