346.oatmeal coconut cookies
Isn’t amazing how one can bake so many different cookies by just adding some more ingredients or interchanging ingredients to the basic cookie dough. I love oatmeal and coconut so no wonder I had to bake these cookies. Instead of the usual chocolate chips I added some dried cranberries. My neighbours know when I am baking as they claim that the smell of freshly baked goods reaches their homes. The cookies hardly lasted for a few days. I will be baking another batch pretty soon. Cannot plan when as these days we are facing a lot of power cuts. Make these cookies to treat yourself to a sweet snack with either a hot cup of tea, coffee or milk. Don’t forget to dunk them….. tastes the best!
OATMEAL COCONUT COOKIES
Makes about 48
1 cup plain flour/all purpose flour
¾ cup wholewheat flour (atta)
2 cups oatmeal (quick cooking variety)
1 cup butter (200g)
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup dried cranberries or blueberries or chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar
½-¾ cup milk
1 tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated orange zest or peel
extra butter for greasing
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease the baking lightly with butter.
- Sieve the flours and baking soda together.
- Add oatmeal, coconut and dried cranberries to the flours. Mix well.
- Cream butter and sugar till it is soft and creamy.
- Add the milk, orange zest and lemon juice and mix well.
- Add the flour mixture and mix till all the flour is wet.
- Take tablespoonful of the dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten it slightly by pressing between your palms.
- Place them on the greased tray about an inch apart.
- Bake them for 12 to 15 minutes or till the edges are brown.
- Remove the tray from the oven.
- Leave the cookies on the tray for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove them from the tray and place them on a wire rack.
- When the cookies are cool completely, store them in an airtight container.
- If you want to add fruit and chocolate chips together use half of each.
- Depending on the flours and oatmeal you may need only ½ cup of milk. Add additional milk if the dough is dry.
- Instead of orange zest use vanilla extract.
- Can use a fork to flatten the cookies slightly before baking.
- Leave the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes if you find it is too soft to roll.
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