Oatmeal cookies have always been a childhood memory of mine. My mom was the type of person to constantly be in the kitchen baking away and including me in all of the sweet goodness. Cookies seemed to be a treat that we would bake together every weekend. I can remember baking oatmeal cookies with my mom at least twice a month, so they shortly became a favorite of mine. Still to this day, the combination of oatmeal, brown sugar, and raisins baked into a cookie is absolutely delicious! As I grew older, I now bake on my own for my boyfriend. Surprisingly enough, oatmeal cookies are one of his favorites…right up there with chocolate chip!
Today I decided to put a twist to the original oatmeal cookie. Why not combine the best of both worlds and have an “everything” oatmeal cookie?! In this recipe, I decided to add pecans, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and raisins to make a flavorful explosion in a single cookie. I personally love the way substituting butter for coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio makes any type of cookie taste AND they come out super moist!
Ingredients (Makes 1 dozen cookies)
1/2 cup Kelapo Coconut Oil, room temperature
Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. In a medium bowl, cream together coconut oil, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in egg, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and add raisins, pecans, and chocolate chips.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray. Form the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely and enjoy!
I am less than a week out from my competition that I have been training 12 weeks for, so I’m still staying focused and on my diet! Derek gave me good feedback on these cookies though and said the coconut oil made them soft and chewy. These everything oatmeal cookies looked so amazing that I’ll be making them again to bring with me to my competition!
What’s your favorite cookie to make? Have you tried using coconut oil in your recipe?