Monday, March 30, 2009

Oatmeal Cookies With Added Toffee & Coconut.

Good Monday night everyone! Ah, I've missed posting food recipes even though it has only been a week! It seems like forever ago. I am so glad to say that I can finally be back in the kitchen again.
I am also glad that spring decided to come back. Saturday we got around 3 inches of snow. It is almost all gone now and sunny weather is back, more snow would be pretty hard to take.
One thing I really enjoy about food is getting to try new dishes. I love eating at other people's houses to try new dishes. Sunday after church I had lunch with my friend and her Mom and boy, my friend's Mom can cook! We had this yummy oven-cooked glazed pork, Spud Mashed Potatoes, and salad. This was the first time I have ever had Mashed Potatoes out of a box and I fell in love. They are way better than homemade. Can't believe I am saying this! I was also introduced to putting Cinnamon-Sugar on top of Vanilla Ice-Cream. All I can say is wow, why I never tried that before I don't know.

Here is a twist to your average Oatmeal Cookie. The toffee bits and coconut made me love the Oatmeal Cookie even more. I undercooked them slightly and am glad I did. Because they still continued to cook after I took them out and turned out chewy and moist. Didn't last long here at all. And, the dough raw is not bad at all.


Oatmeal, Toffee, & Coconut Cookies
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 bag of Toffee Bits
1 cup coconut
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Beat butter, eggs, vanilla, and brown sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in oats, toffee bits, and coconut. Drop by rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Cool for 1 minute and then remove to wire rack. Yield: 4 dozen cookies.

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Anna. The one of out us 6 you don't see too often on here. The camera and her don't get along very well. I can't blame her though, because when I was her age the camera and I weren't best buds either. I am still not the biggest fan of getting pictures taken. I enjoy being behind the camera. So does Anna. And she is pretty good at snaping pictures. Really good. And she is only 12. But her and a football get along really well.

I'll see you with a fun contest that involves something about you next. Have a great Monday night!



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27 comments:

Leslie said...

Hubby loves Oatmeal Cookies! I do make some good oatmeal cookies but I usually just make 'em plain! I never thought to add coconut! I love the taste of coconut, but the texture..ewwww
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I love toffee in cookies, it adds such nice flavor and texture!

Deb said...

ohh, those look really good! I love oatmeal cookies! Not a nig fan of coconut though...:)

Jodi said...

those cookies look delicious! I love the combo of toffee, oatmeal and coconut. I LOVE coconut!!! Did I say LOVE?!

randi said...

toffee + oatmeal sounds so good! i am going to try these! i am really glad to hear you are feeling better!

lesley said...

Love the looks of those cookies!

(and I still LOVE the new look of your blog, btw!)

Melissa said...

I've never heard of putting cinnamon and sugar on your ice cream before. That sounds good! The cookies look great!

Jessica said...

I love twists on oatmeal cookies...especially when they don't include raisins! Also, I love the new blog look--it's really great!

Katherine Aucoin said...

All you have to do is say toffee and I'm in! These look great Priscilla...you are my cookie connection!

Through Thick and Thin said...

mmmmm i cant wait to try theese! thanks!

Colleen said...

Glad you are back blogging - these look great!

Rebekah said...

yummy! I love toffee flavored anything.

i really like your new blog layout!

Romney Family said...

I love oatmeal cookies!! those look so very tasty. I will definitely have to try those out!
Jessie~from foodbringsfamiliestogether.blogpost.com(just so you aren't confused since I am posting this comment under my family blog and not my food blog)

Pam said...

The cookies look terrific Priscilla - glad to see you back in the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

look great!!! yeah, i am not of a friend of coconut. This is lauren ann, but i didn't feel like signing in.

Lauren Ann
http://livingforhim2.blogspot.com/

Neesie said...

Those cookies look really good.
Glad to hear that you are doing better. :-) And, no, I don't mind at all about you putting me on your blogroll. :-)

Meghan said...

Glad you're back! Those cookies look so yummy! Love oatmeal and coconut - not sure if I've had an oatmeal cookie with coconut before though! I love putting cinnamon and warmed honey on vanilla ice cream. I didn't like having my pic taken when I was 12 either :)

Sharon said...

Ooh, I've never thought to put coconut in oatmeal cookies. Sounds amazing!

The Sisters said...

Hi Priscilla,
Those cookies look so yummy!!
Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Come back anytime! (0:

~Holly&Katie~

Bridgett said...

Toffee and coconut sounds like a brilliant combo. I need to give these a try.

Erica said...

I am seriously jealous of how good of a cook/baker you are at your age! These cookies look and sound AMAZING! I would be honored to be added to your blogroll! You made my morning :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Toffee and coconut sound like a great addition. I love the new site design. Am I a little slow in noticing or did you just change it?

Spryte said...

YUM!!!! Toffee & Coconut in Oatmeal cookies???

That sounds so good!!

Claudia said...

I love oatmeal. I love toffee. I just printed the recipe. You have made my family very happy.

Elyse said...

Priscilla, I'm super excited to have found your blog. It's totally fantastic. I'm a follower now, too, so I can track all of your yummy recipes :) And can we start with how good these oatmeal cookies look? Totally delicious! Any time you can fit toffee and coconut into a cookie, I'm all for it. How fabulous!

Ruth E said...

These sound great Priscilla! love the idea of the toffee and coconut

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