Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Browned Butter Oatmeal Milk Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cookies


To me cookies are pure comfort food.  I love to make cookies, cookies of any kind; chocolate chip, oatmeal of any type, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, etc. Cookies can soothe a boo boo, make a rainy day sunny, turn a smile to a frown, welcome a new neighbor, tame your inner "cookie monster.", celebrate a win for your favorite team, or for your Sweetie on Valentine's Day and on and on.  Most cookies are pretty easy to make and you usually have the ingredients in your pantry to make many types. I was the lucky recipeirnt of a huge milk chocolate bar recently. We had a neighborhood get together and one of the neighbors brought this huge chocolate bar, which was hardly touched.
 I decided to make cookies to freeze for our next neighborhood gathering,  I made these Browned Butter Oatmeal Milk Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cookies, which are amazing.  Of course, I had to sample a few for quality control purposes:)  I had been seeing a lot of browned butter recipes on the blogosphere, and decided to give it a go. These cookies are oatmeal chewy, chocolate, coconut delights with nutty taste of browned butter. The browned butter gives the cookies another layer of flavor, oh my!  I like to drink coffee or tea with my cookies.  I am not a a lover of milk.  Do you dunk your cookies?  Go ahead and make these cookies for your family, for your Sweetie for Valentine's Day, or for no reason at all, just because you like cookies.  You won't be disappointed.

 Browned Butter Oatmeal Milk Chocolate Coconut Cookies  Adapted from QuakerOats.com

Ingredients
  • 1  cup (2 sticks) browned***
  • 3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3  cups  Oats (quick or old fashioned)  I used old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chunks
Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  1. Browned Butter: Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking frequently to melt butter. Continue to cook the butter. Once melted the butter will foam up a bit, then subside. Watch carefully as lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan. Smell the butter; it should have a nutty aroma. Pour melted butter and browned bits in a heatproof bowl and allow to cool a bit.
  2. Beat together browned butter and sugars until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
  5. Stir in oats and coconut; mix well;  stir in milk chocolate chunks
  6. At this point, for best results, you can store the dough in the refrigerator forup to a day and a half. (I put mine in the fridge overnight.)  After taking dough out of fridge, warm up a bit to scoop dough out of bowl.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. I used my 1” cookie scoop for smaller cookies
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown for chewy cookies, 12-14 min. for crispy cookies.
  9. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack  
  10. Store in covered container
 
l linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #51
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23 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike, Becky! I just made coconut cookies too. Thank you for sharing! I hope you are having a lovely week!

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    1. Monet,
      I love coconut in many things, especially cookies with oatmeal, chocolate, and browned butter. You have so many exciting things happening all at once:)

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  2. Hold the milk please, but bring on the cookies. What, they left all that chocolate untouched, lol. Good call to make cookies with it. I'm in the mood for cookies, why are you making it so hard for me to say no.
    -Gina-

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    1. Gina,
      You are the Cookie Queen, of course you have to say yes, to making these cookies. You will be glad that you did.

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  3. I love a good cookie and this definitely looks like an AMAZING cookie! I will definitely have to try this recipe, I love the use of brown butter. Thanks for sharing!

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

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    1. Browned butter adds another layer of flavor to these amazing cookies. Let me know, if you try them!

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  4. Don't you just looooove browned butter???!!!

    These cookies look TO DIE FOR! Mmmm

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    1. Kayle,
      This was my first try with browned butter, but it won't be my last.

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  5. This is one great recipe that I am saving.....I don't dunk my cookies. I like them with coffee....

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    1. Debbie,
      I sometimes dunk my cookies in my coffee or tea, so good!

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  6. Cookies with milk chocolate sound good.. Somehow I am more fan of brownies, probably because I am more lazy, cookies require more work :D

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    1. Medeja,
      Cookies may take a little more time, but you get many more cookies, than brownies in a batch. These cookies are worth the time.

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  7. These look so FULL of flavor! Nice bog & great pics. :)

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    1. Thank for your kind words and stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you.

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    1. Mary,
      Thank you! these cookies have wonderful layers of flavor, and texture, so good.

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  9. What great cookies! I like cookies with a cup of coffee also, and seldom dunk. I love that you bake so much. Everything always looks so good. I used to bake cookies a lot when the boys were home, but not so much any more. You have inspired me to change that.

    How do you like this bitter cold weather we're having now? I can't wait for summer!!! lol

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    1. Pam,
      These are great dunking cookies. To me baking is therapy, and I give away a lot of what I bake.

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  10. Me and these cookies are the best of friends :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Chocolates with coconut cookies hmmm I really think my cookie jar needs a refill. Definitely baking this one. :) Got my eye on your next posts.

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    1. Jeane, These cookies are so good with coconut, oatmeal, and chocolate!

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  12. What a fantastic combo of yummy flavors! They look perfect. I am in love with browned butter too. I think I need some to definitely tame the Cookie Monster in me. YUM! Did I miss seeing a link back to Weekend Potluck? Love that you shared them with us.

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    1. Marsha,

      I did have a link back to the Weekend Potluck. Glad that you liked the cookie recipe.

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