As rolled oats cookies are among my favorites, I make them often, and each time I try to come up with a new flavor. This time I decided on the combination of coconut and golden raisins, which resulted extra tasty cookies, well worth of documenting.
The cookies are quick and easy to make and will fill your kitchen with wonderful aroma while baking. The desiccated coconut and rolled oats add chewy textures, while the raisins add subtle acidity, which balances the sweetness nicely. Cinnamon, vanilla and coconut sugar added different layers of aroma.
These tasty cookies will delight anyone who loves coconut. Try them and enjoy.
* I’ve used coconut sugar simply because I’ve had it at hand, however, if you don’t have it, brown sugar can be used instead.
Makes: about 30 cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes
1 stick (115 grams) butter, soft
1 L egg
2/3 cup coconut sugar (or soft brown sugar)
¼ cup white sugar
2 Tbs whole milk
½ cup flour
½ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup golden raisins
1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C). Line two cookie sheets with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and egg together. Add milk, two types of sugar and mix well. Add the flour, coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and rolled oats, and mix to combine. Add the raisins and mix briefly with a spatula.
3. With a small ice cream scoop, form about 30 ping-pong size balls from the dough. Place in the pans, spacing them apart (the cookies will expand extensively while baking).
4. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. The cookies will be soft when taken out of the oven, so leave them in the pan for 5-7 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. They will then harden up a bit to a crispy yet chewy texture.