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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

I have been craving cookies lately, I love cookies.  I'm a cookie monster of sorts.  Really, I am!  I come by in naturally, my Dad is a big cookie fan too :-)

I figured I would try to make some cookies that might please both my cookie palate as well as my husband's.  My favourite kind of cookie is my Mom's chocolate chip cookie, my husband prefers oatmeal raisin.  So this recipe combines my likes with my hubby's, along with a few extras.  These certainly are loaded cookies!  I found the recipe in a Taste of Home Cookies & Bars cookbook, and added raisins to the mix.  Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup quick oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut, flaked
1/2 cup pecans, crushed
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and two sugars.  Add in eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Add in quick oats, chocolate chips, coconut, pecans and raisins.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 11-12 minutes or until done.  Remove from oven and cool for about 2 minutes before moving to a wire to finish cooling.

VERDICT:
These were super tasty, and a hit with everyone, even though my husband did comment that the cookies could use a little less chocolate chips and a little more raisins.  Ha!  (Didn't slow him down eating them though!). These were super good, and next time I would probably try adding some sunflower seeds to the batter, just for fun!



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59 comments:

  1. Love this recipe, my family loves oatmeal cookies.

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  2. Oatmeal cookies are the bomb!!! Although I have to say I like more chocolate in mine than raisins;-)

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    1. I'm with you Jocelyn, the more chocolate the better! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love oatmeal cookies! I always make mine with raisins and chocolate.. sometimes I will add pecans too!

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  4. Foudn you from the Hello Cotton blog hop, I think you're blog is going to be dangerous(ly good!).

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Welcome, I sure hope you enjoy!

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  5. My mouth is absolutely watering looking at these! I'm definitely going to have to try them. :)

    I would love for you to do a guest post on my food blog, Peace Love Recipes (www.peaceloverecipes.com)! Just email me at courtneylynne09@gmail.com if you're interested! :)

    -Courtney

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    1. I would love to Courtney! I will email you today to chat! Thanks so much!! And thanks for stopping by :-)

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  6. These sound and look really good!! They look like you could add just about anything to them, a crowd pleaser.

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  7. Oooh, I want to try these cookies. I am a huge chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin fan, so I bet I'd love them :)

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    1. I hope you do!! Thanks so much for stopping by :-)

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  8. Dawn.. same thing goes on in my home and kitchen.. except I am the oatmeal raisin and my hubby chocolate chip. Can't wait to try out your recipe! Blessings!

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    1. That's funny Carla :-) thanks so much for visiting!

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  9. Oooh I have some leftover coconut press from making coconut milk and oil waiting to be used and all of the ingredients in my cupboard. I'll replace the sugar and brown sugar with coconut palm sugar and muscovado and shave some dark chocolate and make it a great whole foods treat!

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    1. Wow!!! Love the adapted ingredients. Let me know how they turn out :-)

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  10. Girl, how did you know I'm on a diet and cookies are my weakness? This yummy recipe has given me extra incentive to stay the course. I know what treat awaits me when I reach my goal! :)

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    1. Sorry Shannon! :-) best of luck to you as you work towards your goal!

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  11. These look absolutely delish! I love your motto of trying one new recipe per week. Tomorrow is recipe of the week at my blog. Would you like to guest post and share your favorite with me? I am so glad you came to the Sunday Social! I am now following you too :)

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! And thanks for the guest posting opportunity :-)

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  12. I ALWAYS want cookies! They are my comfort food...and so easy to 'take n go'...these look mouth watering and I know I would love love love them.

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    1. They are my comfort food too :-) I could eat cookies everyday :-) thank you for visiting my blog, hope to see you again soon!

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  13. Me want cooooookieeeeeesssss!
    As much as I try to stay away from sweets these days, your food posts make me crave for them more and more!

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    1. Hi Czjai! Sorry that I'm not helping...but they were good!! Thanks for visiting!

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  14. You have a delightful and delicious blog :) kisses.

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  15. Simply delicious!!! One of my fav cookies with chocolate chips added!! I will be making these this week!!

    btw: New to this blog!! Enjoyed reading your latest posts!

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    1. Thank you so much...and welcome to my blog!

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  16. What a great combo! Compromise is key :) Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & see you next Sunday ~EMM

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    1. :-) Thanks Krista! I will be back, of course!

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  17. These look so yummY. Please stop over and share on my blog tomorrow at my 1st Linky Party! Have a wonderful afternoon. Diane @ MamalDiane.com

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  18. Girl, I'm LOVING it when you link to Must Try Monday! Thanks for sharing these. By the way, we did the sweet potato fries from your site the other night and they were awesome !

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    1. I am so sad that I missed MTM this week...that NEVER happens! My day just got away from me! Next week I will have my act together!

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  19. Oooohh these cookies sound so good, love all the goodies you added in! YUM!!!

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    1. Thanks Maria! I've been craving these cookies ever since I made them, must be time to make more :-)

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  20. These look SO good! :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I can't wait to try these with my kids! :-))

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    1. Please let me know how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Those cookies look terrific. Cannot wait to try the recipe. Come visit us. We have some wonderful things to share, recipes and a great DIY.

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    1. Thank you for the invite - I wll! Glad that you stopped by - and I hope you enjoy the cookies!

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  22. I love oatmeal cookies SO much. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome Dorothy! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  23. Yummm! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday! We hope we'll see you again next week!

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  24. Yummy! Cookies!!! Was cookie monster your favorite as a child? Thanks for sharing these yummy cookies with us at Kids in the Kitchen! Hope to see you next Tuesday! :)

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    1. LOL, my brother had a super sized Cookie Monster stuffie when we were kids. Snufalufagus (sp?!) was my favourite. And Oscar the Grouch, he always made me laugh!

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  25. Hi,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Oatmeal cookies are my FAVORITE! Thanks for sharing.

    Can't wait to see what you link up next week.

    Have a great week,
    Michelle

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  26. Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  27. oooh yum! I just made a post about my love for cookies! I'd love it if you checked it out. I'm stopping by from its a blog party and I'm glad I made cookies tonight or you'd be making me crave some real bad! These look great!

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    1. Thanks Bridget! I will stop by! I'm getting hungry too...we had an early dinner tonight and now I am hungry surfing all the food blogs!

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  28. I just made these tonight and they are fabulous! Love the extra crunch of the coconut. I substituted the raisins with cranberries and left out the nuts and added more oats. They are delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. So glad that you liked them Christy! I love the idea of cranberries, I might have to try that too :-)

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  29. I make this recipe often, it's the very same but called "Everything Cookies", they're so good!!

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