Artwork by Jacob

Artwork by Jacob

Monday, April 18, 2016

Oatmeal Coconut Butter Cookies

It has been a long time since I have had an epic baking failure so I guess I was do. I made these oatmeal coconut butter cookies from Curtis Stone's What's For Dinner.


My first batch cooked up as one big cookie, talk about spread. I think there were several factors to this cookie's failure. First the shredded coconut I used for this recipe was a really fine cut and I think it contributed to a lack of structure for this cookie. Also I made a mistake with the oven temperature and baked my first batch at 350 degrees when it should have been 300 degrees. The technique of mixing this recipe is also a bit different from traditional cookies. The sugar is added to the dry ingredients.  The butter and golden syrup are melted and boiling water and baking soda are added to the butter mixture. Then all ingredients are added together. My final mistake was the scoop size. My cookie scoop is about 1 1/2 tablespoons and this calls for 1 tablespoon. The additional dough made the cookies too big. But for all my foibles the cookies still tasted good.

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13 comments:

  1. They look very pretty - so crisp and delicate, almost like tuiles. I'm glad you were happy with the flavour.

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  2. I like crispy cookies. Even if the come out stuck to one another.

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  3. I like crispy cookies. Even if the come out stuck to one another.

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  4. This is the same book I am looking through right now. I got it from the library and have found quite a bit I want to try. Glad you posted your cookies and said what went wrong, I will try them too, take your advice.

    Fact is, if they came out edible and tasted well, who cares how they are shaped!

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  5. Not a fail since you learn so much from what has gone wrong. It happens more often than I care to admit. And the cookies taste good!

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  6. Your cookies look excellent to me - I'll have the big one ;) Love this style of cookie - it is a favourite at my house.

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  7. The cookies looks cripsy and I like the golden brown colour. I love coconut cookies and a jar of these cookies would be perfect for lounging on the sofa!

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  8. I am a huge fan of crispy cookies, cookies and some milk are perfect for a lazy Sunday on the sofa

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  9. Baking is such a tricky thing, but I can see why you were drawn to this recipe and I do like the way they spread out and look so thin and delicate. I bet I could enjoy some of these on top of ice cream:)

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  10. I love thin and lacy cookies like this and with the coconut, I like it even better. I like the idea of one big cookie do because I can claim to have eaten "just one!" hah! ;-)

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  11. Cookies! I like it. This food is nice and delicious! Thank your recipe! healthoop

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  12. I like big, crispy cookies too. My toddler too, he definitely loves holding and munching it while walking around the living room, leaving crumbs everywhere. :D

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  13. I wold not call that a fail. BIG cookies are always welcome here.

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