Monday, March 21, 2016

Coconut-Nut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies



Monday is a better day than any to get organized. It starts with coffee and some cookies... and then definitely some will power.

It's that time again for me. I'm moving, again! That's about the fourth move in 6 years and it really doesn't get any less exhausting. You'd think that moving a lot would make you better at de-cluttering. Like, "Is this empty spice tin useful for anything? It looks like it would be good to hold more stuff in?" NO! It's garbage. Stop collecting small containers because they hold things. I think that counts as hoarding.

What I have realized is that my life fits into 23 boxes of stuff marked "Kitchen". It looks like I live in a kitchen. Nothing much for the living area, and the bedroom is pretty scarce... I proudly own plenty of cooking and baking tools and a ton of servingware. I might not be able to provide you with a plush hotel-style sleep if you stay the night, but I can certainly bake you a badass cake and cook you a brunch you won't forget. There might even be homemade chocolates on your mediocre pillow.

I have one rule about moving into a new place: I must bake almost immediately. It makes it feel like home and lets me know that I can trust the kitchen.

Cookies are a must for housewarming because they are snackable and shareable and if they contain a hint of spice, then they infuse the space with incredible aroma.

I like to make these oatmeal cookies loaded with toasted coconut and chocolate chips.

I need to start stocking my pantry anyway, so this is a great start. Plus chocolate makes moving seem easier. Chocolate plus gin makes moving seem too easy - and that's probably because if I'm drinking gin, I'm probably just holding the door.


The best thing is that you don't need a mixer to make oatmeal cookies come together. You don't need to dig through every box to find any special tools. If you can find a bowl and a spatula or even just a wooden spoon, then you are solid!

First up - get to know the oven. Get it preheating and then spread some coconut and chopped pecans out on a baking tray. Let it bake until golden brown and smellin' toasty. If all goes well it will brown rather evenly. But, if one side is totally black and the other is still a shade of white, then we definitely have a hot spot situation. That would be concerning. Let's hope this is not the case.

Next - cream butter and two sugars until light and fluffy. Just work it by hand in the bowl rubbing the butter and sugar against the sides until they are well incorporated. Then stir in one egg until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla extract and move on to the dry ingredients.

Over the creamed mixture add flour, baking soda, oats, a touch of nutmeg and salt. Add in your cooled toasted coconut and pecans and stir it up until you get a nice soft dough. Stir through the chocolate chips.


I let this dough sit in the fridge for one hour while I try and do something productive like put down my glass of gin and pick up a box.

This resting time is important because it lets the dough firm up and suck up moisture so that the cookies don't spread flat during baking. They will stay chewy and moist for days so that there is something to look forward to other than what the heck is in that other box.

In most cases, I'd rather be eating cookies.
xo
Christina.


Coconut-Nut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
makes 20-22 cookies

½ cup (30g) unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup (60g) chopped pecans
1 cup (142g) all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
1 cup (100g) old-fashioned rolled oats
7 tbsp (100g) soft unsalted butter
2/3 cup (145g) packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (50g) sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp sour cream
½ tsp vanilla extract
100g (3.5 oz) chocolate chips

Spread coconut and pecans on a large baking sheet and bake for 4-6 minutes until toasted, stirring every few minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, oats, toasted coconut and pecans. 

In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars until fluffy, 2 minutes on medium speed. Beat in egg until well combined. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix to blend. Add flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Wrap dough well with plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper.

Roll tablespoons of chilled dough into balls and place on prepared baking trays. Flatten slightly and bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool and then store in an airtight container.
Pin It

32 comments:

  1. Hi !
    What can I use instead of the sour cream please?
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are amazing! I've been waiting all weekend for you to post the recipe and couldn't wait to get them in the oven. They are so good I can't stop eating them!

    ReplyDelete
  3. KrazyMantra careers
    Brilliant knowledge with krazyMantra Careers.
    http://www.krazymantra.com/career.php
    We offer you a career to accomplish your dreams, scale the ladder of success. If you are brilliant in your domain, brimming with learning attitude, optimism, we surely are waiting to welcome you onboard we here to bring excellent talents of your towards the Goals. And get more knowledge and express yourself at other level .

    ReplyDelete
  4. Directors of Krazy mantra
    http://www.krazymantra.com/director.php
    Vikram Pratap Singh, Priya Golani, Abhishek dubey are director of Krazy Mantra. Those people made their company from their hard work and struggles. The multipurpose and energetic team onboard brings with them rich, demonstrated experience, domain expertise gained through stint with many leading multinational and Indian companies. Powered by team’s skills and expertise, we deliver solutions to customers, matching global standards.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Best Relocation Company Modi packers and movers Ahmedabad Jamnagar Rajkot
    http://packers-and-movers-ahmedabad-baroda-surat-rajkot.in/packers-and-movers-jamnagar.html
    Searching for best Modi packers and movers Jamnagar? We connect with you top packers and movers in Jamnagar. We offer complete car transport facility and affordable relocation services as per your requirement. We provide a quality service and a wonderful hassle free shifting experience. Shifting with care and at your convenience with our best Modi packers and movers in Jamnagar. Let us serve you in the best way possible and leave you with a broad smile with our best relocation service in Jamnagar.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Logistic service provider packers and movers Vadodara - Ahmedabad
    http://packers-and-movers-ahmedabad-baroda-surat-rajkot.in/packers-and-movers-vadodara.html
    packers and movers vadodara
    Modi packers and movers vadodara is logistic ,Moving or relocating your house from one place to another is never an easy job. It requires a lot of patience and expertise. Without proper knowledge you may end up losing or damaging your useful and valuable goods. However, vadodara is also a beautiful place to live life peacefully.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Krazy Mantra Group of company
    http://www.krazymantra.com/
    Krazy Mantra Group of company is a leading multinational based out of Ahmedabad, Gujarat with diversified interests. Blending brilliance of experienced team and best of the variety technology, the company offers a wide spectrum of IT, Non-IT, Real Estate and Infrastructure solutions among others. We help enterprises transform, grow in a commercial world with stringent competition through deep strategic consulting. We are a trusted partner for companies cutting across geographies and domain expertise, ranging from start-up to giant size businesses.

    ReplyDelete
  8. NIELIT accreditation
    http://collegeaffiliation.com
    Process of NIELIT accreditation
    College Affiliation is a consultancy service which provide a guidelines and implementation process of NIELIT accreditation. Our consultants can help you with the complete NIELIT process from documentation and implementation . College Affiliation also provide other Affiliation/ Approval services like NAAC, INC, AICTE, CBSE, NCTE, NCVT, PCI, NBA, NABH . If you want more detail visit over website College affiliation.

    ReplyDelete
  9. CBSE affiliation procedure
    http://collegeaffiliation.com
    CBSE affiliation procedure guidelines
    College Affiliation is a professional education consultant. The affiliation process contain vast procedures, documentation, requirements with respect to infrastructure . We provide the complete CBSE affiliation procedure guidelines to the clients. College Affiliation will take care of the whole process making it easier for our clients.

    ReplyDelete
  10. CBSE affiliation procedure
    http://collegeaffiliation.com
    CBSE affiliation procedure guidelines
    College Affiliation is a professional education consultant. The affiliation process contain vast procedures, documentation, requirements with respect to infrastructure . We provide the complete CBSE affiliation procedure guidelines to the clients. College Affiliation will take care of the whole process making it easier for our clients.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Government Approval paper for university Affiliation
    http://collegeaffiliation.com
    Government Approval paper for university Affiliation consultancy
    Start a new university is not easy It contain vast procedure for Government approval paper for university Affiliation. College Affiliation is a consultancy service which provide the Government approval documents guidelines to the clients. we have experts and professional employees for the affiliation service they can work easily and in faster way.

    ReplyDelete

  12. DOEACC Society Consultancy
    http://gmhdhgcdhmtdmhct.blogspot.com/2018/07/doeacc-society-consultancy.html
    College affiliation is a consultancy which provide a proper knowledge, implementation, training, and documentation procedure guidelines for DOEACC Society ( Department of Electronics and Accreditation Of Computer Courses or NIELTI. We also provide other Affiliation services like NAAC, INC, AICTE, CBSE, NCTE, NCVT, PCI, NBA, NABH .We have experts and professional employees for the affiliation service they can work easily and in faster way.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lab setup and installation in all over India
    http://collegeaffiliation.com
    Lab setup and installation in all over India
    College Affiliation provide lab setup for different field like Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, ECE lab, ITI workshop, Mining Engg and Language Lab. We deliver the best and good quality service for lab setup and installation in all over India. We can help you in every part of procedure. Our aim is to provide standard service to our clients and to ensure that their requirements are full-fill or not. For more information you can directly call us on 7311178847.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Packers and Movers in Jamnagar
    http://packers-and-movers-ahmedabad-baroda-surat-rajkot.in/packers-and-movers-jamnagar.html
    Modi packers and movers in Jamnagar.
    Modi packers and movers in Jamnagar provide variety of services like shifting, relocation, loading , unloading, packing, unpacking, transportation, automobile transportation services. We provide Home and office shifting at affordable rates. Customer's satisfaction with safe and secure packing and moving services at the proper time is the only aim of our organization.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Packers and Movers in Vadodara
    http://packers-and-movers-ahmedabad-baroda-surat-rajkot.in/packers-and-movers-vadodara.html
    Professional packers and movers in Vadodara.
    Modi packers and movers in Vadodara are professional service provider for House shifting, office relocation, Car Carrier Services, Warehousing Services. We use the high quality material for product packing and safely loading and unloading at affordable rates. We Provides best quality, quick and reliable service to the customers. if you want more detail please visit over website Modi packers and movers .

    ReplyDelete
  16. College Affiliation focus of quality initiative that is largely on the teaching and learning process, which is the core of all educational activity and has the most impact on stakeholders and results, besides institutional performance. Provide an effective consulting system which enables clients to achieve their goals with minimum disruption of their present operations. Our Services Provide ISO Certification, NAAC ASSESMENT - AFFILIATION/APPROVAL, NBA - FFILIATION/APPROVAL , NABH FOR HOSPITAL/MEDICAL COLLEGE ACCREDIATON, NABL FOR LAB/BLOOD BANK , ITI AFFILIATION / APPROVAL, CBSE (AFFILIAITON/APPROVAL/UPGRADATION) Etc.

    ReplyDelete
  17. College affiliation is a consultancy which provide a proper knowledge, implementation, training, and documentation procedure guidelines for DOEACC Society ( Department of Electronics and Accreditation Of Computer Courses or NIELTI. We also provide other Affiliation services like NAAC, INC, AICTE, CBSE, NCTE, NCVT, PCI, NBA, NABH .We have experts and professional employees for the affiliation service they can work easily and in faster way.

    ReplyDelete
  18. http://www.krazymantra.com/bpo_kpo_services.php
    Krazy Mantra, we fully understand the enterprise requirement to scaleup and meet enterprise goals. Krazy Mantra offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing solutions for small and big companies. With global footprints across all industries it is easy to gel with the most recent trends.Advanced technology can be part of your everyday business with the help of KPO services.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Krazy Mantra BPO Service
    http://www.krazymantra.com/bpo_kpo_services.php
    Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the allocation of one or more business processes to a third party service provider who possesses, governs and manages the selected processes based on well-defined and quantifiable performance metrics.Krazy Mantra, we fully understand the enterprise requirement to scaleup and meet enterprise goals.Krazy Mantra is global BPO service provider company .

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pharmacy Approval Consultancy
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/
    Excellent Pharmacy Approval Consultancy
    College Affiliation consultants can help you with the complete Pharma Consultancy process, Pharma Consultancy is important to ensure oncology growth by meeting the goals and making the most of the investment. It can help on market strategy where client will adopt the market trends to roll the company globally. It also helps on how to trim costs by focusing on investments and how to grow strategies.

    ReplyDelete
  21. http://collegeaffiliation.com/
    Pharmacy affiliation Consultancy
    College Affiliation Working closely with clients, we take a practical approach: we design systems that improve efficiency and meet the needs of the client, not just the standard. The Pharmacy Affiliation offers a comprehensive range of financial and management services to the community and retail pharmacy industry. The course is approved by Govt.of India.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Krazy Mantra It Service
    http://www.krazymantra.com/it_service.php
    Krazy Mantra is India's top IT Company & Outsourcing services company for 18+ years offering customized software & web development services. We based in Ahmedabad and provide various IT services and software solution. Our IT Solutions include: Digital Marketing Solutions, Hardware and Networking Solutions, Offshore and Onshore IT Solutions, ERP Solutions.

    ReplyDelete
  23. D'Pharma B Pharma Affiliation
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/
    Best D'Pharma B Pharma Affiliation consultancy
    College Affiliation Pharmacy has been approved as Research Centre for Ph.D. Research by Application are invited for M.Pharma & B.Pharma (Lateral) Courses. College Affiliation had vast experience in the field of Accreditation & has dealt with organizations such as - Universities, Affiliated / Constituted Colleges, Autonomous Colleges, Teacher Education, Health Science Institutions, Academic Staff colleges etc.

    ReplyDelete
  24. CCC Affiliation
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/
    ccc affiliation consultants
    Over the years, CCC Affiliation has attracted the best professionals from a diverse range of industries. CCC is a Certificate Course designed to impart knowledge at a basic level in computers for the common man. We provide guidance and Consultancy for educational institutions for obtaining the Recognisation for setting up the Computer Course Institution.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Krazy Mantra BPO Service
    http://www.krazymantra.com/bpo_kpo_services.php
    Over the years, outsourcing has evolved as a business practice embraced with open arms by enterprises. Why not??? Outsourcing certain business processes slashes overhead, enabling enterprise to optimize revenue. Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the allocation of one or more business processes to a third party service provider who possesses, governs and manages the selected processes based on well-defined and quantifiable performance

    ReplyDelete
  26. D Pharma B Pharma Approval
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/
    D Pharma B Pharma Approval from College Affiliation.
    Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a course in Pharmacy which was approved by Govt. of India in the year. The profession of pharmacy is still in its developing stages and is yet to bloom to its fullest extent these needs presently B. Pharm. & D. Pharm. being the minimum need where we are providing all related documentation as per client’s requirement.

    ReplyDelete
  27. CCC exam centre
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/

    Apply For CCC exam Centre - College Affiliation

    This course aims to provide basic ability to read and write IT program for the common man. This program is essentially conceived with the idea of giving the common man an opportunity to gain computer program knowledge. CCC course run under the NIELIT approved Institutes. We provide officially CCC course affiliation procedure service.

    ReplyDelete
  28. CCC approval
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/

    CCC approval process by college affiliation

    The computer literacy programme of the Society is an outcome of the recommendation of National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development. This course is designed to aim at imparting a basic level IT Literacy programme for the common man. This helps the small business communities, housewives, etc. to maintain their small accounts using the computers and enjoy in the world of Information Technology. This course is, therefore, designed to be more practical oriented.

    ReplyDelete
  29. CCC exam centre
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/

    Government Approved CCC exam center- College Affiliation

    CCC is a government certified course that provide basic knowledge of computer to the common man. After completing the course you can be able to use the computer for basic purposes of preparing business letters, viewing information on internet receiving and sending mails, preparing business presentations, preparing small databases etc. Some of the government jobs compulsory required CCC certificate. CCC examination conducted by NIELIT.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Pharmacy Approval Consultancy

    Leading Pharmacy Approval Consultancy from College affiliation
    http://collegeaffiliation.com/

    College Affiliation is a consultation service which offers Pharmacy Approval procedure for affiliation. We are working closely with clients and design systems that improve efficiency and meet the needs of the client, not just the standard. It also helps on how to trim costs by focusing on investments and how to grow strategies. This course is run under the PCI approved by Govt.of India.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Pharmacy affiliation

    http://collegeaffiliation.com/

    College Affiliation Consultant For Pharmacy affiliation

    Pharmacy is a health profession that combines with health and chemical sciences that aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. We provide guidance and Consultancy service for setting up the New Pharmacy Institution. Our consultants and support staff believe in customer satisfaction. For more detail visit our website College Affiliation.

    ReplyDelete