Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Coconut Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Once I wanted to share a lamb recipe with my eldest sister. I told her to put a little bit this and a little bit that..... She asked: "How many is a little bit, 0.5g, 5g? Give me the amount of ingredients." She is physicist and wants everything to be precise.

I don't work that way. I rarely cook or bake anything completely according to recipes, I frequently make up my own. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. My dishes taste differently each time, at least slightly. Sometimes, my husband said " It tasted better last time." The problem is I've never written down recipes, I don't remember what I put in last time.

I baked some coconut almond oatmeal cookies yesterday, they taste really good. This time I decided to write it down in case that next time I want to make cookies tasting exactly the same.

Butter 1cup
Brown Sugar 1/2 cup
white sugar 3/4 cup
All-purpose Flour 3/4 cup
Corn starch 1/2 cup
salt 1 tsp
baking soda 1 tsp
Vanilla extraction 1 tbsp
Oatmeal 3 cup
chopped almond: 1 cup
coconut flake: 1/2 cup
large egg: 2

Soften butter in room temperature.

1.Pre-heat oven to 350 F .
2.Beat butter until creamy in a mixing bow. Add sugars, continue to beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Then add vanilla extraction. Beat to mix well.
3 Mix all-purpose Flour, Corn starch, salt, baking soda in another mixing bowl. Stir into the mixture made in step 2, stir in almonds, coconut flake and oatmeal.
4 Spoon out the mixture onto parchment papers, make cookies. I made a big one, cut after it baked.
5 Bake about 12 minutes, until cookies looks brown.

I cut about 30 square cookies and some odds.

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