Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We Interrupt This Week For Cookies



Sometimes a girl just has to have a cookie.

I think everybody understands this.

The other day I got the idea to make oatmeal cookies with coconut, pecans, and mini-peanut butter cups.

Whooooooo! They came out great!




Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup (or more chopped pecans)
3/4 cup mini peanut butter cups

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, coconut, pecans, and peanut butter. Mix well.

Note! You can add a little bit of almond extract to the mixture. Don't go overboard. Don't go crazy. You know how you can get.


Hope you enjoy!

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my Sister, Eileen!




54 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

Absolutely no such thing as a bad cookie. Except for that disastrous campaign from Famous Amos: "Grandpa's Toe Jam Ahoy!"

Old Kitty said...

Happy birthday to your sister, Eileen, lovely BB!!

OH I could smell these gorgeous cookies and I am dribbling! Yay! Take care
x

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh my those sound wonderful.

Slamdunk said...

Cookies are my weakness and those sound fantastic.

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Birthday Eileen! Hope Betty shares some of those cookies with you.

Brian said...

Happy Birthday to your Sis...and hooray for the cookie monster!

Cool Gal said...

Wow...those look delicious! I love coconut and peanut butter cups, too!

Happy Birthday to your sis. :)

Teresa Evangeline said...

Oh my Lord, do they sound/look good. With winter coming, it's important to prepare through proper food consumption, hibernation and all. These will do quite nicely, thank you.

EmptyNester said...

If you lived closer, I could just come over and enjoy your delicious cookie baking! LOL

Jules said...

Happy B'Day Eileen! Is this one of those recipes where you add the egg, eat a peanut butter cup; add the flour, eat a peanut butter cup... and so on.

Maybe I'll just double that peanut butter cup quantity. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Out on the prairie said...

What a wild combination, but it all sounds good.I used to eat the dough for oatmeal cookies raw.

Eva Gallant said...

Damn! Now I want cookies!

Leanne said...

Wow!!! These look absolutely delish!!! I knew you were a domestic godess, but I didn't know how much of a domestic goddess you were!!! Now, I must go bake. Thanks, B. I was just about to swear off sugar . . . Maybe tomorrow!!!

Flartus said...

Miniature peanut butter cups!?? You are BRILLIANTer than I ever suspected.

Or, in other words, "Om nom nom nom!"

Sara said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I had to physically hold myself back from licking my monitor. I want those cookies right now!

Madi and Mom said...

Thanks BB these sound delicious...I do believe I'll make a surprise batch for my hubby today while he is away. He loves oatmeal cookies. I'll let you know how much he likes them.
Hugs C

Tabor said...

NOt fair. I will share my fresh fig bars in exchange for a cookies or two.

jenny_o said...

Anything with peanut butter cups in them HAVE to be good. Also that much butter and sugar :) Yummy!

Shelly said...

I am having to wipe drool from my chin just looking at those pics. Thanks for including the recipe- will have to try it!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Ooh, those look delicious.

Now I want cookies for lunch!

blueviolet said...

They look like something that needs to be replicated right here!

Stephanie V said...

Thanks for the recipe...these look great. I love oatmeal cookies - all kinds!

missing moments said...

Cookies ... did I hear cookies???
Yum Yum! I can smell them all the way here!

floweringmama said...

Hey Betty! Looks yummy and I bet your kitchen smelled scrumptious. Have you ever used butter extract? I use it in everything that calls for vanilla.

Marg said...

Why did I come here right a lunch time. I am sitting here drooling all over the keyboard. What a mess.
But those cookies look so good. And oatmeal too. Yikes. Thanks for the recipe. Take care.

Vanessa said...

Sweets seem to be the theme of the day! :)
-Vanessa

Shrinky said...

Oooooooooooh, those look scrummy! Hope you saved one for your sis'?

Ms. A said...

If I ever take up baking, my butt will be broader than it is now! Pretty good deterrent for me, don't you think?

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Who knew you were so domestic? Great recipe and my hubby loves oatmeal cookies. Will have to try these. :)

Donea Lee said...

Oatmeal cookies ~ and not a raisin in sight!! Woo Hoo! :) Those look absolutely amazing. I've copied it down to try for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Daniel said...

Your efforts successfully made me hungry! Now I want some home made cookies. lol

Donea Lee said...

Oh - and HAPPY BDAY to your sister!

Sush said...

Birthday Greetings to your sister and I find the best way to eat cookies is via a blog. Delicious to look at and no calories...

Hugs~

Madi and Mom said...

ATTENTION TO ALL COOKIE MONSTERS:

I just finished making and baking the BB's oatmeal cookies. They are simply scrumptious!! I've never seen a recipe for oatmeal cookies using brown sugar. I use that in my pumpkin bread which everyone loves.
One of our fav cafes has oatmeal/cranberry cookies so I used cranraisins instead of the mini peanut butter cups.

Earthquake on the East Coast...it was my first and I hope my last.
I expect Sonny Boy thought he left quakes in CA. LOL
Thank you BB for sharing the recipe
Madi and Mom

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, those cookies look delicious, Betty. One would be good right now to get me through the afternoon slump! ;)

Happy birthday to your sister!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A mouth watering post Betty, thanks for the recipe.

Yvonne.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to Eileen!!

These look Wonderful!!
Another five pounds added to my waistline...Hahaaaa
hughugs

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those look good! Although the ingredients list looks like a drink & bake accident.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Mmm, pecans, brown sugar and all the other yummy stuff...Can I have a second? Thanks, Betty. (I already helped myself to thirds.)

Happy birthday, Eileen. I was going to say "Happy birthday SOB" (i.e., Sister Of Betty), but I thought that might not be well received.

xoRobyn

Miriam said...

I have to disagree with Al - there really ARE bad cookies. Like the lemon almond florentines sitting on my counter, that I made this morning. They are horrible. Just horrible. Wanna trade?

Pat said...

Those sound downright decadent.My mouth actually watered when I saw the photo! Yum!

Annie said...

Cookies are not an interruption, they are the highlight.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Can't imagine a day without cookies. In fact, my Cookie Jar has two sides. One side says, "Homemade Cookies" and the other side "Store-Bought Cookies". It's rarely turned to the latter. ☺ Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to give it a try. Happy Wednesday!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I think I gained a pound looking at those pictures.

Baby Sister said...

Ooooh I am definitely going to have to try those!! Mini RPBC? Yes please!!

Happy Birthday Eileen!! :)

faye said...

I keep checking the mail... but
no cookies...( sigh ).

karen said...

How did you KNOW I've been wanting to make cookies all week? Instead I made the quiche from hell and it took all my time today. But it was delicious after the hell part. Tomorrow: cookies.
Happy birthday to your sister. I wish I had one of those. Sisters, I mean.

Zuzana said...

Mmm, those cookies would sure go so well with my morning coffee.;))
xoxo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These look scrumptious! I love coconut and the peanut butter cups seem an interesting addition...

Jayne said...

Dear Betty- How I would have loved to be in your kitchen to cradle one of those soft, warm cookies as they came out of the oven. I haven't yet had breakfast and I'm suddenly feeling famished. Is it okay to start the day with a cookie? ;)

(Thanks for the recipe!)

Nat said...

I just HAVE to make these and soon! In fact, right now...to the kitchen, why delay?!

Facing50.Blog said...

Oh wow! oh wow! These look so deilcious I was tempted to lick the screen.
Belated Happy Birthday to Eileen.

Ann said...

OMG, you made cookies and I wasn't here that day. Please tell me you have one left. PLEASE :)

KleinsteMotte said...

Yes cookies are a sweet pleasure. What a great way to celebrate a sister's birthday. Sweet:)