Sunday, June 20, 2010
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups instant oatmeal
1 bag 60 percent cacao Ghiradelli chocolate chips
Cream together the brown sugar and butter. Add in the maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Then mix in the cinnamon, soda, and coconut. Add the all-purpose flour.
By hand, mix in the oatmeal. You may need to use less oatmeal, depending on the dryness of the batter. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips. I added the whole bag because I love a high ratio of chocolate to cookie. Feel free to reduce the amount of chocolate as desired.
Scoop into even tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
*It helps if you don't get so caught up taking photos that you remember to set the timer and check on the cookies.