Monday, April 9, 2012

Chocolate~Coconut~Oatmeal Cookies...OMG

Do you ever watch any cooking shows where no matter what the host is about to take a bite of they always say "Oh my gawd" before they ever have a chance to actually taste the flavor of the item? Most of the time to me, it always sounds so fake.
Well~I had one of those OMG moments when I tasted this cookie. It was a true OMG moment as soon as this little gem got close to my nose...yes...just mere nano-seconds before I even tasted the flavor of this wonderful cookie. You can smell the wonderful aroma of the coconut, oatmeal and chocolate before it ever hits your lips. It has a very satisfying taste. You know, the feeling you get where you don't need anything else.

Where this is it~life is good and you can't imagine anything ever tasting any better.

Am I the only person that can get this excited about a cookie?  ~I sure hope not~


Pictures just don't do these justice but here they are anyway.
Transformations From the Heart

I sure wish you had "Smell-A-Net" so you could savor the aroma with me.

Transformations From the Heart

The recipe for these cookies are from Hershey's Recipe Collection cookbook.
NOTE: The only change that was done was add 2 cups chocolate chips to dough batter and an additional 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the tops. Making a total of 2 1/2 cups chips. Really, can you have too much chocolate--big grin :0)

Double Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies.

Ingredients:
1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Hershey's baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
3 cups rolled oats or quick cooking oats
2 cups Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips, divided
2 cups coconut, divided
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (we used walnuts)


Directions:
Beat shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with water to shortening mixture. Stir in oats, 1 cup chocolate chips (or 2 if you're like us), 1 cup coconut and nuts, blending well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.


Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease cookie sheet or use parchment paper. (we use parchment paper)
Using 1/4 cup ice-cream scoop or measuring cup, drop dough onto prepared cookie sheet about 4 inches apart. Sprinkle cookie tops with remaining coconut. Top with remaining chocolate chips (about 9 chips each cookie) press chips into dough.


Bake 10-12 minutes or until set (do not over-bake). Cool slightly then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely. Makes 2 1/2 dozen large cookies.

Transformations From the Heart
Transformations From the Heart

Sharing with:
Melt in your Mouth Monday
DIY Show Off
Mix it up Monday
Metamorphosis Monday
Carolyn's Home Work
Tasty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Full Plate Thursday
It's a Keeper Thursday


From the Heart,
Jana

11 comments:

  1. Yum! These cookies look delicious! Thanks for linking them up on my Blog Hop. :)

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  2. Those look so good! All my fav things in a cookie :-)

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  3. These look amazing, I love the flavors! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  4. I guess I'm kind of strange, but I do have the ability to smell & taste things just from a photo or description. I know, weird, huh? I just have such a vivid recall of tastes, textures & aroma that I can put combos together & know how it will smell & pretty much how it's going to taste. I already know these cookies could almost be "against the law" in goodness! Thanks so much for sharing!
    CAS

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  5. Oops, I just saw that you had left me a comment on my Master bedroom reveal. Yes, the fabric-covered cord bothered me for awhile, but now I hardly notice it. The bare cords were driving me bonkers. Thanks for stopping by!
    CAS

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  6. Yummylicious!!! They look amazing :D

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  7. Definitely going in my to-make folder!

    Here's my Full Plate Thursday:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/04/full-plate-thursday-fudgy-chocolate.html

    Colletta

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  8. This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today....http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-5/ (anything food related) and http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-5/ (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

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  9. These cookies need to be in my Cookie Jar, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great spring week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. More cakey than chewy. Disappointed. They fall apart.

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    1. Wow...sorry to hear yours didn't turn out well. We've made them several times the last couple of weeks and each time they're great. Ours didn't fall apart, don't know where yours went wrong.It's my favorite tasting cookie at the moment, makes me want one right now just revisiting this post and thinking about the flavors.

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