Thursday, September 10, 2009

Best ever Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Last week I finally broke my no baking streak! I was finally feeling good enough to get up and bake something. My mom recently came over to help me organize my kitchen. I think we are in a bit of a nesting mode. My kitchen was so unorganized!! We found over 5 bags of chocolate chips, lots of coconut, and plenty of flavored extracts I had no idea I had. My kitchen now looks amazing and I love cooking and baking in it. So I decided to utilize some of the coconut and chocolate chips I had recently discovered I had. I came across this coconut oatmeal cookie in my recipe book. I had never made them before but had always wanted to. Coconut is one of my favorite things in the whole world so I knew these would be amazing. I changed the recipe up a bit by adding some white chocolate chips along with the milk chocolate. This is an amazing recipe, I got rave reviews about these cookies. I can't wait to make them again. However, it looks like I am going to have to take a break from baking yet again. A few days ago I had some bleeding due to my pregnacy. Needless to say I think I have never been more scared in my life. I went to the emergency room and the found that I had a small subchorionic hemorage. I have had no bleeding for one day now and am super happy! Another exciting thing I found out is that my blood type is o-, now what this means is if my blood in any way comes in contact with the babies my body will reject the pregnancy. I honestly kind of wanted to laugh when I found this out because I couldn't believe my luck! So with any bleeding in pregnancy with this blood type you need to get a rhogam shot. So I got my shot yesterday and things should be fine if the babies blood came in contact with mine. Crazy hu! I really hope I have gotten all of the exciting things out of the way so I can stop stressing and start enjoying my pregnancy. I will keep you posted, in the meantime enjoy these wonderful cookies!

Also, thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments on my pregnancy post:)

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. butter flavor crisco
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. oatmeal
1 c. coconut
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (I did half white chocolate chips and half milk chocolate chunks)

Cream butter and add sugars gradually until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. In separate bowl combine all dry ingredients. Mix into creamed mixture just until blended. Stir in oats, coconut and chocolate chips. Bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 min.


  1. I have never eaten coconut oatmeal cookies. They sound delicious and I will try them...thanks

  2. I found out around the same time you did that I am also pregnant! I also was rushed to the ER on Tuesday to find out that I have a subchorionic hemorage as well :( Unfortunately, it is large, about 4 times the size of the baby... so, it could go either way for me. Good luck to you :)

  3. It's been waaaay too long since I ate anything coconut related anything...might have to try these out. :)