One evening my husband and I stopped to visit our friend Jen, an amazing mountain biker and adventure racer. We sat at the counter and there were these amazing looking cookies just staring at us. Jen offered us to try some since her finance Tom just made them. They were just so incredibly good, after finishing one I had to reach for the next one. I am not a sweets person, but those cookies were delicious and had this amazing coconut flavor and aroma.
It didn’t take long for me to really want to have a basic recipe for them and I was advised not to be afraid to experiment with them and tweak things here and there.
I consider myself a pretty good cook since I grew up in Poland and my father just makes the best meals on the planet. I watched him cook since I was a child, so I naturally always knew how to make the most complicated and great meals. We rarely baked, therefore I never had the smallest clue how to bake anything! I was sure you need some chemistry class for it, but still I wasn’t sure if I can make a cookie on my own.
I tried and right away I changed things to my liking and a friend said the cookies I made came out more like a breakfast cookie and less like a dessert cookie which was exactly what I wanted: a healthy, nutrition dense snack that I could take with me for trainings and events.
Until today each time I make a new batch, they always come out a little bit different but so adequately delicious. Anything you can think of can go into them and please do not be scared to experiment like I am.
You can add coconut chunks, raisins, cranberries, bananas, grated apple, chopped apricot, nuts, chocolate chips, chia or flaxseeds. There is pretty much no limit what you can do with them.
Fact is that no matter which way I decide to make them, they are going with me to work, to the car when I’m driving to training or to the plane when I travel for a race. And yes my husband loves them as much as I do.
Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
• 1-cups Wheat Flour or Gluten Free Baking Flour
• 2 large Eggs
• 1 tsp. Cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
• 1 tsp. Baking Soda
• 1 tsp. Vanilla
• 1 cup Brown Sugar
• ¾ Cup Garden of Life Organic Coconut Oil
• 2 tbsp. Softened Butter
• 3 cups Oats
• 1 Grated Apple or 1 apple sauce
• 1 cup Raisins
• ¼ cup Garden of Life Ground Flaxseed
• ½ cup Unsweetened Coconut Chunks
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Beat butter and sugar together until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. In a separate bowl, blend flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
Stir flour blend into wet ingredients. Add oats and raisins and mix well. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool one minute then transfer to wire rack. This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies.