Monday, September 11, 2006

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Coconut Walnut Cookies!


I really do have to add this recipe here. Now I'm definitely not one you'd find in the kitchen that often but when I make these, Scott just LOVES them! He's not much of a sweet-eater either so I figure this recipe is a winner ...

You'll find it on Vegweb ... some ingrediants are from the USA and we can't get them here so I've written the Aussie substitutes beside them. This is a pretty forgiving recipe so substitute different nuts, leave out oats etc if it suits you. Enjoy!

Jennys Famous Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Coconut, Walnut Cookies
Ingredients (you can use vegan versions or non-veg):

1 cup margarine (use butter, normal butter from the tub, not cooking butter. Margarine makes them too greasy)

1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar (or white sugar)

Ener-G Egg Replacer (= 2 eggs)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour (plain)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (I don't add this in at all)

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup choc. chips (if you're like me, you'll use 2 cups!)

1/4 or 1/2 cup (to taste) oatmeal (dry)

1/4 to 1/2 cup ( to taste) coconut(shredded)

1/4 to 1/2 cup( to taste) chopped walnuts

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit (about 220C). Cream together first 5 ingredients. Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder, then add to the creamed mixture. Then stir in the choc. chips, oatmeal, coconut, and walnuts. Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes then turn sheet and bake for another 4 minutes. Cool well before removing from cookie sheet. Make sure you keep an eye on the cookies as they're baking, mine have a habit of burning if you don't take them out at the right time - very hot oven.

Serves: 2 dozen

Preparation time: 20 min