A chewy oatmeal cookie that can be dipped in chocolate.
It's that time of month again.... Fill the Cookie Jar. This month's theme is cookies that your Father would enjoy for Father's Day. I am not sure if my dad would enjoy these cookies but I sure do...
Each month we make cookies that center around a theme. This month's theme is Father's Day or a whatever June means to me. I am not so sure that my cookie has anything to do with Father's Day or June for that matter but they do have Dad in the name ~ so that can count right?
Growing up in Canada we could buy Dad's Cookies and I loved them. My mom would buy them once in awhile as a treat and now I buy them every time I go home. These are an oatmeal cookie which can be left as oatmeal or they can dipped in chocolate ~ the way I like them...
I found this recipe in the Canadian Living magazine and they do taste a lot like the Dad's Cookie I remember. I did put the oatmeal and the coconut through the food processor which I think helped the cookies to be more like I remember.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar (I used Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup rolled oats **
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup coconut (I used sweetened coconut as that is what I had)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2-3 cups chocolate (about 12-16 oz) - optional
Using a food processor, pulse the oatmeal and coconut a couple of times so that the oatmeal and coconut are slightly smaller.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In mixing bowl add butter and sugars, cream together.
Add egg and vanilla and beat together until fluffy.
In small bowl mix together rolled oats, flour, coconut, baking soda and baking powder.
Stir in dry ingredients into butter mixture until well mixed with wooden spoon.
Drop onto cookie sheet that is covered with baking mat or parchment paper with cookie scoop.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until cookies are golden brown and slightly crisp on the edges.
Leave cookies on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and then transfer to baking rack. Cool completely.
In double boiler, melt chocolate.
Dip cookies once cool into chocolate and let set on parchment paper.
Baker's note: **When I went to make these cookies I didn't have enough oatmeal.. I was just less than 1/2 cup short so I made up the difference with steel cut oats and they worked. I probably wouldn't use all steel cut oats but you can use some.
If you don't have a double boiler you can use a glass bowl over a pot. This works great just make sure that your bowl fit over the edge of the pot. Fill the pot with water that just comes to the bottom of the bowl.