I have some scrumptious oatmeal cookies to share with you. Actually, it is coconut oatmeal cookie bars…even better!
Happy Monday! Ha, I bet you don’t hear that often, do you? Mondays may not be happy but we had such a gloomy and dreary weekend that a sunny Monday doesn’t seem so bad. It was raining all weekend long, so the little guy and I decided to bake. I asked him to help me and he was very interested in making “coookies!” Actually, he was so interested, he decided to take over. I did get the recipe from his, just for you!
These cookies are so perfect to put you in a springy, happy mood! I will also be making these cookie bars this weekend, for family Easter gathering. Kiddos will be pretty excited about them after their Easter egg hunt.
Since this adorable little guy was involved in baking, I decided to use my Eco-foil Handi-foil pans. All the baking pans I have are either glass or ceramic and I didn’t want to take that chance in case of an accident. Another plus is less cleaning, I love that part. It will be very easy to take some to school for the little man’s class, since most of the Handi-foil pans come with lids.
At first, I thought that I would use 13×9 pan but then, changed my mind at the last minute. I wanted to cookie bars to be a little thicker and 13×9 would be too thin. I decided to use 8×8 Handi-foil pan but separated some cookie dough because I had a little too much. We just made some oatmeal cookies with the leftover dough, five cookies to be exact. Our oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy. The coconut oatmeal cookie bars turned out fabulous!
- Oatmeal Cookies:
- ⅓ cup of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup of dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 cups of old fashioned oats
- For Coconut Topping:
- 7 oz of coconut flakes
- 4-5 oz of sweetened condensed milk
- Cookies: Start by preheating your oven to 350 and lightly greasing the 8x8 pan.
- It took me a while to convince my 3-year old to give up the recipe but, I did it! You're welcome :)
- Beat butter and dark brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. It will probably take a couple of minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at the time, beating until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract as well.
- Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt, mix on low speed until all incorporated.
- Add the old fashioned oats and mix it on low speed as well, until just combined.
- Take out enough cookie dough for 5 cookies and set it aside. (You can bake those cookies later.) The remaining dough, spread evenly in the 8x8 pan.
- Coconut topping: Combine coconut flakes and sweetened condensed milk and a bowl. Using a fork, mix well until evenly Incorporated. Spread the coconut tipping evenly over the cookie dough.
- Bake the cookie bars for 27-30 minutes. (If the center will be raised to the same level when ready).
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Disclosure: I received compensation and product from Handi-foil for the purpose of the development of this recipe. All the opinions and photographs are my own!