So, yesterday I wasn’t feeling well. The world going crazy and all has already been affecting my personal mood. Then yesterday I watched a video about Charlottesville attack last Saturday and I snapped. I had to take my mind off those things and so I baked. I checked whatever I had at home and made these easy peasy cookies.
Ok, I know that desiccated coconut and rolled oats may not be easily found in everyone’s kitchen all the time. I love overnight oats and I also use coconuts in many different shapes in many cookings so these are some of the essentials in my kitchen. But even if you don’t have those at hand, I’m sure you can easily find them in the nearest market.
The cookies are very modest with overall ingredients, yet that’s enough to put a BIG smile on your face when you eat them. I ate one fresh out of the oven and then one by dipping into tea! I generally like dipping biscuits in the tea but this cookie was perfect with tea too. Of course, if you are more on the coffee side, then eat them with coffee. The only rule about these cookies is to enjoy them!
In the end I felt better by baking and then by eating. Of course towards the evening the news from Barcelona put me into another depressed mode and I had to go out to get some fresh air and breathe and not think about it. Then I came home and had the second cookie with the tea and I was calm(er). But no matter what, my heart is always with those who have lost their loved ones in such attacks all around the world, from Istanbul to Paris…and to now, Barcelona…
Difficulty: ★☆☆ (Easy)
(Makes 25-27 cookies, each heaping tbsp – 25 gr.)
115 gr. butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup / 1.2 dl light brown sugar
4 tbsp granulated white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup / 2.4 dl desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cups / 3.6 dl all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup / 2.4 dl rolled oats
1. Put butter, light brown sugar and granulated white sugar in a mixing bowl and beat well until it gets creamy.
2. Add 1 egg and vanilla extract and continue beating. Scrape the sides using a spatula if needed.
3. Add desiccated coconut, flour, baking soda and salt and beat until the ingredients are incorporated.
4. Add rolled oats and beat again until you have a well mixed cookie dough.
5. Take a heaping tablespoon (25 gr.) piece from the dough and make a ball, then press it a little bit. Put the pieces on an oven tray with baking paper, about 2 cm away from each other. Put the ready tray(s) in the fridge.
6. While the cookies are in the fridge chilling, preheat the oven to 180C. When the oven is ready, bake each batch of cookies in the middle rack of the oven for 12-15 minutes, until the edges slightly brown. When they are baked, let them cool for 15-20 minutes before you serve / eat. Enjoy!