Saturday, April 21, 2012

ALOHA Oatmeal Cookies

In the Hawaiian language, ALOHA  stands for much more than just “hello” or “goodbye” or “love.” Its deeper meaning is “the joyful (oha) sharing (alo) of life energy (ha) in the present (alo).” - Serge Kahili King

Oatmeal Cookie with Coconut Recipe

What's that got to do with an oatmeal cookie you ask?  Well, let me explain:


Say "hello" (ALOHA) to the best tasting oatmeal cookies you'll ever eat!

Say "goodbye" (ALOHA) to those same oatmeal cookies because they certainly won't last long once you bake them.

You'll completely fall in "love" (ALOHA) with the combination of flavors I've developed in these cookies!

These cookies will make you so "joyful" (ALOHA) you'll need to do some serious "sharing" (ALOHA) of them with your family and friends.

They'll give you an abundance of  "lifes energy" (ALOHA) while you savor each bite, while being totally "present" (ALOHA) to the flavor sensation going on in your mouth!

That's a big claim for one little oatmeal cookie you say?  Guess you'll just have to try my recipe for yourself and see what I'm talking about!  Trust me, you'll be saying ALOHA from your very first bite!!!

ALOHA OATMEAL COOKIES    {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
(This recipe makes 4-1/2 dozen cookies)

2 sticks of softened butter (I like to use salted butter. I'm different that way)
2 cups of packed brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1-1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup chocolate covered raisins (optional)

-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
-In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl, using a hand mixer), cream the butter and the brown sugar (I use the paddle attachment with my stand mixer).
-In a small bowl, beat the eggs and the buttermilk.
-Add the egg mixture to the creamed butter mixture and blend well, making sure to scrape the sides of your bowl.
-In another large bowl, add the flour, almond meal, oatmeal, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine.
-Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture, in 3 separate additions, and blend until just combined (being careful not to over beat the dough).
-Once the dough is thoroughly combined, add the coconut.
-Add the chopped macadamia nuts.
-Add the chocolate covered raisins.  (I only added the raisins to half of my dough as my dad requested his without the raisins).
-Blend until all the ingredients appear are completely combined.
-Using a small melon baler (or two teaspoons) drop your dough onto parchment lined baking sheets.
-Using the top and middle rack of your oven, place two cookie sheets at a time into the oven for 10 minutes and then rotate the sheets and continue baking for an additional 10 more minutes (20 minutes total).
-Remove and allow to cool.
-Repeat with the remaining dough.















Simply THE BEST oatmeal cookie I've ever had! Plus my family all gives this ALOHA Oatmeal Cookie a unanimous 2 thumbs up! If that's not a "present" (ALOHA) to a mom, I don't know what is!

Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut Recipe

I can 100% guarantee that this recipe is my own creation from start to finish.  If there is something else out in the world that is similar,  trust me when I tell you that I had no beforehand knowledge of it.

ALOHA!  I send you love from my Kudos Kitchen!



5 comments:

  1. I had no idea there were so many delicious ingredients in these cookies. What a wonderful original recipe Renee and a definite must try in my kitchen.

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  2. Mouthwatering!! Great combination of ingredients in this cookie!

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  3. I'm saying aloha! by just looking at them!!

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  4. Love oatmeal cookies and a stroke of genius with the choco covered raisins. Glorious!

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  5. These cookies look so delicious and simple to make! I'd love to try them for myself. Great ingredients that you used, too!

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Renee
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