I'm a big oatmeal cookie fan. I love the rustic feel of the oats and the crunchy chewiness of the cookie, but I don't like mine with raisins, only chocolate chips.
So here's my spin... I experimented by making these cookies into thumbprints, and because of the stiff cookie dough, they held their shape quite well during baking. Then I spooned in a little Nutella and sprinkled big coconut flakes on top.
They had the cinnamon oat-y taste I love. They were definitely crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The Nutella gave them just the right amount of gooey chocolatey-ness, and there was just a hint of coconut to make them interesting. These is definitely my new go-to oatmeal cookie recipe!
COCONUT NUTELLA OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Mix the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and oats, in a large mixing bowl. Add the egg, butter, sugar, and vanilla to a second mixing bowl. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes until creamy. Mix in the dry ingredients in three batches until combined.
Place tablespoon sized balls onto a silpat or lightly greased baking sheet, and using your thumb or finger make indentations in each one.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes until they just start to brown.
When just out of the oven, use a measuring spoon to give the thumbprints a little more shape.
Spoon Nutella into a ziplock bag. Snip a small corner of the bag, and pipe the Nutella on to the cookies. Shake the cookies a little to get the Nutella smooth.
Sprinkle coconut flakes on top and there you have it!
I just love how they turned out!
Since Nutella is all about "spreading the happy," they wanted me to share what makes me happy. Well, if you read my blog, you've probably guessed it... cooking, baking, and photography.
Most weekends you'll see me like this, in my yoga pants, high on a step stool or chair, improvising with anything and everything to get the perfect shot.
I fell in love with photography in high school where I used to develop my own film. Now that I have an iPhone and a DSLR, it's even more exciting because of the immediacy. I snap and there's my photo. Plus, with all the editing software out there, I'm like a kid in a candy store. I find it so creative.
I got into cooking and baking once I started dating my now husband. We took some cooking classes together and we were hooked. It's one of our most enjoyable things to do together, even to this day. Almost all the recipes we post on our blog have his invisible (and sometimes visible) hands in them.
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