I know you read coconut and turned up your nose! I promise even non-fans will like these. Make sure to enjoy them while they're still warm with a big glass of milk.
1 1/2 C. whole wheat pastry flour (or substitute regular all-purpose)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 C. butter, at room temperature
1/4 C. unrefined virgin coconut oil (or substitute butter)
1 C. brown sugar, lightly packed
1 C. granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 C. old fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 C. raisins
1/2 C. shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl sift together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In another large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and until well blended, then slowly add the sifted dry ingredients until combined. Stir in oatmeal, raisins, and coconut.
Using an ice cream scooper, place 6 scoops of dough on a cookie sheet and bake 10-13 minutes until just barely golden around the edges. Makes roughly 24 large cookies.
The holiday's are here! And that means lots of sweets! Each year is different for me since I always like to try out something new. Below are some of my favorites that I'm featuring this year. Cookies, candies, cupcakes, and bars, oh my!
Keep MBM in mind for your upcoming holiday events - send me a note via the contact page to place your order. We can create the perfect combination for your event.
Peanut Butter Blossom Hot Chocolate Cookies
Cranberry Pecan Pinwheels
Sugar Cookie Cutouts
Egg Nog Cupcakes
Cranberry Tart (not pictured)
Salted Caramel Pecan Bars
This week I felt the need to provide tasty treats to my co-workers and found this gem on Pinterest. Easy, and sort of good for you? You can be the judge...
Adapted from this recipe from Tastes of Lizzy T's
I used a 9x13 pan and the bars were plenty big!
Makes 24 bars
1/2 C. butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 C. white sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 C. peanut butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 C. flour
1 C. oats (quick or old-fashioned work)
1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. brown sugar, packed
1/4 C. butter, cut into bits
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 C. powdered sugar
1/4 C. peanut butter
2-4 Tbsp. milk
First make the bars. In a stand mixer, blend together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter and beat until smooth. Next add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until combined. Line a 9x13" cake pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. Spread the bar mixture into the pan.
Next, make the struesel topping. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter. You hands are your best tool for this job. You'll want to keep the mixture crumbly, so do your best to break up the butter into tiny bits. Once it resembles coarse sand, it's ready. Sprinkle the struesel on top of the bar mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Do your best to lift edge of the parchment paper up shimmy the bars out onto a flat surface.
Next, make the icing. Using a stick blender, mix together the powdered sugar, butter, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Add more milk to get to the desired consistency, but make sure the icing gets nice and smooth! Drizzle over the cooled bars and cut into 24 squares.
Hi, I'm Michelle and based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I love all things cooking and baking and would love to inspire you to create something of your own!