Auntie’s {Loaded} Oatmeal Cookies

Hi there! I’m so excited you stopped by today, I have a really great post to share with you all! Not only do I have an absolutely drool worthy cookie recipe to share, I also have some pretty dang cute pictures of my favorite little pup. You guys …. she is so ridiculously cute. Prepare yourselves. Side note: I am like a total dog freak. I’m that person who stops to pet every a dog and has to be reluctantly dragged away by my boyfriend who no longer finds my obsession (or constant begging for a dog) all that cute. Thank goodness for his sensibility on this subject, it’s the only reason I haven’t hoarded approximately 75 dogs.  But back to the cookies.

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This recipe comes courtesy of my amazing Aunt Debby. She is truly one of the most loving and wonderful humans I’ve ever known. She is also a DANG good baker. This lady could open a bakery and have line out the door and around the corner every day of the week. Seriously. Hopefully, these cookies are the first of many she will share with me so I can share with you all! And, bonus for me, I got to visit and make these with her over the weekend! Just wait till I show you pictures of her kitchen/house/everything. But first let me show you her pup 🙂

Meet Emma!

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How darling is that little girl?! She is an 8 month old white lab who will steal your heart in about 3 seconds. There is nothing but love (and little tiny bit of trouble) in those big brown eyes!

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Ok back to the cookies!! These oatmeal cookies are packed with deliciousness. Chocolate chips, pecans, and shredded coconut all find their way into these soft, chewy cookies.

First we cream the butter, shortening and sugars. Beat them well! The mixture should be light and fluffy and almost colorless.

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When that’s done, add in the eggs, vanilla and honey. Give it another good mix. Then, mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Doing this ensures an even distribution of the leveling agents and salt. It also helps protect against over mixing the batter later on!

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Add in the coconut and mix all that good dry stuff together! Throw it into the rest of the batter and give it a couple good stirs to get everything incorporated. Yay for a Kitchen Aid! While cookie dough is harder to over mix then say quick breads or muffins, try not to go too hulk-tastic with the stirring. Now it’s time for the goodies.

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Mix in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans with some good ol fashion elbow grease. Ew. That sounds gross. What I’m trying to say is … don’t use your Kitchen Aid for this final incorporation. It will smoosh your chips and pecans.

After everything is mixed together, it’s time to scoop that yummy dough out onto cookie sheets. Try not to eat all the dough. (FYI this could be the hardest part of making these cookies).

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Yes! Some made it away from my mouth onto the sheet. Success. Stick those babies in the oven and let them cook for 14-15 minutes.

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Behold, the best oatmeal cookies you will ever taste. Em agrees! Although, I think she would be just as happy to nibble on my nose as she would a cookie.

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Thanks so much for stopping by Holly’s Buns!

Auntie’s {Loaded} Oatmeal Cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 14 minutes/per batch

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. Butter {room temperature}
  • 1/2 C. shortening {room temperature}
  • 1 C. brown sugar {packed}
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs {room temperature}
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 C. old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 C. shredded coconut {sweetened}
  • 1 C. chocolate Chips
  • 1 C. chopped Pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
  2. To the bowl of an electric mixer, add sugars, butter & shortening; cream until light and fluffy. Make sure and beat the ingredients well on this step (about 2-3 minutes on medium speed).
  3. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and honey. Again, making sure the ingredients are getting fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and coconut. Mix this thoroughly to make sure dry ingredients will be distributed evenly in the batter.
  5. Gradually beat the dry mixture into the creamed mixture and stir until incorporated. Use the electric mixer for this step, but try not to beat too aggressively!
  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer stand and use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  7. Using a large cookie scoop (approximately 3 Tablespoons) drop the dough onto prepared cookies sheets.
  8. Bake 14-15 minutes, until top of cookies spring back when gently pressed.
  9. Remove from oven and transfer immediately to cooling rack.

Enjoy! 

Source: Debby Williams

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