Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pear and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Here is another way to incorporate whole grain in your family's diet. Who doesn't like cookies?
True confessions...I love oatmeal cookies. This recipe has some crunchy coconut on top of a wholesome chewy spiced pear oatmeal cookie. It's a big white fluffy toasted crunch Broadway meets my cooling rack...minus the sequin. Great as a quick breakfast on the run or in a lunchbox with a sprouted wheat bread sandwich, these will really add energy to your life!
Just before baking I top with coconut. That's the top hat secret.
See that pile of love? I then flatten the pile a little, but dough doesn't stick to my hand if there is coconut there. See the genius in that..can someone tell my husband?

This is the recipe:
Pear and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (of joy and happiness)
3 cups oats, rolled
1 cup whole wheat cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, or "Smart Beat" heart smart stuff...for baking MELTED.
1 cup brown sugar (or 1/2 cup honey)
2T molasses
1 egg, or 1/4 cup egg replacement
1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped dry pears
1/2 cup coconut, shredded
coconut for top hats.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the melted butter, sugar, molasses, egg, buttermilk, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined along with the pears and 1/2 cup coconut. Scoop by rounded Tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with coconut. Bake 350 degrees 10-12 minutes.


TARA said...

Um, can you tell me how you're making stuff like this if you're not eating sugar?!?

They look divine, as always!

Chef Tess said...

I may have had one of these as my once a week treat....I was running low on additions to the lunchboxes today. You are so cool!

Beyond Curries said...

Pears, coconut in oatmeal cookies? Wow, that's an interesting combination. The cookies look very good.

Chef Tess said...

Oh I love making interesting combinations! Thanks for saying so!! Come back soon!!

Chef Tess said...

Thank you SO very much for the complement! Thank you for coming back often! It means a lot!