As promised, here is the recipe for the Coconut and Orange Oatmeal Cookies I made yesterday.
I adapted this recipe from a very basic one I found online but made some changes.
Since some of my family members don’t like the texture of coconut, I made half of the batch without the coconut or orange extract.
They were pretty tasty as well and not a single one of my family members could tell they were eating slightly healthier cookies. This recipe made about 3 dozen cookies, and after some calculations I figured out each regular oatmeal cookie (without coconut) is only about 55 calories!
Coconut-Orange Oatmeal Cookies
- 6 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated white sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp orange extract
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp quick oats
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
Beat butter, applesauce, sugars, and vanilla together until combined. Scrape sides of bowl and stir again until combined.
Add egg, mix until combined.
In medium-sized bowl, combine white whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually add dry mixture to butter mixture, stirring until combined
Add shredded coconut, stir until combined
Chill dough approximately 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 375 F
Drop dough by rounded spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet (or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper)
Bake in oven for 8 minutes
Cool on pan 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely