These cookies are incredibly moist, packed with coconut and oats. The best part is these are no bake. It’s an easy few minutes to Pink Coconut Cookie Heaven!
“Welcome to day 4 of Cookie Week, hosted by Susan of The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen, and myself. We’ve teamed together with 10 other talented bloggers to bring you 5 fantastic days of cookie recipes to get you in to the holiday spirits.”
Okay so these were not what I wanted to make. I wanted a softer pink colour, more coconut and then I wanted to drizzle them with pink chocolate and cover them in pink sprinkles. So what happened? Life happened. As it tends to do.
We had a bit of a nutty night at the Beaulieu compound yesterday. Life with hooligans can be chaotic. Not in a bad way. I love my hooligans but when stuff happens with them I morph into Mom mode. Sometimes Mom mode means there is not enough time to jazz up your cookies.
It’s all good though. I would never trade a minute with my kids for prettier cookies. So today you get simple, completely not elegant or jazzed up, oddly pink cookies. You’re welcome.
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- 4 ounces white chocolate melted
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 to 2 drops red or pink food colouring
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, Set aside.
Use a double boiler to melt the white chocolate until it's smooth.
While it's melting grab a large pot. Add the sugar and milk, cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Add the butter and white chocolate to the pot and cook for about 1 to 3 minutes, whisking until the mixture comes together. It's going to look weird at first and you're going to think you ruined it. But keep whisking and have faith I would not lead you astray.
Add the vanilla, salt and oats and stir for about a minute. Then remove from heat.
Add the food colouring to the coconut, start slowly and keep adding until you get the desired shade of pink you want.
Add the coconut to the pot and stir until combined. If you want the cookies a bit more pink you can add more colouring. It's a personal thing.
Use a spoon to drop the mixture on the cookie sheets while it's hot.
Allow to cool. If possible, I can't resist these ones, so I always eat some hot. Then act shocked when I burn the roof of my mouth. Apparently you never grow out of some things. Meh, moving on.
Serve with a big old pink coconut loving smile!
I learned how to make the chocolate version of these from my Mom. They are my favourite cookie in the whole world. I’ll whip up a batch this weekend so I can share them with you. I honestly would take these coconut cookies over any other cookie in the world. I love the taste and the texture. They were a favourite of my father’s too. I made them for him more times than I count.
Take a look at what’s coming out the bloggers ovens today!
- Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Christmas Pudding Cookies by Food Lust People Love
- Nutella Skillet Cookie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Triple Ginger Snaps by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. We love hosting these events and hope you enjoy the heck out of them.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for our last day of Cookie Week. I’m making something utterly sinful. As per usual. It’s my thing.
My Cookie Week 2014 Creations:
- Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- Chocolate and Hazelnut Skillet Cookie
- S’mores Cookies
- Pink Coconut Cookies
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookies
My Cookie Week 2013 Creations:
Toodles and smoochies! xx