Cookie Trip!

Happy Thursday my friends!
Seester arrives tomorrow for some visit/work time. The only thing that matters is that she is going to be here for my birthday which is a little over a week away. Boo-yah! I seem to have steered myself away from the dessert path this week. Whaaaaat? That’s over. Let us take a trip down cookie lane.

I’m a huge fan of ingredients(es) all up in my cookie.
Black raisins are soooooo old. Golden raisins are where it’s at. 
We all know it is literally impossible for me to go without coconut in any recipe
let alone a cookie recipe.

I mean, a cookie without coconut? What kind of cookie is that.
A very sad little cookie I tell you.

These cookies are movie stars I tell you. I’m telling you a heap of things lately, huh?

Let’s not talk about how I got in the car yesterday, went to 2 stores, and arrived back home only to realize that my pants were inside out.
Not my shirt.

Thank goodness they were my black lululemon pants because I’m sure if I was wearing jeans it would have been more apparent. 
Then again, I’d never wear jeans. That’s a whole different story for another day.

Thank you Lawd for making things better with cookies.

Crispy, chewy, chocolatey, chunky, stuffed cookies of greatness!
Dark Chocolate Golden Raisin Oatmeal Cookies (GF):
1/2 c. coconut oil, at room temperature
3/4 c. raw coconut sugar
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/4 c. gluten-free all purpose flour (I used Cup 4 Cup)
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 c. rolled oats (I used gluten-free)
1/2 c. chopped dark chocolate (I used Ghirardelli 60% cacoa)
1/2 c. golden raisins
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. unsweetened, coconut flakes
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla on high until smooth and creamy.
4. Beat in the egg.
5. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
6. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just blended, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. 
7. Mix in the oats.
8. Fold in the dark chocolate, raisins, walnuts, and coconut.
9. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
10. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough out by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheet.
11. Bake for 5 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until slightly golden around the edges.
12. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.


  1. In the words of Cookie Monster, “Give me cookie. I want cookie”. Umph umph umph num num (that’s the sound he makes eating the cookies)! These look fabulous and your sister will definitely enjoy!

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