Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It’s good in life to appreciate the simple, the small, the nostalgic. For me, there’s always a bit of a personal “return to simplicity” that happens with every move. We aren’t the best when it comes to “Spring Cleaning”, so we are thankful the military life provides us the opportunity to purge every few years, and this summer is no different. Our home at Vandenberg had lots of kitchen storage and a huge walk-in closet behind the kitchen we lovingly dubbed “the Godmother pantry”. I stored all my bulk ingredients, display items, packaging, most of the decorating items, etc, on the shelving provided plus two additional we purchased.

Pink Mixer Oatmeal Cookies

I took some of the items with me on our trip (I was allowed one box), my small pink mixer, and a tiny folded piece of paper, worn around the edges, with a brainstormed list of items to test for a possible future Godmother menu. I remember writing that list almost two years ago when I had an office job, and Goodie Godmother was a “maybe in a few years” dream.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Seeing the list brought such a smile to my face. I thought I lost it shortly after I made it. Some of the items actually did make it to the Godmother menu, and others, like these coconut oatmeal cookies, remained waiting until the list was discovered once again. And I just knew I had to make them for you, because they were meant to be shared.

Coconut Oatmeal Raisin CookiesCoconut Oatmeal Raisin

So I hope you make a batch or two, and I hope you find a friend, or gather your family around, or a neighbor, or someone who might enjoy a sweet little treat. And maybe one day, in the future, when our life isn’t filled with boxes every few years and cross-country moves, I’ll make you a batch at the Godmother’s bakery kitchen. But these can’t wait that long, so I’ll give you the recipe now, and send a little virtual pixie dust your way, so they’ll turn out just right. 😉

Coconut Oatmeal Raising Cookies by Goodie GodmotherOatmeal Raisin Cookies with Coconut

Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with a lightly tropical twist
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and honey.
  5. Sift together the flour, oats, coconut, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until just incorporated.
  7. Mix in the raisins.
  8. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
  10. Allow the cookies to "set" on the baking sheet for 5 minutes after removing from the oven before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. Cookies will keep up one week in an airtight container at room temperature. Recipe makes about 3 dozen


Churros 101: The Mexican Style Churros

This Mexican Style Churros recipe has been updated August 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better pictures to already delicious recipes. Enjoy! 

Mexican Style Churros are fried dough perfection coated in cinnamon sugar. Make them at home with this easy recipe on

Who needs a little cinnamon sugar? The Godmother, who is in a third-person sort of mood today, agrees that cinnamon sugar is a magical combination. Add a little fried dough and this is sweet street-food heaven! (more…)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Lava Cake

This post updated January 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add delicious new photos to already delectable recipes. Enjoy!

Make salted caramel lava cakes at home with this easy recipe! A delicious Valentine's Day dessert idea brought to you by GoodieGodmother.comThe Godfather and I have always stayed in for Valentine’s Day… remember the 17 hour key lime cheesecake I mentioned in this post? That was from our first Valentine’s Day together. At first we alternated years cooking for each other, but it’s devolved into us just making a meal together and enjoying it with a movie or some board games. This year we’ve decided on dim sum if you’re curious. Some we’ll try to make and some we will outsource to the Trader Joe’s frozen food section since it’s our first Valentine’s Day with the little one.  (more…)

My Birthday and Key Lime Cheesecake

This post was updated 7/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I put better photos to already delicious recipes! Enjoy, lovelies!

New York style key lime cheesecake recipe. Creamy without being heavy, with just the perfect touch of key lime flavor! Get the recipe on

Hello my darlings! It’s been a while since my last post, hasn’t it? A full month according to my post log. For that I apologize! I haven’t meant to keep you waiting so long and I’m going to put the blame squarely on the Godfather (sort of). As Individual in Charge of Meat Preparation in our household, he has some fabulous recipes and I’ve been wanting to have him guest blog for you. Work has had him quite busy though and I have just not been extremely creative with our meals, or I’ve forgotten to take pictures – an unforgivable food  blogging sin. I promise to make it up to you though, I have missed updating the blog!  (more…)

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