I'm not sure if I've mentioned before, but my cousin Jane has an amazing food blog called See Jane in the Kitchen. I've used a TON of her recipes, and I've never been disappointed. I'm thinking of trying every single one of her recipes, sort of like a 'Julie and Julia' thing, but call it 'Jenny and Jane'. (And when the movie comes out, Julia Roberts will play Jane and my character will be played by Beyonce.)
Anyway, other than cook every single recipe on Jane's blog, my other goal is to eventually keep my kitchen well-stocked to the point where I can spontaneously cook any recipe I want, whenever I want. I had that experience Sunday night when I decided to make oatmeal-coconut cookies. It was the best feeling ever, knowing I didn't have to plan or even run to the store to get a missing ingredient.
Thanks, Jane, for the idea.
Oatmeal Coconut Chewies (via Mel's Kitchen Cafe)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1 cup quick oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugars, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are set but not overly brown. For crispier cookies, bake longer.