Side Notes


My friend Emily emailed me last night to pass along a new recipe for some cookies she had invented recently. The cookies are called “Regards“, so you can literally “send your regards” to someone. Regards, a cookie These are essentially coconut-oat-fruit cookies, but have a delicious twist to them. I actually varied from the recipe Emily gave me, which called for quick oats instead of rolled oats. I also cut down on the butter, added a half cup more coconut and only used 1/2 an apple rather than a whole. I imagine they’d have a smoother texture using quick oats, but the cookies were still delicious, scoring a very positive rating out of all five taste testers in the house. Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup wheat flour 1/2 cup white flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups quick oats 1 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut 1/2 apple, peeled and diced 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg (to taste, be generous) some cinnamon optional: other fruit like nectarines, raisins, peaches or whatever your heart desires walnuts Instruction: 1. Set your oven to 350º F 2. Cream the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla. 3. Add the wheat and white flour, baking soda and salt, then mix. 4. Add the oats, coconut, diced apple, nutmeg, and cinnamon, then mix. 5. Add any additional fruit or nuts as desired and mix. Your final cookie dough should be pretty sticky and thick. 6. Spoon the dough onto your cookie sheets. As with any cookie, make sure to shape the cookies as close to the same as possible so they cook evenly. 7. Cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Be sure not to over cook as these cookies tend to dry out if left in the oven too long. The end result is a batch of soft, delicious cookies! Enjoy!