Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies rest on a blue and white striped napkin that is draped through a white wooden tray. A small glass bottle of milk sits to the side and a canister of cookies lays in the background.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
54 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
54 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies rest on a blue and white striped napkin that is draped through a white wooden tray. A small glass bottle of milk sits to the side and a canister of cookies lays in the background.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
54 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
54 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.
  4. Add egg and molasses and beat to fully incorporate. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture, oatmeal and coconut. Mix until just combined and dough comes together.
  6. Line baking trays with parchment or silpat mat. Using a 1 ounce cookie scoop, scoop out dough, spacing 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake one tray at a time on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on tray for 2-3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
30 Cookies 60-70 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7-8 minutes per tray 3-24 hours
Servings Prep Time
30 Cookies 60-70 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7-8 minutes per tray 3-24 hours
Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
30 Cookies 60-70 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7-8 minutes per tray 3-24 hours
Servings Prep Time
30 Cookies 60-70 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
7-8 minutes per tray 3-24 hours
Ingredients
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
  1. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or electric mixer beat butter until fluffy.
  3. Add granulated sugar and beat until incorporated. Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat on medium until egg is incorporated and the mixture is fluffy.
  4. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and blend together until just incorporated.
  5. Divide dough in two, scooping out onto sheets of plastic wrap. Fold over plastic wrap to seal and press each into a 1" flat disk. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Heat heavy cream and pour over 8 ounces of chopped chocolate and 3 tsp corn syrup. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Whisk together until smooth and glossy. Cover with plastic wrap directly on chocolate. Allow to sit and set at room temperature (see note), this will take several hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350℉ and line baking trays with parchment.
  8. Remove dough from fridge and allow to rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Flour your work surface and roll out one disk at a time, dusting your work surface underneath and the top of the dough as you roll. Roll out to 1/8" thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place 1" apart on baking trays.
  9. Re-roll remaining dough, dusting with flour as needed. Repeat with the second disk of dough.
  10. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes, allowing to cool slightly on trays before removing to a cooling rack.
  11. Once completely cooled, spread or pipe 2-3 tsp of ganache onto the bottom of a cookie. Top with another cookie, bottom side down.
  12. Melt 2 ounces of chopped chocolate with 1 tsp corn syrup. Pour into a disposable piping bag cut with a very small hole or use a #4 round tip to drizzle chocolate over the cookie tops.
  13. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, in the fridge for 3-4 or the freezer for up to a month.
Recipe Notes

-Ganache takes several hours to cool to room temperature, make first if planning to bake and assemble cookies the same day.

-Allowing ganache to set at room temperature allows it to be more spreadable and pipeable.  If you do chill it, allow it to come to room temperature and beat with 1-2 tbsp of heavy cream for about 30 seconds to soften it enough to pipe.

-I re-rolled the dough 3 times with no ill effect to the final cookie.

-Cookies are slightly crisp but soften when sandwiched together with the ganache.

-The recipe yield will vary with the thickness of your dough, and cookie cutter used.  I yielded 30 sandwiched cookies using a 2" heart shape cutter.

-The cookie wafers can be made in advance and frozen until ready to assemble.

-If you happen to have any ganache left over, chill, roll into small balls and dust with cocoa for a homemade truffle!

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
Coconut Rice
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse rice with cool water and drain thoroughly.
  2. In a medium sauce pot combine coconut milk, water, sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer and stir in rice. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 22-25 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork prior to serving.

Red Curry Coconut Shrimp

Red Curry Coconut Shrimp
Print Recipe
Servings
3-4 people
Servings
3-4 people
Red Curry Coconut Shrimp
Print Recipe
Servings
3-4 people
Servings
3-4 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Slice green onions, separating the white and reserving the green for garnish. Whisk together coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, and brown sugar.
  2. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add whites of green onion and garlic. Sauté for one minute and add shrimp in a single layer. Cook shrimp 2 minutes per side and remove from pan.
  3. Add coconut milk mixture to the pan and bring to a full simmer. Add snow peas and stir to coat. Allow to simmer uncovered about 4 minutes over medium/high heat. Stir once or twice until snow peas are just tender and the sauce has reduced to a syrupy consistency.
  4. Toss shrimp back into the pan and stir to coat with sauce and warm throughout for about 1 minute. Season lightly with salt.
  5. Serve immediately over rice and garnish with reserved sliced green onions, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Toasted Bran Muffins

Toasted Bran Muffins
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Toasted Bran Muffins
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 muffins 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉ and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Spread wheat bran out on a large baking sheet and toast in oven for 6-8 minutes turning once.
  2. While wheat bran is toasting and cooling, cook 1 cup of raisins and 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat until soft and the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Puree raisins until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together wheat bran, flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together oil and brown sugar. Add egg and egg white and whisk to combine. Stir in pureed raisins, remaining 3/4 cup water, buttermilk, orange juice and orange zest.
  5. Add dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Stir in 1/2 cup of raisins. Scoop evenly into muffin cups, mounding the batter.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool for 5-7 minutes before removing muffins from tin to cooling rack.
Recipe Notes

-it is highly recommended to weigh dry ingredients.

-when scooping the batter, the muffin cups will be very full.

-if you don't want whole raisins in the final muffin, cook all the raisins with 3/4 cup of water and blend, continue with recipe adding only 1/2 cup additional water (for 1 1/4 cup total) and omit raisins at the end.