Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Since discovering I have a few friends who can’t eat gluten, I’ve really enjoyed trying different gluten free recipes, like my brownies and pizza. These cookies were supposed to be gluten free… then I found out not all oats are created equal. Whoops. But they were really delicious, so next time I’ll have to get some specifically GF oats so I can share with my GF friends!

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies at Square Root of Pie

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen. Gluten free.

Ingredients
1/2 C GF oats
3/4 C GF oat flour (you can buy this or make by putting oats in a food processor)
1 Tbsp corn or potato starch
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash salt
1 stick butter
1/3 C sugar
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C shredded coconut

Instructions
1.
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with a silicone mat.
2. In a large bowl, combine oats, oat flower, starch, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a smaller bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla.
4. Slowly add wet to dry. Add milk if mixture seems too dry.
5. Fold in chocolate and coconut.
6. Drop spoonfuls on baking sheet at least an inch and a half apart. Bake 15 min. Cool before serving.

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies at Square Root of PieWarning: these are very addictive! You might not want to share ;)

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies at Square Root of Pie

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Snickers Blondies

Long time no blog! I feel like I say that every time I write something. Whoops.

But anyway. We’ve had this giant bag of candy sitting in the house for a while now. We’ve been eating it slowly but surely… But then Girl Scout cookie season came along, then Easter, and there was so many OTHER desserts to eat! So the candy was left sad and uneaten. Until I decided to repurpose some of it yesterday!

Snickers Blondies at Square Root of Pie

Snickers Blondies
Makes one 8×8 pan, or about 9 blondies.

Ingredients
1 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
dash salt
5 Tbsp butter, melted
1 C brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 – 1/2 C chopped Snickers, or your favorite candy bar

Instructions
1.
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a larger bowl, combine butter with sugar. Whisk in egg and vanilla.
4. Gradually add dry to wet, stirring to make a thick batter.
5. Spread evenly in pan. Sprinkle candy on top and lightly press in.
6. Bake about 30 min, until a knife comes out clean.

Snickers Blondies from Square Root of Pie

The Snickers is really great in these! It gives it some extra gooeyness and some crunch from the peanuts. You could also use M&Ms, Milky Way… Almost any type of candy bar. Enjoy!