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Do Sock Monkies Eat Cookies?

March 7, 2010

You Betcha they do!

They eat Oatmeal Raisin cookies with Chocolate chips and Coconut!

I made this adorable sock monkey this morning (I know, I used very visible blue thread but I had to make due with what I had on hand…he was a practice sock monkey and I wanted to make sure I could pull it off before I wasted a good pair of socks!)  If you’re interested in creating a sock monkey, just google “sock monkey patterns” or “sock monkey tutorial” and you’ll find some great ideas!

The great cookies that the monkey is enjoying came from smitten kitchen.  I added some chocolate chips and coconut to the recipe as well as doubled the vanilla and they’re delicious!  Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and packed with raisins.  A great lunchbox cookie 🙂

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins (plumped in hot water and then dried with a towel)
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar together, add the eggs one at a time and mix.

Add vanilla and mix until combined.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and add to the creamed mixture.  Mix until everything is blended and then stir in oats, raisins, coconut and chocolate chips.

Roll dough into gold ball size balls and place well spaced on a lined cookie sheet.  Gently flatten each ball of dough and put in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and once cookies are chilled, bake for 14-16 minutes or until the edges looked crispy and the middles look slightly underbaked.  Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2010 11:16 pm

    Those look fantastic!!! What a great recipe!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

  2. Jeremy permalink
    March 8, 2010 4:45 am

    ummmm how many eggs are in this ?

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      March 8, 2010 5:00 am

      oops! There are 2 large eggs. I’ve edited the ingredients to include this, thanks for noticing! 🙂

      • Jeremy permalink
        March 8, 2010 6:54 am

        I figured it had to be two when i was making them they were very yummy

  3. betchacanteatjustone permalink*
    March 8, 2010 1:44 pm

    I’m glad they worked out for you! Happy Spring Break! 🙂

  4. March 9, 2010 5:51 am

    I love that cute little sock monkey…they are really all the rage right now! I was in a little shop the other day (Lazy Susans) and they had sock monkeys all over the place and are hosting a class on how to make them.Thanks so much for posting this sweet guy and suggesting googling the pattern.
    mmm….cookies look fabulous too!
    Spring Break is starting off a wee bit chilly…let’s hope it warms up again very soon.
    Cheers 🙂
    Debbie

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