Do Sock Monkies Eat Cookies?
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.