Tuesday, August 5, 2008


What makes a great cookie? Is it chocolate and butter? Or maybe you are a molasses and raisins type of cookie eater. Perhaps you prefer a bit of the islands, so coconut tickles your fancy. Well, this cookie has it all. It is chewy, rich, sweet, and even has a little fiber! What could be better?

For those of you with kids, rumpledoodles are Lumpy's favorite cookies in The Heffalump Movie that came out a few years back. But the original recipe was dry and tended to fall apart and was way too salty. Plus it was missing chocolate. So my family set out to perfect this cookie our way.


1 c rolled oats
1 c sugar
1 c flour
1 c coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 c raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 TB molasses
1/2 c butter, melted (or shortening + 3 tsp water)
3 TB hot water
1 c chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix oats through salt in a large bowl. Melt butter and add in molasses. Mix until the molasses is thin and viscous. Pour butter mixture over dry ingredients. Mix and add the water. Add the chocolate chips when the mixture feels cool enough (you don't want them to melt).

Drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment. The dough may need squished together a bit to make a ball shape. Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

This is for my favorite girl in all of Texas. I miss eating these with you!


Reeni said...

Those look so yummy! And they have a little bit of everything in them-something for everyone!

Jess said...

We've got Rumpledoodle fans here at our house too. The salt thing had to be a mistake I think. They were awful! I haven't added chocolate though... I'll have to try your recipe.

Patsyk said...

I love the name of this cookie! My family would love them sans coconut (we are weird that way). Yum!

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