model behaviour: coconut oatmeal cookies

Tonight I’m having a psuedo-girl’s night. I’m getting together with friends to watch the trashiest of television trash, America’s Next Top Model. The reason why I’m calling it a psuedo-girl’s night is because half of the people showing up to our apartment are boys. ANTM is not only fun tv to watch with friends of both genders, but it’s great television to actively engage in a friendly wager. Yes, you heard it! We bet on who will become America’s Next Top Model. At the beginning of the season (or cycle, to those in the know), we each place $10 in the pot and rank our top three picks in order. It’s all very scientific, really, and it makes for a good excuse to get together mid-week.

I usually try to make a treat each Wednesday and this week is no exception. And because the models are wafer-thin, tonight I was inspired to make a something model-approved. This oatmeal cookie recipe came from Dawna at Always in the Kitchen. I made a couple of changes to Dawna’s original recipe (like the addition of sunflower seeds), but they’d be perfect anyway you bake them. These cookies are surprisingly light in texture, low(ish) in fat and are as pretty as a picture. I’m normally a fan of buttery oatmeal cookies, but I didn’t miss the butter in this recipe at all. These cookies are fierce and perfect for any errupting catfights.

12 comments to “model behaviour: coconut oatmeal cookies”

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    S.   November 8, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    Ha ha … I love that you said ‘fierce’! 🙂 I’m addicted to ANTM too.

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    jenn   November 8, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    Yum..sounds good. Well I watch that show too…don’t know why because really its so not who I am…but I laugh and laugh and laugh..??? maybe thats why! lol

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    Joanne   November 8, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    heh heh…I love it!!
    I had to laugh at your final blog words…
    I’m one of those peep’s that don’t have (shhhh…) cable 😉
    So I do not/cannot watch ANTM but I do know what your talkin’ about cause I have on occassion watched ANTM at someone else’s home.
    I’m actually a fan of ‘Project Runway'(also need cable to watch this one)…I can relate you see…it reminds me of my “catty” days at design school…heh…heh…heh

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    noodle   November 9, 2006 at 3:16 am

    Hey, back onto the biscuits… those sound good. Could I leave out the coconut though? Don’t eat the stuff. Maybe I could add some peanut butter instead. yum.

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    kickpleat   November 9, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    yes, stefanie, antm is a complete guilty pleasure!

    it’s totally hilarious, jenn. any excuse to laugh is okay by me.

    joanne, i’m envious of your cable-less status. i’m thinking of giving it up actually.

    noodle, we’re back onto the biscuits! yes, leave out the coconut. i think some nuts would be a good addition and peanut butter certainly sounds yummy!

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    hag   November 9, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    Wow, I am sorry I missed the cookies! One of my fav’s…. too bad about Anchal!

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    maryeats   November 10, 2006 at 5:34 pm

    Yum! These look fantastic!

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    kickpleat   November 13, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    hag, you’ll just have to come over this wednesday! as for anchal, i’m glad to see her go!

    maryeats, they totally were. yum!

    i love sunflower seeds in cookies, dawna. thanks for the recipe, i fully intend to make them again.

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    Dawna   November 13, 2006 at 11:44 am

    Nice addition of sunflower seeds! I’ll have to try that; it sounds like a natural match.

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    jenny vorwaller   November 28, 2006 at 4:41 am

    so i have to know…who are you betting on to win this cycle? :o)

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    kickpleat   November 29, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    jenny, my last remaining pick is Amanda…my fingers are crossed!

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    cheesefairy   September 24, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    2 years later but these are spectacular cookies. It was fate I found your site today… I baked these just in time for cycle 11 episode whatever.

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