Cookie Madness: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies vs. Coconut Macaroon Cookies
When you think of your grandma or great grandma and cookies, does Oatmeal Raisin come to mind? For me, it is a sweet memory of my grandma’s kitchen and the warm, spicy cookie I could snitch.
The competitor, Coconut Macaroons are a new to me cookie, with only discovering them at a Cookie Trade at the holidays one year. The variation I had of Coconut macaroons was the chef added, so I’ll include it below for an option if you’d like to try.
Oats have been a cheap and easy staple for pantries for a long time. It makes sense that they would be combined with raisins and some cinnamon to make a delicious cookie that became popular during the early 1890s – 1900s. These cookies are still popular today and a favorite for many with their soft center and cinnamon bite.
Most Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipes use basic ingredients found in your pantry everyday. They are a simple drop cookie and don’t require refrigeration, so start to finish with cookies in your belly can be accomplished in about an hour.
A delicious and spice filled Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe can be found here.
Coconut macaroons are a relatively new discovery for me. The sweet coconut and the combination of condensed milk make for a decadent treat. Here is a basic recipe for Coconut Macaroons, but a couple of additions can be added to make it even more scrumptious!
The variation I fell in love with included 1/2 c of mini-chocolate chips. If you don’t have or want the chocolate chips, use the basic recipe and then dip only the bottom 1/4 to 1/2 inch in melted chocolate. Let them sit on waxed paper until the chocolate has hardened and then can be stored until eaten.
Which of these cookies is your winner to advance to the next round? Print out the Cookie Brackets here to make your own predictions for the Cookie Madness winner.