Brown Butter Oatmeal Cherry Winks


Some where, behind mountains of flour and bars of butter — I’m doing my happy dance.

Christmas I’m ready for you … tree lighting … caroling … ice skating .. Sipping hot chocolate … sneaking around to find the perfect gift – – BRING IT, Christmas this lady is ready to rock around the Christmas tree.

Excited? – Why yes, yes I am.

And to celebrate the first of this dandy month, I have cookies for you. I have to look out for the fat guy, I mean with all this talk about healthy lifestyles, exercising, counting calories – carbs – no carbs – carbs … what’s man gotta do to get a good cookie.

Well St. Nick, I’ve got your back buddy!!

I browned butta for you – – I added a dash of coconut and there’s a pretty little cherry on top. I get it, you’ll have a long night and you need all the sugar energy you can get.


Brown Butter Oatmeal Cherry Winks

1 Cup Butter

½ Cup Brown Sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 tbsp. coconut extract

1 ½ cup Flour

¾ cup Rolled oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1 Tsp. Baking Soda

1 Tsp. Sea salt

1 Tsp. Cinnamon

24 Red Maraschino Cherries


Preheat oven to 350 oc. Prepare a 24 cup mini muffin pan.

Over medium heat, melt butter until browned. Allow to continue simmering until all of the crackling stops (at this point, you’re just left with concentrated buttery goodness). Remove from heat and allow to cool as you prepare your other ingredients.

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, coconut, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon.

To your browned butter, add the granulated sugar, brown sugar and coconut extract.

Combine your wet and dry ingredients.


Form using an ice cream scoop (or a cookie scoop) 24 individual rounds. Placing each round in a muffin cup. Making a slight indentation with your thumb, place a single cherry.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh, aha!
Laugh and love
Live and laugh,
Laugh and love,
Live and laugh at it all! – Fosse

Have a delicious weekend darlings, I hope you’re doing some extra special to kick off the first day in the holiday season.


Coconut Cream Dream Brownies

Due to popular demand (aka the 5 people who voted for them) I have brownies for you.

Special brownies.

Except not special like “special”…just special like amazingly-delicious- lick your lips and bowl clean – kind of special.







Get in ma tuuummmaaayyy.

I realize that jumble of words above does not resemble a sentence in any way – – but these little delights may very well leave you speechless. So, I won’t say much. The less I talk, the faster you can face-plant into these.

And if you do, you’ll probably thank me with your messy face. I won’t judge you.

I get it – – I really do.

 Coconut Cream Dream Brownies

1 Package Brownie Mix ( even bakers can use a little help ;) )

1/4 Cup Coconut Milk

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Egg

1/2 Tbsp Coconut Extract

12 Coconut Cream Filled Cookies

1/4 Unsweetened Grated Coconut


Preheat oven to 350 oc and prepare baking dish.

In a large bowl mix together brownie mix,  coconut milk, oil , egg and coconut extract.

Pour half of your brownie mixture into prepared baking dish. Lay an even layer of Coconut Cream Cookies.

Cover with other half of brownie mix. Top with grated coconut.

Bake 35 Minutes.  

Go ahead, you know the drill – – dream a little dream and stay sweet my dears.