I Know, You Know, That I’m Not Telling the Truth, but These Cookies are Going to Psych You Out in the End!

Today is a day of action! I’m going grocery shopping, hitting the gym, and maybe even taking the puppy to the dog park! At least, that was the plan, until I discovered that all eight seasons of Psych was on Amazon Prime video! The theme song immediately sucked me in, so plans are out the window!

I guess I will reclaim my couch potato status and give in to the power of Psych. Now I am sitting in my chair, binge-watching psych and racking my brain about what I could possibly make for dinner. I am really in the mood for cookies, or pretty much anything sweet. My obsession with the thoughts of sweets is severely dampening my ability to think of healthy alternatives.

I’m thinking hard about oatmeal coconut cookies! They are seriously delicious, so good that I have to give them away right after I bake them. Otherwise, I will eat way more than I care to admit.


For these cookies, I use a combination of rice flour and gluten free all purpose flour (it helps with binding). I make a basic oatmeal cookie substituting coconut for raisins. Everyone that has tried it absolutely loves it, or they’re lying to spare my feelings, either way, it’s a hit!

If you’re into coconut, give these a try, and let me know what you think!


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose gluten free flour mix
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (1 if you are using traditional flour)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients, except the oatmeal and coconut, in a bowl and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl cream together the sugar and butter until smooth with an electric mixer
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the creamed mixture and mix until smooth
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients until thoroughly incorporated then add the oatmeal and coconut.
  6. Make the cookie dough into balls and drop on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

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My name is Kayla, I am 35, married (celebrating 15 years on July 4), and have two beautiful, smart, talented, whiny, needy, and sarcastic teenagers. When I am not working I am usually reading a book, going to the gym (mostly I'm just thinking about going to the gym), cooking, or bribing my kids to do their homework/chores. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time pulling my kids out of their electronics so they can complain during our walks through one of the urban forest we have in our community.

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