Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins
If you like coconut I guarantee you're going to love these cookies! The recipe can easily be cut in half if you desire less than 5 dozen cookies. Recipe Source: "Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes" cookbook.
- 2 cups butter, at room temperature (the recipe called for butter or margarine. I used Blue Bonnet Margarine)
- 2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed down
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 6 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 1⁄2 cups flaked coconut (I used 2 and 3/4 cups of flaked coconut-the extra amount of coconut makes for a really tasty cookie!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet well with vegetable shortening.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and both types of sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy.
- Add the vanilla and then eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg addition.
- In medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine with a wire whisk, the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- By hand, add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time to the creamed butter-sugar mixture, beating well after each flour addition.
- Stir in, by hand, the rolled oats and coconut; mix well.
- Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 and 1/2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. (The cookies will have more of a rounded shape to them if a 1 and 1/2 inch cookie scoop is used-I slightly mound the dough in the scoop).
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Keep a close watch on the cookies if you bake them longer than 10 minutes.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.
I made half the recipe and got 30 cookies. I thought I had coconut but I didn't have any. So I had to omit it. But I want to try these cookies with coconut cause I love coconut. But without, they're delicious. They spread a lot. That gives a great cookie. The taste is really good. Not too sweet even though I may try to reduce the amount of sugar next time. Thanks Recipe Gal :) Made for PAC Spring 2010