Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
Clipped from a newspaper years ago - from Margie Lapanja, author of Goddess in the Kitchen. Excellent cookies.
- 1 1⁄2 cups margarine, at room temperature (3 sticks)
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 cups unbleached white flour
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups hershey's chocolate chips
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- With an electric mixer, whip up the margarine and sugar in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and beat well.
- Blend the baking soda and baking powder into the flour, either directly in the measuring cup or in a large bowl, and then tap this mixture into the creamed ingredients, mixing slowly. Using a sturdy spoon, mix the rest by hand.
- Add oats and stir until the dough comes together. Stir in chocolate chips, coconut and nuts.
- Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment and scoop the dough with a 2-ounce ice cream scoop. Press the top of the cookie dough mound down slightly.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 7-12 minutes, until lightly golden in color with tiny cracks on top of the cookies.
These are the best cookies ever! Margie used to sell them at Squaw Valley in the 1980's