Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 16 mins

From Food & Family Spring 2007. I made these without the coconut by increasing both the oatmeal and cereal amounts. It changes the recipe, but it still made for a really good cookie that was crisp around the edges with a soft and chewy center.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and oats; set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended after each addition.
  6. Add cereal, coconut and raisins; stir until well blended.
  7. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until lighty browned.
  9. Cool on baking sheets 3 to 4 minutes; remove to wire racks.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
Most Helpful

My son rated these the best cookie he ever ate! I've soaked the raisins in a little warm water with 1/2 tsp vanilla or rum flavor. This recipe lends itself well to variations(and it still comes out great). I've added or substituted dried cranberries, dried cherries, walnuts, cinnamon chips and/or butterscotch chips. Yum!

l.nye October 06, 2007

I've made these twice now out of my Food & Family mag. I love the chewy texture the coconut adds inside with a nice crispy outside. My whole family loved them. I added pecans to the second batch. I also used Total cranberry crunch cereal as I didn't have Raisin Bran. Will definitely try some variations with this recipe. Both times I ended up with 30 cookies.

kcram February 20, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly these went together. I don't eat much cold cereal these days, and had some Raisin Bran that was starting to get stale, so this was a good way to use up some of it. I made some of my usual adjustments to these, and they turned out well: 3/4 C whole wheat flour & 1/2 C ap flour; 2 T butter & 6-7 T unsweetened applesauce; reduced sugars to 1/2 C and 1/3 C (respectively); and only added about 3/4 C coconut, as that is all I had. I did have to reduce the oven temp just a bit, but that could be my oven, and I also had to take them out sooner than the recipe states (around 12 minutes), or they were too done. While these are not something that I would make unless I was trying to get rid of some Raisin Bran, I would consider making them again under those circumstances. I'm taking them to work tomorrow, so we'll see how they like them!

qotw13 May 05, 2008