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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oatmeal Coconut Chewies

I have been craving oatmeal cookies ever since my Visiting Teachers brought me some wonderful ones. I came across this recipe on The Sisters Cafe and KNEW it was meant for me! I do not like raisins and I think that chocolate chips make oatmeal cookies too sweet - coconut was the perfect combination. These cookies really were 100% chewy bliss. It is a good thing that my body warns me off when I have had too much sugar (I get sick to my stomach pretty quickly) because I probably would have/could have eaten the entire 4 dozen cookies by myself!!!

The picture and recipe are courtesy of The Sisters Cafe and can be found here.

Submitted by Mindy ~ www.thesisterscafe.com

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to cool room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 - 2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1 cup quick oats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl cream together the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined (silpat or parchment) baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are set but not overly browned (bake a few minutes longer for a crispier version).

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