Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

June 16, 2011

Author Notes: These cookies have been a family favorite for years...my mom baked them, I bake them and my daughters bake them. The little ones love them! If you're gluten free use white rice flour instead of all purpose.inpatskitchen

Makes: about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup shredded dried coconut ( unsweetened)
  • 2 cups rolled oats (check if making gluten free)
  • 2 cups AP flour (or white rice flour for gluten free)
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together, then incorporate the beaten eggs. Beat in the baking powder, baking soda and salt.Stir in the coconut, oatmeal, flour and chopped nuts. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes.
  2. After chilling, divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and then shape each piece into "logs" about 9 inches long. Wrap the rolls separately in waxed paper ( or parchment) and chill them overnight.
  3. When ready to bake, pre heat the oven to 350F, slice the logs about 1/4 to 1/3 inch and bake on a parchment lined ( or Silpat ) baking sheet for 12 to 14 minutes.

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