L.O.V.E. these cookies. I am a serious coconut lover and my hubbie is a huge oatmeal cookie guy. So when I found these babies on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, I knew it was meant to be. And oh, I was not disappointed! I have made these twice in the last ten days alone. And sadly, I only gave away a measly eight cookies… we ate the rest! I told you they were good! 100% chewy bliss. Bet you can’t eat just one either!
Oatmeal Coconut Chewies
Submitted by Mindy ~ www.thesisterscafe.com
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
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 1/2 cups flour (I have added an extra 1/2 cup of flour, and it makes them slightly puffier – well, less flat anyway – at my altitude)
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).