Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip and Coconut Cookies
I am not a baker per se and I most prefer cooking in general but in this family they’re not huge lunch eaters so sometimes I can only bake or everything will be wasted! So there I was staring at the pantry for ideas...I knew I wanted to make cookies for the cookie jar was screaming to be replenished and I saw that we have a whole bunch of rolled oats that were about to expire. I was more than delighted at the thought of some hearty oatmeal cookies...then I rummaged some more and ended up with chocolate chips, raisins and flaked coconut. Oooh, I was suuuper excited now! I haven’t had oatmeal cookies in like a month! haha.. can you tell how happy I am right now? SUPER
Make sure you have many mouths to feed because this recipe yields about 5 dozen cookies or so...Or you can keep them to yourself if you desire...like myself. But I say everything in moderation...I eat one and leave the extra 4 dozen and 11 cookies for the other stragglers.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chocolate chips and Coconut
1 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1 C white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 C sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 C rolled oats
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture along with the oats, chocolate chips, and raisins. Mix thoroughly. Drop from a teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for about 12-13 minutes. They should be browned on the edges and just set. Allow to cool on the pan and transfer to cooling rack till thoroughly cooled.
Note: If you don’t use raisins, you can increase the chocolate chips to 1 1/2 cups.