Growing up my mom made the absolute best cookies. They were extra chewy, had chocolate AND coconut and were filled with special mommy love. Seriously, how can you beat that?
If I had a choice of one thing that my mom could cook for me I would choose these–hands down. On rainy days all I want to do is curl up with a plate of these–preferably warm–and watch a Jane Austen movie with my mom. Just to be safe, make sure you stock up on the ingredients so on the next rainy day you can whip up a batch and eat them all. They have lots of oats–healthy right?
Apart from being utterly delicious, these cookies are awesome because they are pretty fool-proof. I have never, ever had a time when they didn't turn out– well except when I burn them which totally doesn't count.
Chewy Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Coconut Cookies
Makes 4 dozen 2-inch cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and both sugars. Add in the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Sprinkle the baking powder, baking soda and salt over the batter and mix until well combined. Mix in the flour and then the coconut. Add the oatmeal and chocolate chips and mix until combined.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes or until very lightly browned. Do not over bake!