Oatmeal Coconut Pecan Dream Cookies

I arrived safely in London after a long day of travel (make sure you check am/pm when booking flights as a 9:40pm departure is quite a different experience when you were planning on a 9:40am departure for weeks.  ugh)  I’m tired and missing home and my kitchen this morning so I thought I’d share a favorite recipe from home.

This is a dream cookie because it has everything you love about a soft oatmeal cookie with an added flavor kick from the coconut and pecans. It is a fabulous combination and I dare you to eat just one, especially if they’re hot from the oven and you have a glass of milk. IMG_7513

What to buy:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

What to do:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • cream butter and sugars in mixer until light and fluffy
  • add eggs, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda, mixing to combine
  • add  flour, salt and cinnamon, mixing to combine
  • mix in coconut, nuts and oatmeal
  • drop 2-3 tablespoons dough on parchment papered cookie sheets, spacing about 1/2 inch apart
  • bake 10- 12 minutes, middle will still be soft
  • transfer to a wire rack to cool

 

 

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