I have been making these cookies for at least four years straight as my regular "gift" cookie and I ain't got no complaints yet! The men love them..they actually start asking about them around this time of year. They are also a great cookie to send in the mail because they will stay yummy well over a week and a half( I have never had a batch last longer then that). My daddy just loved them! I make my batter ahead of time and store the whole bowl in the freezer then bake them off s I need. I think they bake off better even right out of the freezer(just thawed enough to scoop out the dough. I use heaping tablespoon for each cookie and cook them on the light side for a chewier cookie but with all the coconut in them they really are chewy even if you burn them(which I have done) A few times this summer omitted the chocolate chips and nuts and I added raisins. Burger loved them(he doesn't really dig chocolate). So this year I will do at least a third with raisins I thought of adding some peanut butter to part of the batch as well I have not made mine yet ...probably another week or two then I will start. My mom sent me a bunch of good looking cookie recipes so I will share some of those as well. Happy cookie making!
This makes 3 dozen large or 6 dozen small
3 c flour *1tsp baking powder *1 tsp baking soda *1tsp cinnamon *1tsp salt *1 1/2 c room temp butter *2c +1tbsp sugar *2c light brown sugar packed *3 eggs *1 tsp vanilla *2 1/4 c semisweet choc chips *3 c old-fashioned oats *2 c sweetened flake coconut *2 c pecans chopped Preheat oven 350 ~Mix flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, salt ~Beat butter on medium till smooth and creamy (about 1 min) ~Gradually add sugar. Add eggs one at a time beat after each then add vanilla ~Stir the flour mixture into butter, just combined. Add chips, oats, coconut and nuts
On ungreased cookie sheets For really big cookies use 1/4 c of dough 3 in apart cook for 20-30 min Until edges are lightly browned; turn sheets halfway through. For a smaller cookie (I prefer maybe a little smaller even) 2 tbsp dough bake 15-18 minutes