Thursday, April 6, 2017

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I made one of my mom's cookie recipes yesterday and "wow" are they really good.  They might even be somewhat good for you in a high calorie kind of way.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 C - Crisco Butter Flavored Shortening 
1 1/2 C - Brown sugar
1 - Egg
1 1/2 C - Old fashioned oats
1 C - Shredded coconut
3/4 C - White flour
3/4 C - Wheat flour
1/4 tsp. - Soda
2 tsp. - Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. - Salt
1 T - Pumpkin pie spice
1 T - Vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly.  Add whole egg and vanilla; beat until mixed.  Add oats and coconut; mix well.

Sift together flours, soda, salt and baking powder and add to mix.  

At this point, you can add any or all of the following and mix well:

1 C - Pecan pieces (or other chopped nuts)
1/2 C - Dark chocolate chips
1 C - Craisins or Raisins 

Make into 30 balls and put on un greased cookie sheets.  Flatten to 1/2 inch with a fork or your fingers.  They will retain the shape and size.

Bake for 13 minutes or until golden.  Let cool on waxed paper.

Glaze:  Mix 1 tsp. of vanilla, 1 T. of pumpkin pie spice and 1 C. of powdered sugar with enough water to make pourable.  Drizzle this over the cooled cookies.   

These big boys are chewy, filling and great with a big glass of milk or a bowl of vanilla ice cream.  


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