We have the unique circumstance in our family of five girls where two of the sisters were born on the same day exactly four years apart. I am one of those two siblings. As a further coincidence, our first names both start with “D” so we are known as “the two Dee’s”. My sister and I have a connection that I would equate to a relationship that twins would experience. This recipe is from ‘My Dee‘. A number of years ago, my sister typed up her best recipes for my birthday, and to this day, every one of them is still a favourite of mine.
Old Fashioned Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
CHEF TALK: You will find that this recipe will be your go-to recipe when you need to fill the cookie jar, or make cookies for a coffee party or even for the simple reason that it is raining and making something in the oven just seems like a great thing to do. You might find that it ends up being your absolute favourite cookie recipe in your family, too. The combination of oats, wheat germ and coconut are wonderful! Change up the options if you are making the cookies for school by eliminating the nuts and adding sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
Yield: Makes 3 dozen cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 3/4 cup coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired
- Cream butter, sugars and egg together thoroughly.
- Add flour, oats, wheat germ, coconut, baking powder and soda. Mix well.
- Stir in raisins, chocolate chips or nuts.
- Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased baking sheets.
- Flatten slightly with a floured fork.
- Bake at 350o F. for 12—15 minutes.
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