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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut

 Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut
When our family gathered at my aunt's summer home on Mackinac Island a few years back, she pulled out her tried-and-true recipe and made these wholesome cookies. I think of her and that memorable vacation every time I make these for my own family.
39 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt;
  • gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in remaining
  • ingredients.
  • Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 158 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.