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Coconut Oat Cookies

 Coconut Oat Cookies
These chewy cookies have been a family favorite for years. The pecans provide a crunchy contrast to go along with all that chewy goodness!
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • Pecan halves

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a
  • time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, oats, baking
  • powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in coconut. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on
  • greased baking sheets (cookies will spread). Place pecan half in the
  • center of each cookie and push down slightly. Bake at 325° for
  • 14-16 minutes. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 244 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 278 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.