My Kids' Favorite Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 5 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Beat in oats and coconut.
- 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- 3. Break each candy bar into 12 pieces; press a chocolate piece into the center of each warm cookie. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Hershey’s premier baking pieces.
1 each: 91 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for My Kids' Favorite Cookies
"Very tasty cookies. My granddaughter helped me and she loves sprinkles so that was an addition I made. Otherwise I stuck to the recipe. I stored them in an air tight container and they remained soft and delicious. I'll definitely be making these again."
"Great cookies. I made them with my grandkids. There were lots of jobs they could do."
"Just made these and they're delicious. I made them exactly as directed and flattened slightly as stated using a fork dipped in flour. I'm guessing the cookies in the photo are made extra large because you only get 12 chocolate rectangles in each candy bar; 5 x 12=60 pieces. There's not enough chocolate to put two on each cookie and not enough room on each cookie to put more than one piece. I'll be making these again at Christmas!"
"Very tasty, very easy and I ended up with exactly 5 sheets of 12 cookies."
"can you substitute something for the coconut which all my kids won't eat?"
"It's amazing how many people will change a recipe without trying it first! When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. At Halloween time because we only get about 12 treaters I buy the full size Hershey bars. This year I had a package left and the next day is when I saw this recipe. I love coconut and oats are good for everyone. I love these cookies. They are a little crunchy on the outside, but very moist on the inside. They were a snap to mix up. I did not change a thing when making them. My kitchen was very warm so I put them in the refrig, to harden the chocolate before stacking. I will add them to my Christmas cookies list and I'm thinking of trying to add milk chocolate chocolate chips to the batter or spreading the bar to make them a little more atractive for gift giving. Thank you Ardys for sharing."
"I was skeptical about how good these would be. The recipe name can lead me astray. Shouldnt have worried- these cookies are yummy! Will be making them again!"
"These were good but not my kid's favorite. In fact, she wouldn't even eat them! I did substitute a few chocolate chips for the candy bar on top, so I'm sure they were less chocolatey that they are supposed to be. I might make them again, but I doubt it."
"Well, I changed these a bit (cut the sugar in half, substituted 1 c. white whole wheat flour for 1 c. of white), but they were delicious! Light, not dense, a little crispy."
"I bake cookies at least every 2-4 weeks year round and about 5-8 batches for the holidays and I think this might be the best recipe I've tried. They're incredible. I almost passed right over them because the title didn't say much. Don't. I would call them Everyone's favorite cookies. Make these and try them. Wow! I followed the recipe exactly."