When I made these cookies for my boys while they were growing up, it was a real challenge to keep them away from the kitchen to let these cookies cool. I still make these mouthwatering morsels for my "boys" today. —Ardys Smith, Palo Alto, California
My Kids' Favorite Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large 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)
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Beat in oats and coconut.
Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes.
Break each candy bar into 12 pieces; press a chocolate piece into the center of each warm cookie. Remove to wire racks.