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White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

My sons and grandsons manage our ranch...and they always seem to have one hand in the cookie jar—especially when I bake these crunchy morsels! Away from the kitchen, I enjoy my large garden and our fast-growing family.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add extracts. Combine the oats, flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Stir in the coconut and chocolate.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 140 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • meaganteal
    Feb 15, 2015

    delicous!! Yes, they come out flat, but the taste is great! Ate two of them standing over the oven. I didn't have coconut extract, so I subbed some almond extract, and it tasted fine.

  • virgsco
    Oct 3, 2013

    These tasted great but are really flat. I almost didn't take them to the event I made them for but decided to anyway. They were a hit.

  • Ana10
    Oct 20, 2012

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G recipe!!! My friends literaly fought for the crumbs. Will definitely do it again and this time, double it ! :) I do understand your sons and grandsons now !

  • JenniferH
    Jan 14, 2009

    Very, very good. Moist, yet crunchy on the outside like I like it. My 3 young kids and my husband loved them. We ate almost a half batch in one night.

  • lurky27
    Jun 10, 2008

    My family doesn't like coconut, so I left out the coconut and coconut extract. They are delicious!