Coconut Cookies

Another thing we got from Grandma was a huge box of recipes. The box has a bunch of dividers, such as: pork, chicken, casseroles, breakfast, etc. I was pumped to go through all the recipes. First was the dessert file. I didn’t even know there were that many variations of a pie crust. How many ways can you really use Bisquick in a pie? 
I moved on to the breakfast file. There I found more desserts. Dream Whip Pudding Pie Fluffy Meringue Jell-o Cake Brownie Cookie Fudge Pops. Mercy Me! I gained five pounds just reading that stuff. Through every section were only more dessert recipes (and of course your run-of-the-mill recipe for roach killer). 
Today we made coconut cookies because I had the ingredients, and she had the recipe stuck in there about twelve times. Let’s write that one down one more time – just in case. 

While Isaac stirred my ingredients, Jude poured water back and worth between two bowls — you know, cooking. It was a genius idea that was actually Jude’s.

I’ve been trying to choke the perfectionist mommy that doesn’t like the play-doh colors to mix. All of the cookie dough-balls were uneven, but the vessels in my brain did not explode. This was the perfect job for the boys. Besides, the cookies spread out very beautifully no matter what. 

The coconut cookies were an oatmeal cookie with a coconut kick. Cooked for 13 minutes, they were a tiny bit crispy on the outside but chewy on the in. I love a cookie with a nice tinge of salt. These really were worth another note-card in the Drinks section. 

Kissin’ Wears Out
Cookin’ Don’t
That is what’s at the top of the recipe’s note-card.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 c. flour; 1t b. powder; 1t b. soda; 1/2 t salt; 1/2 c. sugar; 1/2 c. brown sugar; 1/2 c. room temp. butter; 1 egg; 1/2 t vanilla extract; 1 c. quick oats (uncooked); 1 c. coconut
  • Mix flour, powder, soda, and salt
  • Add sugars, butter, egg, and flavoring
  • Beat until smooth – about 2 minutes
  • Fold in oats and coconut 
  • Shape into small balls & place on greased cookie sheet
  • Cook @ 350 for 12 – 15 minutes.

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Reply April 4, 2008

Call me crazy, but I like to think that neither wears out:)
I can't wait to make these. Old recipes are the best. Any good ones with lard in there?

Reply April 4, 2008

No lard - mostly crisco and bisquick, which is great if you want to die the slow whitebreaddeath!

Reply April 7, 2008

Can I quote your "Kissin wears out. Cookies don't" on my blog? And possibly link to your recipe?

By the way, I can get you some of that green tea. And I'll be home in May for Wilson's (step bro) wedding. Interested in driving to Fort Smith and being my date? May 17...

Reply April 9, 2008

Mmmm.. Mmmm.. we made these cookies yesterday for our small group snack and they are so yummy! One of my favorite things growing up was the one cookie my dad would make at the end of the chocolate chip cookie batch, the one that was just dough... sweet and salty all at the same time, and these totally remind of that! Thanks for the new recipe! It was a little piece of home from far away!

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