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My favorite cookie recipe – the ones I bring to the potluck dinners at the library

Posted on: August 22, 2011

CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COCONUT ALMOND COOKIES

(With thanks to Gourmet, August 2001)

Note from Julie Chautin:  Several people have asked me recently for this recipe.  I regularly bring these cookies to Friends of Murphy Public Library’s potluck dinners and to the Friends’ recent Silent Auction.  I have my sister, Suzanne Karpus, to thank for this recipe.  She owns Cornucopia Comestibles, a catering company in Bexley, Ohio and her customers love these cookies.  Enjoy! 

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Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 1 hr

Makes about 36 cookies.

 ingredients

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup packed brown sugar

6 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups packaged finely shredded unsweetened coconut

12 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup sliced almonds

1 cup Craisins or raisins

preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Beat together butter and sugars in a bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until just blended, then beat in vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Add flour and mix at low speed until just blended. Stir in oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and almonds — and Craisins or raisins if you want.

To make the cookies, use a heaping teaspoon of dough, 12 to a sheet, then gently pat down each mound to about 1/4 inch.  I keep a saucer of water nearby to dip my fingers in as I pat down the cookie dough very flat.  Bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position and rotating pans halfway through baking, until golden, 9 to 10 minutes total.

Cool cookies on sheets 1 minute, then transfer with a spatula to racks to cool completely. Make more cookies in same manner.

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