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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Now that it's "back to school" time for the kids
I thought this recipe might be a great way to say
"Welcome Home Kids" from a hard day at school.
This is a chewy yummy recipe that is from Ardys
Smith's collection in a recent Taste of Home article.

The blend of Coconut, Oatmeal, brown sugar &
a small piece of a Hershey's Bar is "soooo delish"
(as Rachel Ray would say) Those flavors just
mesh together for a Chewy Yummy Treat for the kids
.....or us (if we get there first) Maybe just set some aside
for a treat for yourself .

Anyway these would be perfect anytime. They
are crisp but chewy. The only change I would make
would be to add some nuts (walnuts or pecans....
whatever you or your family likes best)

Actually these taste so good you even could make these
without the chocolate on top (but in every life some
chocolate must fall.....right?) Even if it's on a cookie.....


1 c. butter softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
1 c. flaked coconut
5 milk chocolate candy bars
(1.55 oz. each)
3/4 c. chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light
& fluffy. Beat in the egg & vanilla. Combine the flour,
baking soda & salt; gradually add to creamed mixture
& mix well. Beat in oats & coconuts.... & walnuts if you
want them.

Roll into 1" balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased
baking sheets. Bake @ 350F. for 10-12 min. or until
lightly browned. Break each candy bar into 12 pieces;
press a chocolate piece into the center of each warm

Make sure to have some cold milk close by.
ENJOY them with your kids!!! Make a special
moment together & take time out of your busy
day for the most important thing in life......
your family..........


  1. Thanks for sharing these cookies! They were fantastic!

  2. These cookies look delicious. They would disappear very quickly at our house for sure! They look like they would make a great Christmas cookie too-thanks for the recipe.

    Best wishes,

  3. Looks like a nice way to use up some of the Halloween candy too:@)

  4. YUMMMY!!! I loe things with coconut in them. Please come over-I would love to have you enter this on my party at and then over at our other site We have a weekly DIY Living party over there.


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    yummy cookies..