Not Your Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

September has arrived, and there is one delectable treat I always make to help usher in autumn. You got it. Oatmeal cookies. Sweet, chewy rounds of goodness. Mmmm! However, these cookies aren't like any your grandmother made—not unless she was privy to my secret ingredient, that is.

What's the secret ingredient? Shredded coconut. That's what makes these mouth-watering morsels of oaty goodness so moist and delicious.

This is one of my tried and true recipes. I come back to it again and again. So fire up the oven, pull out your best mixing bowl, and let's bake up a batch of cookies.

Raisin Oat Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 cups raisins
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Cream the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Stir in raisins, oats, and coconut. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a light greased baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes (or until golden around the edges). Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

So...what's YOUR favorite cookie for fall? 


Cashmere said...

Oh I want to eat these...I really shouldn't but I do!
I'm trying to lose 2 inches on my waist to get back into this party dress I love....Pure torture!!

Hugh Smith said...

I'm making these with my daughter today. Thanks Donna!

emma miller said...

These sound delicious-- I'm printing the recipe!