Thursday, October 10, 2013

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies - A Great Lunchbox Treat!

Do you have kids in school? How's your school year going? 

If you're like me, you're always looking for different things to spice up school lunches.

These chewy cookies are the perfect treat for the kids in your life, whether in a lunchbox or as an after-school snack.

I grew up eating these cookies. They were one of my mom's specialties. 
I can personally vouch for kid enjoyment factor.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies  
makes about 3 doz.

2 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 375º. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Sift together flour, granulated sugar, powder, soda, & salt. Add brown sugar, shortening, eggs, & vanilla; beat well. Stir in oats & coconut.

Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Do not over bake. 

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1 comment:

  1. Oh this sounds delicious! My hubby was just complaining this morning that I hadn't baked anything this week. ANd peanut free so perfect for school lunches!


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