Crunchy Oatmeal-Coconut-Pecan Cookies

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Servings: 2 ½ dozen cookies
Difficulty: Easy

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8 tablespoons (1 stick ) butter, at room temperature
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
¾ cup chopped pecans
½ cup shredded sweetened coconut


 

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease 2 baking sheets with butter, oil, or cooking spray.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Add both sugars and beat the mixture until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally to incorporate all the sugar into the butter. Add the eggs and beat well, then beat in the vanilla.

IN a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating just until combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the oats, pecans and coconut.

Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls (a mini ice cream scoop is great for this) onto the prepared baking sheets and bake, one sheet at a time, until set around the edges and light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on the pans slightly, transfer to wire racks, and then watch these little beauties disappear.

Publication: From PAULA DEEN’S SOUTHERN COOKING BIBLE. Copyright © 2011 by Paula Deen. Published by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Reprinted by permission.

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Reader Comments:

54321

My grandmother made cookies like this when I was young and I never got the recipe. This is as close as I would ever hope to come to them without having the actual recipe. Wonderful, wonderful cookies!!!

By Angelae on December 12, 2012

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Should this be more than one egg? The directions say eggs.

By Betty on February 29, 2012

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I love watching your show everyday,and i am watching today about the holiday episoides on December 8,2011. I,m going to try to make your oat meal cookies for the first time and get back to you and let you know how they turned out. I love you paula and your family for all the good cooking u have tought them.

By Celeste smith on December 08, 2011

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Found this recipe in the new cookbook and thought I'd try it and two others. Well, it's a great cookie! We've finished the first batch in a day and I've had numerous requests for the recipe which says a lot. I'll be making them again tomorrow instead of the other ones! The combination makes it so that you don't really taste too much of the oatmeal, the pecans or the coconut - which is weird but a great combination!

By Marjorie Lehman on November 20, 2011

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