These puppies are packed with some pretty powerful tastiness, including coconut, rice crispies, and my always-favorite cookie ingredient: oatmeal. Oh wait, maybe coconut is my favorite. But this has both, so it’s a win-win 🙂
It’s definitely a blog-worthy recipe I realized, after someone asked in Lucy’s birthday post (her requested “birthday cake”), so here we go:
1 c. (2 cubes) butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
Whip together for four minutes until creamy.
1 tsp. vanilla
**new edit…add an extra egg yolk. Something about that makes these even better!
Mix well. Then add:
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
**1/2 tsp. cornstarch (I think this makes these better too!)
2 c. oatmeal
1 c. coconut
1 c. chocolate chips
**you can add a chopped up milk chocolate candy bar too…we did this and it was so good!
1/2 c. chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans…but these are optional and we never add them)
Then hand-mix in 2 c. Rice Crispies (so they don’t get all smashed up)
Dough will be a little crumbly, and that’s ok. Place loosely on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes.
Also, if it’s someone’s birthday…especially if that “someone” thinks milk chocolate m&ms are the best thing to hit the earth, go ahead and throw those in too 🙂
Thanks for sharing. Looks like you also add m&m's. Yum
Oh yes, I forgot to add that we added those for Lucy's birthday…just added it at the end 🙂
We call these monster cookies – they are delicious! Thanks for sharing! xo
We have made these twice now! The first time we forgot to add the Rice Krispies but they still turned out delicious. In fact, I didn't even realize we left them out until I saw the box of Rice Kripies in our pantry later in the day. Ha! Oh, and this recipe makes a lot of cookies! 4 dozen, at least. Thanks for a great recipe!
Can I omit the coconut? Althought I love it, my kids do not.