OATMEAL COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIPPERS
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 11/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and eggs in a large bowl of an electric mixer until blended. Beat for 1 minute.
Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt onto a square of wax paper (or mix in a bowl). Add to the butter mixture and blend well. Stir in the oats and vanilla. Stir in the coconut and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet and bake until lightly browned and almost firm when lightly pressed on the top, about 10 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool.
Omit the coconut.
Add 11/2 cups raisins in place of the chocolate chips.
Add 1 cup chopped pecans.