These have always been a childhood favorite of mine growing up in the 70's and they still are today.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a bowl.

  • Cream the butter and the sugar together. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in the oats and flaked coconut.

  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

242.7 calories; 3 g protein; 35.2 g carbohydrates; 35.8 mg cholesterol; 323.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (52)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2011
These cookies couldn't have been ORDERED to turn out more perfectly. They're thick and chewy buttery rich and coconut-oaty. They're nicely uniformly shaped and come out of the oven just as you always cross your fingers and hope they will when you try a new cookie recipe. I was tempted to add some coconut extract and am glad I didn't. I did add chocolate-covered candy-coated sunflower seeds and wish I hadn't. They sure dressed up the cookie but I think they would have been better without. No nit-picking allowed on this recipe like "more of this or less of that." This recipe has "perfect" down pat. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This is an easy to make cookie recipe however it is not a favorite of mine. I found it too sweet and a bit bland. Perhaps it would be better with cinnamon nuts and/or chocolate chips. Using a 1 1/4 inch cookie scoop I got 7 dozen cookies out of this recipe. Read More
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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2011
These cookies couldn't have been ORDERED to turn out more perfectly. They're thick and chewy buttery rich and coconut-oaty. They're nicely uniformly shaped and come out of the oven just as you always cross your fingers and hope they will when you try a new cookie recipe. I was tempted to add some coconut extract and am glad I didn't. I did add chocolate-covered candy-coated sunflower seeds and wish I hadn't. They sure dressed up the cookie but I think they would have been better without. No nit-picking allowed on this recipe like "more of this or less of that." This recipe has "perfect" down pat. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2011
These cookies couldn't have been ORDERED to turn out more perfectly. They're thick and chewy buttery rich and coconut-oaty. They're nicely uniformly shaped and come out of the oven just as you always cross your fingers and hope they will when you try a new cookie recipe. I was tempted to add some coconut extract and am glad I didn't. I did add chocolate-covered candy-coated sunflower seeds and wish I hadn't. They sure dressed up the cookie but I think they would have been better without. No nit-picking allowed on this recipe like "more of this or less of that." This recipe has "perfect" down pat. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
I've been looking for just this recipe. It is almost like a cookie I remember from a neighborhood bakery in the 60's. I added large pieces of pecans and a little salt and these cookies are delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
These cookies are really good and easy to make. It's perfect for all you coconut lovers.:)I used a half teaspoon of salt. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This is an easy to make cookie recipe however it is not a favorite of mine. I found it too sweet and a bit bland. Perhaps it would be better with cinnamon nuts and/or chocolate chips. Using a 1 1/4 inch cookie scoop I got 7 dozen cookies out of this recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2008
Awesome cookie recipe! I scaled it down to make 12 servings and I still got almost 50 little 1 inch raw dough balls that came out to perfectly sized baked cookies. What I did to modify the recipe was add 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts and about 1 cup white chocolate chips and I baked them for only 10 mintues and left them on the pan for another 2. SO YUMMY! I think that next time though I will add even more coconut as I love that stuff and think that coconut flavor while very tasty was a little too subtle. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2003
these are the best coconut cookies we've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
Very good. So many people it seems have to have strong flavors thus they have to add chocolate or nuts. I enjoy the delicate flavor of these cookies just as the recipe is written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2003
If you like coconut cookies you will enjoy this recipe. I added chopped walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
Another 70's child checking in. These are the tastes of my childhood! My grandmother rarely bakes these days and now it's time for me to relive those days of yore. These cookies are WONDERFUL! Served up with a cup of coffee or a spot of tea these will be a hit at any table even if it is a table for one. Yummy! Read More
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