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Coconut Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

No recipe image available.These are old-time cookie jar favorites—the kind kids will grab, along with an apple, as they head out the door for an 'expedition' to find the source of the nearby creek.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup sweetened flake coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 cups raisins

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease two baking sheets; set aside.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar; beat in egg until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, coconut, baking powder, baking soda and wheat germ. Gradually stir into butter mixture, add raisins; stir until well combined.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets; flattening slightly with a floured fork. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
  5. Cool slightly before removing to wire rack.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.