Mae's Coconut Flake Cookies
Mae's recipe for fiber-rich coconut cookies include a healthy dose of bran flakes.
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups bran flakes
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Stir in bran flakes. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in coconut and nuts.
- Drop by the tablespoon 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.