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Last Friday, I was both honored and surprised to be mentioned in the Finest Foodies Friday by Jenn at The Leftover Queen. I was giddy with joy when she mentioned my cookbook project, but then I went over and looked at my list and realized that I still have quite a few cookbooks that I need to work on! (I think the project would have been easier if I could just stop buying cookbooks!) Then I realized that it is already June, and I went over and counted that I still have 25 cookbooks on the list that I need to cook from before the end of the year! And I’m embarrassed to say that there are a few new cookbooks that I haven’t posted to the list yet, so that means I have more than 25 cookbooks that I need to post from.

The good thing about this is that I have hit several of these cookbooks, but I just haven’t blogged about the recipes yet. So I went through the archives today to find one so that I could cut that list down just a little bit!! This recipe comes from a cookbook that I have had for years – Southern Living All-Time Favorite Cookie Recipes. I have a few cookie cookbooks, but really – can you have too many cookie cookbooks?!? I hate to admit that before this cookie, I had never cooked from this book before. I have looked through it thousands of times, but for some reason, I never got around to cooking from it.

Cookies are such a great thing. Feeling like something sweet but don’t want to spend hours on an elaborate dessert? Need something portable that can be packaged up for lunches? Needless to say, we really like cookies at our house. Well, one of those cookie cravings hit one night, but I didn’t want to have to go to the store for any ingredients. I debated over a few different cookies, but decided to make these crispy coconut-oatmeal cookies because they sounded a little different and I had everything on hand.

These are a different cookie. Although I usually prefer soft and chewy cookies, these are more on the crisp side. The “crispy” comes from the fact that they have crisp rice cereal – aka Rice Krispies – in them. As if you didn’t already know, I love coconut, so these sounded like a real winner. And they were!! I can’t say that they were the best cookie I have ever made, but we had eaten them all in no time flat!!

Another cookbook down – which one to hit next??

Crispy Coconut-Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from Southern Living All-Time Favorite Cookies

Makes approx. 7 dozen

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups regular oats (uncooked)
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350F.

Beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar at medium speed in an electric blender until blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats, cereal and coconut.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork or the bottom of a glass. Bake for 12 minutes or until done.

Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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39 Responses to Crispy Coconut-Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Kelly-Jane says:

    You are doing really well with your cookbook project – it’s great!

    I could just eat one of those fab cookies right now πŸ™‚

  2. Katerina says:

    It’s funny I saw that over at the Leftover Queen and even though I read you all the time I didn’t know about your cookbook project!! Very cool.

  3. eatme_delicious says:

    I agree, you can NEVER have too many cookie cookbooks! πŸ™‚ Now I’m going to have to add this one to the list. The cookies look delicious. I wonder how they compare to the other chocolate oatmeal coconut cookies you posted about before (and made). I love the combination of coconut and oatmeal.

  4. *hannah* says:

    Hi, my name is hannah. I am 17 and in the last year have gained a love for cooking and baking. I have just recently spotted your blog and I have alot of fun looking at it. I just made a blog and am very new to all of this. If you have any suggestions or comments I would greatly appreciate them. Thanks!

  5. Maria says:

    Deborah these Coconut Oatmeal Cookies look really delish!


  6. glamah16 says:

    Yummm. I just made a batch. I was reading in Gourmet about there new cookbook club.It resulted from the reciept of all these cookbooks to review, etc. It sounds interesting . Check it out.

  7. Joy the Baker says:

    I haven’t been here in so long! Shame on me! Everything is looking just lovely. I’m usually more of a soft cookie girl, but I’m also such a sucker for coconut. These look extra yummy! Everything looks yummy!

  8. Gabi says:

    You had me at Oatmeal cookies- the crispy and the coconut and just extras!

    BTW- I’ve passed an award on to you- you absolutely deserve it xoxo

    Here’s the link:

  9. Ann says:

    Oooooh, these look good….and maybe even a touch healthy…

  10. bakeorbreak says:

    These look delicious! I think I have that cookbook, so I’ll have to flag it for later.

  11. kat says:

    that sounds like a wonderful cookie!

  12. Elle says:

    oh, nice combination! These look and sound really good! I love coconut but hardly ever use it in cookies. Need to do something about that.

  13. Peabody says:

    Perfect for an afternoon snack.

  14. Shandy says:

    I am so with you! I can never pass up a good cookie cookbook. The problem is finding the time to figure out which cookie will be the “one” to try out of the whole cookbook. Your choice looks yummy!

  15. Melanie says:

    Yum, I think a good crisp cookie is great to change things up now and again. These look wonderful!

  16. Gigi says:

    This cookies has everything I love! Yummy!

  17. Emiline says:

    I think the rice crispies would make these really tasty. It’s like a rice crispy treat meets a cookie.

  18. Grace says:

    your recognition is totally deserved, and these cookies are absolutely kickin’. i can only eat so many macaroons before i need another vehicle for coconut consumption, and this would do nicely. plus, cereal has vitamins sprayed onto it, so these’re healthy cookies to boot. πŸ™‚

  19. Dhanggit says:

    hi Barbara, i read regularly your blog and the truth is, i love so much this project of yours, i mean the cookbook thing. I am even planning to do the same thing with all the great french cookbook that i have..i’ll see how i’ll get on with it πŸ™‚

    btw, this crispy coconut oatmeal cookies sounds a great partner with hot chocolate πŸ™‚

  20. Suzana says:

    I love your cookbook project! πŸ™‚ Those crispy cookies look like my thing. Just perfect!

  21. Dana McCauley says:

    Such pressure! May I suggest that you throw a party and cook each item to be served from a different book? You can easily cover off 5 books at a time that way.

  22. Jenny says:

    Oh these cookies look terrific Deborah! I love Southern Living recipes.

  23. Krysta says:

    Anything with coconut is good. There is never too many recipes for cookies or cocconut cookies in my book.

  24. Patricia Scarpin says:

    Deb, one just can’t have too many cookie recipes – one more for me to try!

  25. Amanda at Little Foodies says:

    Your blog is eating my comments. I
    Any clues? I promise I’ve been polite and well mannered at all times. πŸ˜‰

    These look delicious by the way.

  26. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    Wow, these look scrumptious, Deborah! I’ll have one please! I think you are doing better than many of us who suffer with this disease – the need of cookbooks!

  27. Sara says:

    Cookies look great. Adding the rice cereal is a great idea.s

  28. Steph says:

    Yum, these cookies sound amazingly delicious! I love oatmeal cookies, so yummy!

  29. Bellini Valli says:

    Perfect…so far you have gone through quite a few recipes in your cookbook project.

  30. Kevin says:

    Those cookies look so good! I like the sound of adding crisp rice cereal to make the cookies crisp!

  31. KJ says:

    These look great. I love coconut in biscuits. You are doing really well with your cookbook project. If you cover off one a week, you are well on track.

  32. Stef says:

    I love how the cookies have rice krispees in them. Sounds tasty! I love rice krispees. Though, I’ve been a bit annoyed recently that they stopped selling organic rice krispees at my supermarket. However, organic or not, the cookies look awesome!

  33. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    Oatmeal and coconut in the same cookie? Bring ’em on!

  34. Renee says:

    You’ve been tagged!

  35. Dana says:

    Coconut and oats are two of my favorite ingredients — I love them in ANYTHING! And I bet I’d love these cookies.

  36. Rosie says:

    Great looking cookies and congrats for the mention by Jenn πŸ™‚

    You are doing really great with your cookbook project and I’m an avid reader πŸ™‚

    Rosie x

  37. Aggie says:

    I am going to have to make these this week! They look so good!

    I too have a cookbook addiction, looking through all of yours makes me want to go get a new one. I think I am going to have to get the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day one…you sold me.

  38. Aggie says:

    Hi Deborah! I made these not long ago and they were so good! Would you mind if I post them on my blog with a link?

  39. Anonymous says:

    I make these cookies for our farmers market and they sell out everytime, outselling chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for a great recipe!

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