Coconut Ranger Cookies

Coconut Ranger Cookies

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Oatmeal cookies are good, but these are WAY BETTER! Sweet coconut is the reason.  I never leave a buffet without making sure I’ve scouted the dessert line for these.

Coconut Ranger Cookies
Makes: 24        Preheat Oven Temp:    350

Ingredients List
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 whole egg
1-1/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1-1/4 cups quick oats
3/4 cup shredded coconut

Step-by-Step

1 Beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and egg until smooth.
2 Combine the flour with the baking soda and baking powder and add it to the creamed ingredients. Mix well.
3 Stir in the oatmeal and coconut until mixed well.
4 Make 1-1/2 inch balls of dough with a spoon and place them on a non-greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
5 Flatten with a solid spatula or your hand to about 1/2 inch thick.
6 Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
7 Cool on a wire rack.

Hints and Tips
To keep the cookies from being too “bulky” like a lot of homemade oatmeal cookies are, you can put the quick oats and coconut in a food processor for a quick minute to make the flakes smaller – almost ground, but not quite.

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