Barbie’s Super Simple Oatmeal Cookies (with Coconut)

I enjoyed the taste of the last batch of oatmeal cookies that I made … but the ‘look’ didn’t thrill me.

These, on the other hand, are very photogenic. And they taste good as well. Not overly sweet … next time, I’d use half the amount of salt though cause the margarine, which I used instead of butter, was salty enough.

This recipe also came out of Edna Staebler’s “Cookies and Squares with Schmecks Appeal”. The kitchen was a bit warm for September (77 deg F) so, by the time I had mixed up the dough and started shaping it into 1 inch sized balls, my dough was pretty sticky. I persevered and then refrigerated the resulting cookie balls.

After 30 minutes, I used the back of a fork to press down gently on the cookie balls in order to flatten them and baked the cookies for 14 minutes, instead of the 12 minutes recommended, in a preheated 350 deg F oven. I left the baked cookies on the baking sheet to cool for about 10 minutes, before using a thin metal spatula to transfer them onto the cooling rack, to finish cooling.

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8 thoughts on “Barbie’s Super Simple Oatmeal Cookies (with Coconut)

      1. It’s weird… you must try my recipe (don’t remember the source) 😉 I’ve made it dozens of times and they are never dry! My favourite is when I add dried cranberries or blueberries (but I guess they aren’t obvious to find or not very cheap… I was lucky someone gave le a huge bag quite a while ago and I keep on using it only in ANZAC).

      2. The Bulk Barn is the best place to buy dried fruit around here. They’ve got a good turnover, I think. I’ve bought dried cranberries there, and cherries but I don’t think I’ve ever tried dried blueberries.

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