oatmeal cookies with raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut
1/2 pound softened butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup pastry flour
1 teaspoon each of salt, baking powder and baking soda
2 cups oats
1 cup raisins
1 heaping cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup coconut
cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. add the eggs,milk and vanilla
sift the dry ingredients and stir into the sugar and butter mixture.
fold in the oats and other 'stuff'.
preheat oven to 350 degrees
i use 2 soup spoons for shaping these cookies. try to shape them into balls as you put them on the cookie sheet and make sure they are at least 2 1/2 inches apart...they spread. they are about 3 inches across after they are baked. the recipe makes 3 times the amount in the picture (family got the rest).
bake for 8-15 minutes depending on the size and your oven. watch the first batch carefully and do not over bake. when they are light brown on the edges, remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before placing on the cooling rack,newspaper or whatever you use to cool your cookies. they will harden when they are cool.