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Spring Cleaning Cookies


"I was cleaning out my kitchen cabinets and found several ingredients which needed to be used up and I came up with these chewy, coconut, oatmeal, chocolate chip, pecan cookies. "
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35 m servings 144 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the evaporated milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the oats, chocolate chips, coconut and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool slightly on cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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Did you ever already know something was going to be good just by mixing up the dough or batter? This was one of those times for me. First, you're already a step ahead given the inviting array ...

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I used walnuts (because that's what my spring cleaning turned up!) I also used regular milk so I wouldn't have a can of eval milk laying around. The dough is delicious (oops!) I baked these at 3...

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Did you ever already know something was going to be good just by mixing up the dough or batter? This was one of those times for me. First, you're already a step ahead given the inviting array ...

This recipe is definately a keeper! My family really enjoyed eating these cookies. I did make a few ingredient changes: Instead of using 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening, I used 1 cup bu...

I just made these after I saw the recipe, because I had a bunch of ingredients that needed to be used too. I overcooked the first sheet full, but I tasted one of those and they were pretty tast...

Haha, I laughed when I saw these were called spring cleaning cookies because this really IS all the ingredients people have left over!! I had everything on the list so I decided to bake them reg...

I never tell anyone where I found this. As far as they know these are MY cookies. Keeping this one secret from the family, too good to share with them. Only one that doesn't like them is my mo...

I added peanut butter to the butter and sugar mixture as well....

I have made a similar recipe, basically without the milk which I think makes them more "cake" like. I would make them again but without the milk.

Fantastic! Used all butter (not a fan of the artificial ingredients in shortening), one cup white/one cup whole wheat flour, and half & half instead of evaporated milk (just b/c I didn't have a...

I subsituted maple extract for vanilla, and then used one cup of margarine instead of the butter & shortening. The cookies came out crunchy and delicious! A perfect recipe. You can't taste the c...