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Howler Cookies Recipe
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Howler Cookies

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"Wholesome high fiber cookies with coconut, oats and nuts. When they are gone, you will be howling for more."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the wet mixture until just blended. Finally, fold in the pecans and coconut. Dough may be a little dry. Shape dough into walnut sized mounds and place 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Cool on baking sheets.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2006

This is a good recipe for cookies full of flavor (and not chocolate!). I decreased the white sugar to 3/4 cup, put in 1-1/2 tsp vanilla and used self-rising flour. I also lined the cookie sheets with foil, rather than greasing them (I felt the cookies had enough butter in them to prevent sticking), which worked like a charm. This recipe made about 40 cookies for me, but I used a heaping teaspoon of dough for each cookie. The dough was not the least bit dry, perhaps because I used an extra large egg with just the smallest bit of extra vanilla. A good cookie.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

I followed the recipe and ended up with a thin mess. There was nothing dry about the dough!


11 Ratings

Nov 03, 2002

I do a lot of baking, and I have to say that this is one of the best cookie recipes I have ever tried! Very chewy and moist with lots of coconut flavour. I substituted raisins for the nuts, and it turned out great. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Jul 07, 2005

The only bad thing about these cookies is that I don't feel guilty about eating them, so it's hard to stop! They're wonderful high-fiber cookies that make a good afternoon snack.

Feb 05, 2005

Very easy to make and came out great. They're not overly sweet and have a very good taste and texture. The recipe says it makes 3 dozen, but I ended up with 5 dozen, and that's a good thing!!

Jul 17, 2003

This is a great has the perfect crunch as well as a wonderful melt-in-your-mouth effect. I used just a little less pecans and it was great. I also got a higher yield than what the recipe says. Don't leave out the coconut even if you're not sure if you'd like it; it's not overwhelming but I think it adds a lot to the cookie. Overall, great recipe!

Aug 04, 2003

I needed my child to eat more fiber and I've been fighting with her constantly over this. I made these cookies for her and she never suspected my intention. They're great!

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe is wonderful. I made two batches to take on a road trip to my in-laws' house. It took two days to get there and unfortunately the cookies didn't quite make it to the end of the trip. My husband could not keep his hands out of the cookie bags. Fortunately the in-laws were not expecting the cookies, so they never knew what they missed. Thanks for the recipe Mary.


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  • Calories
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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