"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. " — HUGEN
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light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
semisweet chocolate chips
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 of ingredients - oatmeal, chocolate chips, pecans, coconut. I figured these were going to be rich and delicious, provided the dough turned out well, and it did. No wimpy, sissy cookie this! This is a hearty, chewy, flavorful cookie, with loads of contrasting textures. This is a perfect, old-fashioned, basic, lunch-box or cookie jar favorite. One worth making whether you're "spring cleaning" or not. I made no changes other than using half-and half for the evaporated milk- the recipe (and cookie!) is darn good, just as it stands, although there's plenty of room for improvising to include whatever's in your pantry. Just a word of caution - watch baking time carefully! I made fairly good-sized cookies and they were done in 10 minutes.
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 350 because I didn't read the recipe. This may have been why my cookies turned out very crumbly. They fell apart really easily. It made good ice cream topping though.
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 butter; instead of 2 TBSP evaporated milk, I used 2 TBSP 2% milk; and lastly instead of using 2 cups all-purpose flour, I used 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. As another reviewer suggested, I baked for approximately 10 mins. They were 'too' yummy; it was hard to stop at one cookie. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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 tasty even over-browned. A very good balance of flavors, and very easy to make. It helps to have a stand mixer that you can throw everything into instead of breaking your arm mixing it all yourself. Great cookies, Lisa!
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 regardless....GOOD DECISION!! I followed the recipe EXACTLY and they turned out beautifully. Baked one batch at 15 mins, and another at 13 to give a choice between chewy or crispy. Lovely!!!
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 mother and thats because she thinks no one can make anything better then her.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spring Cleaning Cookies
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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