Smart Cookies Everywhere!


A little salute to all the smart cookies we know!  This is a favorite – my Mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dressed up just to make you smile.  These would be perfect for exam study groups, graduation parties or because it’s time for a snack.


1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

2 eggs

1 cups flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup coconut

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup chocolate chips and/or toffee chips, optional

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend sugars and shortening. Add beaten eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add to first mixture. Stir in vanilla, coconut, oats and nuts. Mix well and drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets. Flatten with the floured bottom of a glass. Bake in 375 degree oven until light brown – about 8 minutes.