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Coconut Crisps

This recipe comes from Marion, whom I met on a service project in Lithuania in1994. She and her husband were from Pennsylvania, overseeing the work there as different volunteers came along. She was a delight to work with in the kitchen and, as a couple, they were an example of how to enjoy one's retirement years.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (half brown)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oat
  • 1 cups flaked coconut
  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till light.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture, vanilla and oats, then coconut.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoons on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375° F, about 10 min.
  7. Yield: 4 - 5 doz. They will be soft when you take them out of the oven. Leave on cookie sheet for five minutes and then, using lifter, transfer to clean cookie sheet. (Easier to remove before they crisp up completely.) A nice crispy, chewy oatmeal/coconut combination.


  1. I would finish these so quickly it's not even funny. I tend to do that with all coconut patries so I know.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. These sound delicious! I love chewy coconut and oatmeal together. I'll definitely add these to my cookie jar.

  3. I am not a huge fan of coconut, but I bet my parents will LOVE them! Might have to give it a go! :D

  4. I'm going to whip up a batch of these tomorrow. I love the oat-coconut combination.

  5. I had no idea you were coming out with a book!! This blog is my go to site for a lot of things, especially mennonite recipes, as I can't find my copy of the "brown" cookbook. :)

    So excited for you!

  6. These sound yummy. I'm thinking that's sweetened flaked coconut. Am I right?


  7. I'd like one to go with my coffee right about now!

  8. Beth... you can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut. I prefer unsweetened in most baking.

  9. These looks like something I would enjoy but who am I kidding I enjoy most any cookie!

  10. I made these Coconut Crisps and blogged about them today. They were delicious! Salty, sweet, coconutty and chewy all at the same time. Yum.

  11. Ive' been following your blog for a few months now & just love all of the recipes, and all the other comments too. Thank you so much. My grandson is showing me how to send you a comment. Love coconut & oatmeal together too.
    Agnes A.


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