July 9, 2014

Tried and True

You know those good old standby recipes?
The ones that are tried and true?
Likely, they are the ones you remember your Mama
making in your growing up years.  Simple goodness.

Tried and true ~ definitely the category these fall into.
Can't believe I haven't posted the recipe here yet.
Prompted by my sweet friend ~
they are just now making their blog debut.

Emma and her friend Miss Sarah baked these together

yesterday ~ crazily...they have already disappeared!

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
(Courtesy of my Mom)

Just FYI I've included a photo of the original hand-printed recipe card.

I copied out many of my favourite recipes onto 3x5 index cards
for my *hope chest* ~ note the incorrect spelling of coconut
and the way I printed my *e's*...it was long, long, LONG ago!  ;-)

Another note ~ I never use margarine.  Only butter.
Everything goes better with butter, right?  :)

1 cup butter, softened to room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar (I use evaporated cane juice)
1/2 cup golden brown sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened medium coconut
1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp sea salt

Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla and egg.

Measure all the dry ingredients into a separate bowl
and use a whisk to mix together thoroughly.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet.  Mix well.

Scoop out teaspoonfuls of the cookie dough

onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Leave a little room for expansion.
Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 minutes.
The cookies will puff up a bit and then flatten as they cool.
Remove to cooling racks and enjoy.  Sparingly.

Oh, one more thing.  Be sure there are a few

loved ones nearby to share with.
These are dangerously more-ish.  Don't ask how I know.

Happy Baking!

With Love, Camille


Dianna said...

These look amazing, Camille. But then what recipe you've posted, doesn't! I will need to give these a try in a few weeks. We've cut way back on our sugar intake and I just made my first ever Gooseberry pie this morning (from those gooseberries I pictured yesterday on the blog). A picture of the pie will go up in a few days! :)

Have a good remainder of the week, my friend. You are always in my prayers, Camille...always.

Dianna xo

Lisa said...

Mmmm, these look SO yummy!! Your food pictures always make my mouth water. Might have to go make some cookies today :)

Heather said...

Oh, I am SO making these today!!
Thank you! xo

Anonymous said...

Those are the BEST kinds of recipes to have. My aunt used to share her recipes with me. :) Many are written on index cards and though I no longer have her here to show me how to make a specific recipe I have those cards in her hand writing and when I miss her they bring me back to her kitchen counter. Her smiling beside me and sharing many happy moments. :)

Jennifer Jo said...

Viva la butter!!!

Camille said...

Dear Dianna ~ Thank you for your sweet words about the recipes. These cookies are super good...obviously I have been neglectful in not posting. Thank you for praying...what a blessing!! :)

Dear Lisa ~ Yes...enjoy!! Share the love. :)

Dear Heather ~ SO hope they are as welcome there as they are here. Hugs to you! :)

Dear Nikki ~ What a sweet story...thank you for sharing. There's something special about old things that tie us to the past and our loved ones, isn't there? :)

Dear Jennifer ~ We DO share taste buds...see? :)

Many Blessings,

Donna said...

We are alike in so many ways! I have handwritten recipes from my high school home economics classes. I look at them often and think that I once wrote so much better than I do now!
These cookies look so yummy!! I wish I had some baking right now :)

Camille said...

Dear Donna ~ Baking...it doesn't last around these here parts. I'd share if you lived closer. :)

Many Blessings,

Heather said...

So, Molly made these and I'm sure they are unbelievably fabulous... I think she left out a major ingredient, lol! Oh well, we'll try again!

Camille said...

Dear me! Sounds like what was happening around here yesterday. Two of my family members were in the kitchen (I was not allowed in as it was my birthday and they were making a dessert) and they ran into problems when the sugar and flour were substituted for each other in the lemon topping for lemon bars ~ 1.5 cups of flour and 1/4 cup sugar instead of 1.5 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour!! NOT pretty! But, I was consulted and they followed my advice to start over...the bars turned out. Try again...I am sure you will be happy with the results. Good for you to allow your children their own kitchen adventures! Hugs, Camille