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                           Oatmeal Coconut Crisps
 
 Recipe By     : Phtt...  (The best thing I got from my ex!)
 Serving Size  : 168  Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Snacks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          butter -- softened
    2      cups          brown sugar
    2      cups          sugar
    2      teaspoons     vanilla
    4                    eggs
    3      cups          flour -- sifted
    2      teaspoons     salt
    2      teaspoons     baking soda
    6      cups          quick-cooking oats
    1 1/2  cups          coconut
 
 Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy.  Stir in vanilla, then add
 eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  
 
 Sift together (I don't, rather I just stir) flour, salt,  and soda.  Add to
 creamed mixture.  Stir in rolled oats and coconut (will be very stiff and
 hard to do!  Kitchen aid mixer with shield can handle the job and simplify
 life!).  Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on well-greased baking
 sheet.  
 
 Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.  Cool on rack.
 
 Makes at least 14 dozen if you use tablespoon, I use teaspoon for smaller
 cookie...the better to stuff one whole into your mouth.  
 
 Changes...divide dough into thirds, add 1/3 cup coconut to 1/3, add 1/3 cup
 of raisins to 1/3, and 1/3 chopped nuts to 1/3.  Or do Larry’s favorite and
 add 1/3 cup chocolate chips to one or more of the thirds in addition!
 
 Or (boring, like the originator of the recipe, his way of fixing...I added
 all the other options!!) can omit the coconut and add NOTHING!!
 
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