Why are they called Dad’s Cookies? I don’t know actually. It’s just how I know them!
They make me laugh though. Why you ask?
Well, they taught me a valuable lesson about kids bake sales!
My kids school is doing a series of bake sales for Japan, so we of course want to contribute.
So the night before I whipped up a batch of these cookies because they make a HUGE batch,
and also because we love them!
But, what I failed to keep in mind was that kids love candy covered, icing covered, sprinkle covered anything. And will pick up said decorated treat before the plain old sad looking ones!
My daughter came home that day feeling very sad for me because my cookies were the last to go.
Every kid scrambled their way to get to the flashy stuff first. ha ha!
She said she was going to buy them all so I wouldn’t be sad. ;( What a sweetheart.
So I then laughed my head off, and am still laughing! I felt so bad that she felt so bad for me, but I assured her it was funny, and I had learned my lesson!
There is another bake sale this Friday, and I promised her I would send the best looking dessert ever!
Kids are the greatest!!
Anyway, these are really good! A great cookie for those lunch kits!
They look similar to the Forest Ranger Cookies I posted about before, but these are different.
They are buttery, soft and decadent!
Serves: Makes about 40 cookies.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1½ cups oats
- ¾ cup coconut
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Cream together butter and sugars.
- Add egg, then vanilla.
- Add oats and coconut.
- In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
- Then add the flour mix to sugar mix, and combine thoroughly.
- Form into walnut sized balls, and lightly press down with a fork.
- In a preheated 350 degree oven, bake for 12-15 minutes.
And remember, if you make these for a bake sale aimed at kids, decorating them with too much candy is not enough!