Dad’s Cookies

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!

And needless to say, 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!

Dad's Cookies

They look similar to the Forest Ranger Cookies I posted about before, but these are different.  They are buttery, soft and decadent!

Dad's Cookies

Whisk– –  

Dad’s Cookies

  • Yield: 40 1x


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Add egg, then vanilla.
  3. Add oats and coconut.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Then add the flour mix to sugar mix, and combine thoroughly.
  6. Form into walnut sized balls, and lightly press down with a fork.
  7. 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!

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  • Reply Miko's Girl May 10, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    You had me at the word, “coconut”, in the ingredient list.

  • Reply 1 Funky Woman May 10, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    I’m a coconut lover so these sound amazing!


  • Reply Stevie @ MooreBabies May 10, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Those look yummy. My family names recipes after family memebers too 🙂

  • Reply Tammy May 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Thanks for sharing. I am going to make them right now:)

  • Reply Anonymous May 11, 2011 at 4:17 AM

    Ah ha!!! I told the girl to but whatever you are selling before I even read this!! Haaa! Now I can’t wait to see what you send in!!! And how about you, fancy pants, look at how many visits you have recieved!!! I think you need a blog party!!! Lori

  • Reply May 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    haha! That is too cute about your daughter! I bet they’d look much more kid-friendly with a little bit of rainbow sprinkles on it! The recipe looks amazing with coconut and oats in it – and I’m glad they make a large batch! I’m going to eat them all!!

  • Reply Barb May 12, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    These are the best!

  • Reply Natalie Cross May 16, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    Looks yummy, I’m going to try them! Thx! 😉

  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter May 18, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    They look super yummy! I love cookies with 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup butter…they make the texture and taste that I prefer!

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  • Reply Lori December 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Omg these are sooooo good!,

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