Easy Oatmeal Cookies
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Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 70 cookies
Author: Bri @ monday sunday kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups large rolled oats or quick oats *optional - if you have a little extra time, toast the oats for a richer, nutty flavor - see notes
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar (make sure your butter is soft!). Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine toasted oats, shredded coconut, flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add oat mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form dough into 2 teaspoon-sized balls and flatten them using your fingers or a fork. They don't spread out much, so be sure to flatten them.
  • Place on a cookie sheet, and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Remove and let cookies cool on the sheet for a good 10 minutes — they will crisp up as they cool.

Notes

If you have a little extra time (easy time) to spare, I highly recommend toasting your oats to bring out their rich nutty flavor. Super easy to do. Spread them out on a baking sheet and toast for 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Take them out and let cool while the other ingredients are being prepared. Wait until they are cool to use, or you will melt the butter and change the texture of the cookies!