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Corean's Oatmeal Cookies

Corean's Oatmeal Cookies 30.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Holiday Cookies 2011 Dec 7, 2011

These achieve a nice balance of crisp and chewy and a nutty taste, thanks to the addition of coconut.

The recipe doubles easily.

Make Ahead: The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 1 month.

Servings: 30 cookies
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, or more as needed
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 level cups old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick-cooking or instant oats)


Position oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 325 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

Combine the sugars, oil, eggs, coconut, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, flour and oats in a large mixing bowl to form a stiff yet moist dough. If it seems dry, add oil a teaspoon at a time to achieve the right consistency.

Scoop walnut-size mounds of the dough onto the baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake on the upper and lower racks for 5 minutes, then rotate the sheets from top to bottom and front to back. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or just until golden brown. (At this point, the cookies will be slightly chewy; to make crisp cookies, bake for 1 or 2 minutes longer.)

Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving or storing. Repeat to use all of the dough.

Recipe Source

From Corean Abbott of Boling, Tex.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per cookie: 190

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 10g 15%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 15mg 5%

Sodium: 95mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 26g 9%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 15g

Protein: 2g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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