Monday, November 26, 2018

Gram's Coconut Crisps

One cookie that I distinctly remember from my childhood, is my Gram's cookies. Whenever we went to visit, Gram always had a supply of cookies. Either fresh baked, or a stash in the freezer that was ready for when anyone showed up! Imagine my surprise when I asked my mom if she had Gram's cookie recipe, and she asked which cookie. Really? I need to clarify Gram's famous cookie?? Thankfully, my sister has the same memories. When Sis and I were on the phone this week, I told her I was making Gram's cookies, she immediately new which one and wanted to know how I got the recipe. I guess she had asked for it a couple years ago, neither my mom nor my gram knew what cookie Sis was talking about. I must have shook something loose in my mom's memory, because she was able to locate it for me! SCORE!  

This isn't a chewy cookie like I normally share. Instead this cookie is more crisp, and packed with flavor and goodies! Thanks for being such an amazing baker Gram!!! 

Hope you all love her cookies as much as her Buttermilk Pancakes I shared a while back! 

Gram's Coconut Crisps 
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup oil 
1 cup light brown sugar 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 egg 
2 tsp. vanilla 
1 tsp. coconut flavoring (I omited since I could not find this) 
3 1/2 cup flour 
1 tsp. salt 
1 tsp. soda 
1 tsp. cream of tartar 
1 cup oatmeal 
1 cup chocolate chips 
1 cup coconut 
1 cup Rice Krispies 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Set aside. 

In large bowl, cream together butter, oil and sugars. Add egg, vanilla, and coconut flavoring. Add flour mixture one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in oatmeal, chocolate chips, coconut and Rice Krispies. Mix until well combined. 

Using small cookie scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.**  Cool for 3 to 4 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack. 

**Gram's note is "Do not over brown", so I baked for 15 minutes exactly, and they were at a golden color, and are perfection. Store in airtight container. Or do like Gram did and freeze them and you will be ready whenever you need a cookie!

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  1. I make a similar cookie, but haven't used coconut flavoring. I bet they're really good, thank you for sharing.

    Nadine Osborne

  2. These do look good and I also have never used the coconut flavoring.

  3. These sound yummy! I bet the rice krispies make the cookies really crunchy and delicious. Thanks for sharing this famous recipe :)

  4. Dear Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts, I followed you back from your visit to my blog and found your yummy cookies and and heartwarming story. I am a grandma now and each Monday two of my granddaughters spend the day with me. We cook and bake, do puzzles, read books, talk and laugh. I am going to add your recipe to our collection. I have started using coconut oil in my baking. I wonder if you made these with half coconut oil...would the flavor be more like Grams?

  5. Yum! These look amazing. I'm in love with coconut cookies so i will definitely give these a try :D

  6. These look and sound amazing! I'll definitely try to make these.

  7. Thank you for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday. Any cookie with coconut is a favorite in our house.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  8. Love, love, love coconut! You could always try coconut oil in place of the oil for a bit of that coconut flavor. Thanks for sharing on the Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party. Hope to see you back again next week!

    Kelly {Adorned Well}
    co-host of Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

  9. Oh they sound so perfect! I would have never even thought about putting rice cereal into cookies. Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

  10. Mmmmm these sound wonderful! I'd be all set with a cup of tea and one of these cookies!

  11. I found my coconut extract at Wal-Mart! They have tons of flavors.

  12. G'day! YUM! Just like my Grandma used to make too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Recipes that tell a Story

  13. My mom made a similar cookie.. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and want to let you know that this recipe is my host favorite. It will be featured over at the Daily Dish Magazine tomorrow and on my blog during next week's party. Love this recipe and your story.

  14. I've found that coconut oil enhances crispness in cooking.. although it doesn't add the coconut flavor.. it's neutral tasting. I hear it's one of the healthier oils, though.

  15. Great that you got hold of hte recipe. Cheers

  16. These look crispy yet chewy! Lots of great stuff in these cookies, Kris.

  17. I am glad you got the recipe, but too funny that your mom and gram didn't know which recipe you were looking for! These sound so full of texture and flavor!

  18. We have this exact recipe (without the coconut oil). However, ours calls for 1 tsp vanilla and 1.5 tsp almond extract. Otherwise, they are the same! We also live in WI, so I wonder if this was a popular recipe from the 50's or before in our area? Everyone just loves these!!

    1. I will add the almond extract next time I bake a batch. That will be the perfect addition!
      I bet you are right about it being a regional recipe back in the day. Love it when a recipe stand the test of time :)

  19. That is 1 1/2 tsp of almond extract. It looks like I typed 15 tsp. I entered 1. 5 tsp. but it looks like 15!!!!!! Oooopps!!

  20. Pinned! Thank you for sharing another yummy cookie!

  21. Well, don't these look like perfection?! And I just love it that it's a memory-packed golden memories of grandma recipe! And I have coconut on hand because I just made (and posted) coconut cream pie, one of my own memory-packed grandma recipes.

  22. These look amazing! I love coconut and I love recipes that are passed down and come with memories. Thanks for sharing with us.

  23. Hoping you are ok - you haven't posted in a while... Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  24. i could do with a batch of these in the freezer! coconut extract definitely needs to be more easy-to-find.

  25. How many cookies does recipe make?