Monday, July 21, 2008

Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These came with a family home evening packet from Primary yesterday. The kids balked at the raisins but they loved this cookie! I'm convinced that it is the recipe for the amazing cookies at the Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Close enough!

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (oh! this is why the kids liked it so much!)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup coconut
2 cups raisins

Blend butter and sugars until smooth (You could probably get away with only half of all that sugar) Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add all remaining ingredients except raisins and coconut. Mix well again. Add raisins and coconut. Spread evenly on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Drop cookies would probably be 10 minutes at 350.


Jen said...

p.s. DANG! that peach ice cream looks good- peaches soon!

melissa said...

YAY! I've waited my whole life for an oatmeal cookie that sounds this good.

Hindmarsh Family said...

The Hindmarsh Family has finally found a way to get Lee family recipes.... those college meals were the BEST at the Lee home!

Maren said...

I'm sure my copy of the recipe called for a small bag of chocolate chips, because that's how we made it for FHE last week (minus the raisins and coconut). We made them thick in a 9x13 and baked them longer than 15 minutes (maybe 30?). Really yummy.

Jen said...

It's true, Maren. We changed them from bars to cookies and took out the chocolate chips because....yuck.