Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Triple Surprise Cookie Bars

Triple Surprise Cookie Bars

You'll want to keep this recipe!  It's one of our family favorites!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
(please don't use margarine-butter is best for flavor and texture)

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 c flour

2 t. baking powder

1 1/2 c quick cooking oats

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecan or walnuts

Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  I have found this to be an important step in making delicious, puffy cookies, so do beat it for a couple of minutes at least.  Add eggs and beat just until combined.  Blend in the flour, and then add the remaining ingredients, beating just until combined. The batter will be very stiff.

Line a  rectangle cookie sheet (with sides)(jelly roll pan) with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place the batter on the foil and spread evenly with a spatula...sometimes I have even used my hands to spread it, as the batter is very stiff. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Don't overcook.  Cool and then lift foil and bars from pan, place on cutting board and cut into squares.  Serve with plenty of ice cold milk!  Store in airtight container to keep them moist and chewy.


Hope you enjoy these wonderful cookie bars.

The Crow's Nest