You ask, why are they called “best evers” -- well, there are two reasons. If you are eating a “best ever” cookie, it will be the best-ever homemade cookie you will be eating that day. And, secondly, if you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that of leftover nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, or anything else that goes well in cookies, you can use up those ingredients, making it a best-ever way to clean out your pantry.
You will need:
- Bowls for mixing
- Baking sheets for baking
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, place about ½ cup white sugar for rolling dough in.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup margarine or butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups quick oatmeal
- 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 t vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- ½ t salt
- ½ t baking soda
- 2 T baking powder
- Cream sugars, margarine (or butter), and eggs together.
- Add oatmeal, nuts, coconut, and vanilla.
- Gently blend.
- Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder until blended.
- Roll about 2 T of dough into walnut-sized balls.
- Roll in white sugar.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees about 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
The above is the basic “best ever” cookie recipe, but no one is likely to object if you would like to add chocolate chips, raisins, M&Ms or pistachios.