Several years ago, one of my Texas neighbors sent a basket of warm cookies to our house, as a thank you. During these years, I had a house filled with 3 young boys and a husband...all lovers of anything cookie. But, they were not the kind of cookie monsters who would eat a LOT at one sitting. Two at a time was the norm. Until these cookies arrived...
|These are my boys when we lived in TX...|
I have no idea why these delectable cookies are named for the state of Arizona. Nor could my friend tell me. All I know is that they are absolutely delicious!
Here's the recipe.....Hope you enjoy them as much as my family...
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup butter
Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture.
Add: 2 cups oatmeal (I prefer the Old-Fashioned oats)
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Drop dough (tablespoon) onto a prepared or parchment-lined baking sheet...2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown (approx. 12-15 minutes).
Makes a lot!!! (and I usually cut out some of the sugars)
***I lightly tap the hot cookies with a spatula, to flatten them a little. And I used a teaspoon to drop the photographed cookies...I wanted them to be a bit smaller, so I would not feel too guilty eating a couple. (And yes, I went for a walk afterwards.)
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