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-- the original comfort food.
(Makes about 3 doz. large cookies or 6 dozen smaller cookies)
3 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup packed, light brown sugar
1 T. baking powder 3 eggs
1 T. baking soda 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. ground cinnamon 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 t. salt 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 ½ cups butter at room temp. 2 cups (8 oz.) chopped pecans
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl.
In 8-qt. bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute.
Gradually beat in sugars and beat to combine, 2 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla.
Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheet, spacing 3 inches apart.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 – 17 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Rotate cookie sheet halfway through. Remove cookies to rack to cool.