Our lovely friend, Macki is definitely a master of her cooking craft. She last shared her Fiesta Taco Burger and Fries with us and oooh my mouth waters just thinking about it. If there’s any mom who has mastered after school healthy eating it’s Macki with her Homemade Cheez-Its, munchable lunchable and her round up of After School Snack Attack Ideas. Today, she’s going a different route with a special sweet something that was created by her pops. I’ll let her fill you in…

Bebah’s is what my kids call my dad who happens to be famous in our family for his cookies. Other people might know him as expert carpenter, vintage motorcycle restorer, craft beer brewer or winemaker, but around these parts he’s the cookie crafter. My parents have a big glass cookie jar in their kitchen that is always filled with his cookies and someone (Bebah) is always cooking up a batch to ensure the jar is stocked. During our last visit my daughter, Sylvie, walked by the jar and stopped and in an almost panic tone announced that the jar was empty. A silence fell over the house. Sylvie and her brother Lincoln declared that we must make some of Bebah’s cookies immediately. The urgency was felt by all and everyone went running for ingredients…

Keep reading for Bebah’s Ultimate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and to see a real flour-ful explosion…

We came back from the pantry and loaded up the counter with ingredients. The pile was quite large and questions began flowing. Why do we need this and that and the other? The whole family told Sylvie and Lincoln how this recipe began many, many years ago, when the standard oatmeal cookie just wasn’t cutting it anymore. My dad was bored. So he tried adding raisins, then chocolate chips then coconut and the list went on, some things were removed, others added until the perfect combination hit his taste buds and exploded with joy. Bebah’s cookie recipe was perfected.

Bebah’s Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cups of butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 ½ cups of oats

½ cup shredded sweetened coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

¾ cup dried cranberries

1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for another minute.
Combine the flour and…

Take a five minute clean-up break after your kiddo covers themselves, the counter the floor and the chair in flour and try not to breathe too hard while cracking up to avoid inhaling flour (like I did).

Back to flour and combining baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and pour into the cookie dough and mix on low until combined. Add the oats and mix to combine.

Add the coconut, cranberries, pecans, and white chocolate chips.

Stir.

Drop spoonfuls onto cookies sheet

Bake for 9-11 minutes depending on how crisp you like them. Remove from oven and cool for 1 minute on cookies sheet. Remove and place cookies onto wire rack to cool completely. Don’t forget to eat one or five while still warm. Makes about 35 cookies.

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