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Southern Comfort

December 14, 2010
  • Rejeanne Moy of Boonsboro submitted this family recipe, Southern Comfort.
Colleen McGrath/Staff photographer

3 cups all-purpose flour

 

1 tablespoon baking powder

 

1 tablespoon baking soda

 

 

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

 

1 teaspoon salt

 

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter at room temperature

 

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1 1/2 cups sugar

 

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

 

3 eggs

 

1 tablespoon vanilla

 

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

 

2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut

 

1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (Craisins)

 

2 cups (8 ounces) chopped pecans 

 

16 ounces melting chocolate, optional

 

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 

 

Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.

 

In a separate, 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed for 1 minute until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in sugars; beat for 2 minutes to combine.

 

Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. Beat in vanilla.

 

Stir in flour mixture. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut, cranberries and pecans.

 

For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.

 

Bake for 17 to 25 minutes, until edges are lightly brown. Remove cookies from rack to cool. 

 

Optional: Dip cookies halfway into melting chocolate and cool on waxed paper. 

Yields about 3 dozen cookies.

 

— Courtesy of Rejeanne Moy, from a family recipe

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