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



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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