calm cookies


This past week has been filled with quite a bit of chaos. New puppy craziness, less time to work or sleep, children with fevers,  a broken dishwasher. When life gets like this and I feel the chaos starting in on me I always find calm in the kitchen.

My sweet friend Lesley often leaves cookies on my doorknob. Around here we refer to her cookies as “Lesley cookies”.  They are big and delicious, full of butter and chocolate chips… totally unapologetic cookies. Last week there were a new type of Lesley cookies on our doorknob, even better than the original. So good I had to make some myself… and I want to share the recipe with you.

Lesley’s Other Cookies

2/3 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 white sugar

Cream until fluffy

beat in 1 egg

and 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup of oats

1/2 cup coconut (unsweetened, medium dessicated)

1/2 cup flour

Stir up. Add handfull of raisins or chocolate chips. Drop into cookie pans, bake at 375 degrees. 10-15 minutes until brown around egdes.


… and in the tradition of Lesley you must go hang some on someone’s doorknob. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “calm cookies

  1. I know exactly what you mean! I am going to make these cookies with my kids later on today. Thanks for sharing Lori. Now I will just have to share your post in my blog. thx.


  2. enjoy tamar! they are so good. 🙂

    i hope you have better luck than me… in the theme of the day, my usually very good helper ila, threw all the brown sugar all over the floor!


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