Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Red Rider Cookies

These are a family favorite in my house. So delicious and sure to brighten up ANY day!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening (butter flavored Crisco is my favorite!)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant or quick-cooking)
  • 1/2 bag chocolate chips
  • 1/2 bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray

  • directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 f.
    2. With an electric mixer cream butter, shortening, and both sugars on medium high.
    3. When light and fluffy reduce to a medium speed, add eggs and vanilla.
    4. Drop mixer to low speed and add the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
    5. Beat in the oats, chocolate chips, and coconut.
    6. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
    7. Use a tablespoon to drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
    8. Bake until the edges of the cookies begin to brown (this is a little difficult to tell with the red, but just keep your eye on them!) about 15 to 18 minutes.
    9. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and let cool.
    Jason's rating: 5/5 stars. Well, he loves these! He always has. :)


    1. These have nothing but good things in them!!! I would love to have a batch for snacks right now!!! Enjoyed looking around ur blog very much!

    2. Love the color! Wonderful cookies.

    3. Everything in these cookies sounds delicious!! Love the color...perfect for Valentines Day!

    4. Taylor,
      Now that it's February you have a reasonable excuse to make these puppies!


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