This used to be a Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie recipe, that I got from a friend (and I think she got it from the Quaker Oatmeal container) but I've changed it so entirely, that it's mine now. It's like a Cowboy Cookie, and we've been reading Cowboy Bunnies by Christine Loomis this week, so that's what I've dubbed them.
Oh, and they are incredible. Light, crunchy on the outside and chewy / soft on the inside. Lovely and delicious!
Cowboy Bunny Cookies
1 c. shortening
2 c. organic sugar or raw sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 1/2 c. quick oats (not rolled oats)
1 c. rice Krispies cereal
1/2 c. roasted salted cashew pieces
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut (like Bob's Red Mill)
1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
dash Kosher flake salt
1/2 bag milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375-degrees F. Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs and vanilla and mix. Mix in oatmeal, then add Krispies, cashews and coconut. Next add flour, soda, powder, salt and chips. Scoop about 2 Tbs. out and shape into balls. Place 12 on each pan and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Cool on pan 1 min, and transfer to rack to cool.