White Chocolate-Chunk Cookies (with Oatmeal, Coconut, Raisins & Walnuts)
This next recipe I found while surfing Martha Stewart's site and the minute a read the ingredients I knew they were my mom's perfect cookie. I am not the biggest coconut & raisin fan. If it was up to me, I would probably just make the cookie with the white chocolate and oatmeal. But I did not give in to my pickiness, and made the whole recipe without leaving any ingredient out.
I will use my mom's own words - "the cookies are outrageous!"
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups good-quality white chocolate chunks
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup golden raisins (I used dark)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (about 4 ounces)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Mix in eggs one at a time until combined. Stir in vanilla.
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Gradually stir into butter mixture until combined. Stir in oats, chocolate, coconut, raisins, and walnuts.
Drop batter by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake cookies until golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.