Julie’s Family Favorite Coconut Crisp Cookies

3 06 2012

It has been far too long since I’ve done a blog!! I know…. I really enjoyed blogging when I had the time off – can’t believe I had a year and a quarter off. Do not take anything for granted – when I had that time off it seemed like one day turned into another and I really enjoyed my days!! It was wonderful – unless I win the lottery -well reality hits and I’m back working again. I am working part-time and I do believe some things are “meant to be” and “fate” has it’s way. I was thinking that when I came back from our trip to Portugal that I had to find a job. (That’s a tough thought to carry around when you are enjoying a holiday) When I got home it was only a couple of days later when I got a call from a good friend that she needed someone to work in her accounting firm and if I could put the word out. Amazing! Well I called back and said “me!!!” She did hire me and it has been just the right thing for me.

So…….. enough about me…… I am so grateful for all of you that read my modest little blog! Sometimes I can see from what country people are “checking me out” – Russia, Malaysia, Latvia, Portugal, U.S.A. and many others. I really am so thrilled. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed in our day to day lives but when I see that other people all over the world are reading my comments on life I am so very very grateful. Life is very precious. Take things easy …. I find as I get a bit older for some reason life is getting easier. It doesn’t mean there is more money – in fact we just saw on tonight’s news there are a lot more people retiring than people starting in the work force. So the benefits for people retirement age will not be around forever. It is kind of scary. For you younger people – you do not know how much a benefit it will be to you later in life if you just start to put away $50 a month or more into an RRSP. ASAP!!!

So I am going to share with you one of our Popham family cookie recipes. (that was my maiden name) – my grandparents were from Yorkshire, England on my father’s side and on my Mom’s side my grandparents were from Scotland.

Coconut Crisp Cookies

2 cups coconut

21/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter or margarine

2 eggs

Mix coconut, oats, flour, baking powder and salt. Add all other ingredients and mix well. (it might be easier to use your hands.)

Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet. Press lightly with a floured fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown. Let stand on cookie sheet at least 10 minutes. Enjoy! These freeze well! Don’t forget to check out my website or refer it – http://www.jacksjule.com

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