Orange Coconut M&M Oatmeal Cookies

We need to talk about something serious. Sunshine….serious sunshine!

The warm weather is definitely on its way, and I think we need to celebrate. I think we should celebrate the bright flowers, the buzzing bees, and of course, the big ball of light in the sky!

Now, I’m not sure what summer means to you. We each have our own different opinions and definitions. Some head straight for the beach, the pool, or the grass. To me, it’s a pair of Chaco sandals and a good book. It’s a rushing river and fishing. To some, of course, it’s all about food! It’s about gatherings, reunions, and picnics.

Because I understand that we each have different definitions of summer, and because I totally understand your belief that it is all about the food, I have a summertime gift for you. A gift from me to you. A soft oatmeal cookie filled with orange and coconut flavor, and even a few M&Ms! Thoughtful, right?

Orange Coconut M&M Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 C Butter

1/2 C White Sugar

1/2 C Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 Tsp Coconut Extract

1 1/2 Tsp Orange Extract

1 C and 2 Tbsp Flour

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp Salt

1/2 C Coconut, flaked

1/2 C Oats

1/2 C Coconut M&Ms

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg and extracts and beat well. Add flour, salt, and baking soda and beat until a soft dough forms. Stir in the coconut, oats, and Coconut M&Ms.

Drop by tablespoons full onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges begin to brown.

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