12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies… Ferrol’s Coco-Crispy Cookies

It’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies time with Abby Sweets again!  I am having so much fun looking through my cookbooks and digging out old family favorite recipes as well as trying new ones.


This recipe is from my college roommate, Ferrol.  She is amazing!  She’s always on the lookout for recipes that use whole foods.  She loves to feed her family foods that are not only delicious but are also relatively good for them.


My family usually frowns upon “good for you” things.  However, this batch of cookies disappeared almost as fast as I could make them.  We love them!


If you are looking for a healthier alternative to Christmas Cookies, try serving a plate of these.


Ferrol’s Coco-Crispy Cookies


1 stick soft butter
3/4 c. raw sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 c. rice crispy cereal
1 c. rolled oats or instant oats
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut


Blend butter and sugar until creamy.  Add egg and vanilla and mix well.  In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and baking powder.  Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir in cereal, oats and coconut.  Dough will be very stiff and crumbly.  Mix well… it takes a while. ; )


Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 12-13 minutes.

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