Recipe for German Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


    German Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup margarine, softened
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked
    1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
    2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels (12 ounces)
    2 cups chopped pecans

    With mixer on medium speed, beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, margarine and butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, salt and baking soda; mix well. Stir in oats, coconut, chocolate morsels and pecans. Refrigerate dough for several hours, or overnight.

    Use hands to make 1 1/2-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on well greased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree F oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until nicely browned.

    Let cookies cool on baking sheet one minute; transfer to a rack to cool completely.

    Yield: About 6 dozen cookies.