Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup hot water
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups uncooked regular oats
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Beat butter at medium speed with mixer until creamy.
Gradually add brown sugar, beating well.
Add eggs; beat well.
Combine baking soda and water, stirring well.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda mixture; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well.
Stir in oats and remaining ingredients.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoonsful onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 14 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool for 2 minutes on sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 6 dozen.
Source: Southern Living
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