The Best Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe comes from our young friend Eliza, who will be 9 in about a week. Her math class made several batches of these cookies — including a half batch, a doubled batch, a three-quarter batch, etc. Yum!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together:
1 C butter
1 C packed brown sugar
1 C white sugar

Combine and beat until smooth:
2 eggs
2 T vanilla
2 T milk

Sift, then add to above ingredients:
2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1-1/2 t salt

3 C oats
1 C raisins
1 C chocolate chips
1 C coconut

Drop in spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake until light brown around the edges – approximately 17 to 20 minutes.