Celestine’s Everday Cookies

This recipe is my version of a cookie that my mother-in-law, Celestine always had whenever we came to visit. She was a prolific baker and this cookie was my favorite…not too sweet, filled with all kinds of good stuff. The perfect little treat.


Heat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with parchment


1 ¾ cups all purpose flourcookie dough

½ tsp cream of tartar

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp table salt

1 stick (4oz) unsalted butter

½ cup white sugar

½ cup light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

½ cup quick oats

½ cup pecans, toasted and chopped

½ cup crispy rice cereal


Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well to combine.full sheet

Add the flour mixture, when fully incorporated add the remaining ingredients.

Scoop onto the baking sheets. Flatten the dough slightly with your fingertips.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until golden.

This recipes yields 30 cookies when using a 1 ½ Tablespoon scoop.

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