Coconut Oatmeal Cookies, the Real Food Way


December holds many fond memories for me. I spent every Christmas growing up savoring my Grandma Stanley’s home cooked goodness while watching snow fall through her picture window. I may be a California girl living in Mexico, but I’m a Missouri girl at heart. My love for the Midwest runs deep in my veins. The people, the landscape, and the food are all a part of who I am.

Homemade, hearty, and simple foods that have been passed down for generations. Dishes like turkey n’ dumplingsbiscuits with gravyfresh bread, and hot yeast rolls are the foods of my childhood. There is a beauty in traditional recipes that connect the past with the present. 

My Grandma was known for her delicious treats that she made each Christmas. I always knew to expect red-hot sugar cookies, chocolate peanut butter balls, chocolate covered pretzels, and my dad’s favorite, coconut oatmeal cookies when I walked into her house.

It’s been years since I’ve spent time in my Grandma’s kitchen but it still doesn’t feel like the holidays without at least one of those goodies. This year I am making her coconut oatmeal cookies.

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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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