This is a nice sturdy cookie, perfect for packing in lunches and having on hand in the freezer.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups cereal (corn flakes or rice krispies or shredded wheat)
1 cup chocolate chips (1 1/2 cups for chocolate lovers)
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (we like sliced almonds)
Beat butter till soft and creamy. Add sugars and vanilla and beat again until mixture is lightened in color and fluffy. Add eggs. In another bowl stir together remaining dry ingredients, then slowly begin incorporating dry mixture to the sugar batter. Once dough is thoroughly mixed, shape dough into slightly larger than walnut-sized balls, place on ungreased cookie sheets, flattening slightly, and bake about 10 minutes, at 350 degrees F till very lightly golden. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.