You mustn’t be fooled by the name. In Great Britain and Australia (where this recipe comes from), cookies are called biscuits. This recipe is actually for oatmeal/coconut bars that have the taste of caramel. They’re super-fast to make and only have four ingredients, so if you want a sweet treat in a hurry, this is a great go-to-recipe.
The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.
1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2-2/3 cups rolled oats
1-1/3 cups shredded coconut
Grease an 8″ x 11″ baking pan and line with parchment paper. Combine the brown sugar and butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Heat until the margarine melts and the mixture is well blended, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Add the oats and coconut and mix well.
Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes; watch carefully as the brown sugar may caramelize and burn very quickly. Cut into 2″ x 3″ bars while hot.
Yield: 16 servings