Baked with love: Coconut-Butterscotch Cookies

The storms out East continue to hit hard and more and more power lines seem to fall.  There are so many linemen out there working hard to restore the power as quickly as possible, so that they can maybe get home to their families in time for Thanksgiving.

We have many friends and family members that are out there working on the lines and have heard many stories of both grateful and angry customers.  Some have received meals or words of gratitude and some have yelled and screamed.  We have also heard about the conditions that some of the men are dealing with; sleeping in man camps of semi-trailers, working 18 hour shifts and eating mainly camp like food.

I am so fortunate to be apart of a wonderful organization, The National Sisterhood United for Journeyman Lineman, that likes to help out  our “line heroes” whenever possible.  While discussing the situation out East on our online forum, one member had a great idea of sending them some baked goods from around the country.  Together as a group we decided this would be a great way to show them that we are all supporting their efforts and plus, a little sugar high never hurts :) Show up sites were tracked down, delivery volunteers were organized and the baking began!

I was able to made 2 different batches of cookies, island style of course :) One was my white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and the other was a coconut-butterscotch chip recipe.  We were to bag them up in groups of two and send them off.  In the end, our organization made and sent off over 1800 cookies to the line heroes!

I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful group.  I want to say thank you to all those that helped organize this mission and to all those that made it possible.

If you’re interested in donating or becoming a part of this wonderful organization, click here.

Below is the recipe I used for the coconut-butterscotch chip cookies.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups butterscotch or chocolate chips
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  1.  Cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in chips and coconut. Place spoonfuls onto an un-greased cookie sheets.
  2. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven (350 degrees) . Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


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