I modified a recipe for Wheaties Coconut Cookies from an old 1965 cookie recipe booklet, to make them a bit lighter. I cut the amount of butter and sugar in half. They still turned out crispy, chewy and sweet thanks to the coconut and Wheaties.
Wheaties Coconut Cookies Baking Notes and Variations:
Like so many old cookie recipes, this one called for a mixture of butter and other shortening. When old cookbooks say "shortening" they are referring to all fats including butter, margarine, lard and vegetable shortening. I prefer to use mostly butter in my cookies but sometimes use a non-hydrogenated shortening - like the one from Spectrum. Use whatever you like best.
I think cornflakes, bran flakes, crisp rice cereal or some other kind of whole wheat flakes would all work well in place of the Wheaties.
Substitute all or part of the all-purpose flour for white wheat or whole wheat pastry flour.
To turn these into Ranger Cookies decrease the coconut to 1 cup and add 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *2
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Wheaties Coconut Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3g
Total Carbohydrates 9.3g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.