Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Treat Day Wednesday–Mona’s Mothers Best Friend’s Cookies


I know, that’s quite the name for a cookie.  But in our house growing up, those were the world famous oatmeal cookies my mother always made.  It’s also a name you’ll never forget, so when yesterday Abby announced she loved oatmeal cookies I knew just what to make.

One problem, I didn’t have the recipe.  Gotta love Google.  Just typed in Mona’s Mothers Best and several popped up.  whoop whoop! The recipe was originally from the first Best of Bridge cookbook series.


The cookies have oatmeal and coconut but also have baking powder and soda and it’s the soda that gives them the distinct flavour.  They are also nice and chewy and oh so yummy!  It was hard to just taste one, oh how I wanted to eat the rest.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 ¼ cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ¾ cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cream butter and sugars and then mix in the egg.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Drop cookies onto baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!


Ok, so this will be my last post of baked goods until Sunday.  I must now focus on Miss Rowan’s cake.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Full Plate Thursday
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  1. Yum! I love oatmeal cookies. I've made them with coconut before and it makes them so good. I'll have to give this recipe a go!

  2. I have two of the Best of Bridge of them being The Best of the Best and it's only because of this post and these wonderful looking cookies that I hauled out my long neglected copy. Lo and behold, there on page 247 is Mona's Mother's....! I've never noticed it before so I'm very glad that you posted this because now I'm really excited to bake them!

    1. Well that just made my smile! Why am I not surprised that you have these cookbooks. Paula, they are awesome so you should make them!

  3. I just love a cookie with coconut, thanks so much, can't wait to try.

  4. I think I just gained 2 lbs looking at this!! Can't WAIT to try them!

  5. Karen, these are the best looking cookies, and I sure wish that several were in front of me right now. I will be filling my cookie jar soon with these little treats! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen