The evening I made these cookies, my husband came home and gravitated to them. The first question he asked me was, "Can I have one of these?" Of course, I said yes. He is one of the big reasons that I cook. It's fun cooking for someone besides yourself. But I was confused that he seemed to like them so much. I could have sworn that he had told me that he didn't like oatmeal-raisin cookies. When I asked him about it, he told me that oatmeal-raisin is one of his favorite kinds of cookie. I was shocked. It wasn't really a big deal. He can like or dislike whatever flavor cookies and it wouldn't matter, but I couldn't believe that I had gotten that wrong. I thought I knew almost everything about my husband, especially what he likes to eat - that's what living in a small apartment in Brooklyn when you're broke will do - but I guess I don't.
If you're an oatmeal-raisin cookie fan, then you'll love this recipe. I never thought of adding coconut to oatmeal-raisin cookies until I came across this recipe in Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. It was a delightful addition.