Better Sandies Cookies

Better Sandies Cookies

I remember being in first or second grade and the teacher was handing out Sandies cookies in class.  When she came to me, rather than tell her no, thank you - I mean, she might have thought I was crazy for not wanting a cookie, right? - I told her I was allergic to nuts.  Well, of course that freaked her out.  A bunch.  So, I just came clean on the spot - but my point is, I was not a big fan of Sandies and I didn't want nuts in my cookies.

Now, I'm not here to bash on Sandies cookies.  Really.  They're a popular cookie for a reason, after all!  But when I pulled this batch out of the oven for the first time, I couldn't help thinking I had somehow re-created the Sandies cookie!  It looked a lot like it, and it tasted like it... but I was surprised that I really liked it!

In part, I think it's that coconut and nuts have grown on me a lot since first grade.  Yes, friends, I am now a grown up, and therefore do not eat only kid-friendly foods like mac-n-cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

But I also think these are actually better than Sandies.


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