Southern Living – Comfort Food Made Easy


Love to cook? Check out Southern Living’s New Cookbook – Comfort Food Made Easy. I received this new cookbook along with a jar of LouAna’s Coconut Oil. As soon as I received this I started using the coconut oil in my recipes. I made cupcakes and replaced vegetable oil with the coconut oil and no one could tell the difference. I’ve also replaced my margarine with this when I fry up my green beans.

There are so many delicious recipes that it was hard to just choose just one to make. But I knew desserts would go well with my family so I made Oatmeal Cookies, page 273. It calls for pecans and toffee bits but I used chocolate chips instead.

Southern Living Made Easy
Very easy to make and a bit different than the oatmeal cookies I’ve made in the past (from the box).

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Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe type: Desserts
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4 dozen
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • optional -
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1/1/2 cups toffee bits
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Beat butter at medium speed with electric mixer 2-3 minutes or until creamy. Add sugar, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.
  2. Combine oats and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, beating juts until blended. Stir in chopped pecans and toffee bits. ( I added my chocolate chips here)
  3. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto lightly greased baking sheets. ( I used parchment paper instead.)
  4. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Oatmeal Cookies

All the recipes in this book contain a “Make It Easy” tip. For this recipe the tip was to, “Microwave the butter for 20 to 30 seconds on medium heat to soften it.”

Oatmeal Cookies

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  1. If I could have nothing but comfort foods the rest of my life, I would…I just love to feel filled up with yummy foods.

  2. Those cookies look delicious and I wish I had them and a glass of milk right now. I have honestly never grabbed this magazine, but I’m going to have to now so I can make the mac n cheese on the cover!

  3. These oatmeal cookies look so tasty. I’ll have to try the recipe.

  4. What fun tin you have w/ Goofy 🙂 This sounds like a yummy recipe and I love every cooking book with ‘easy’ in the title 🙂

  5. Oh I love the pillowy height of those cookies! I bet they tasted terrific.

  6. Mmm, the added toffee bits sound beyond amazing! We love coconut oil and I’m sure your new cookbook is filled with mouthwatering recipes.

  7. Those cookies look amazing, I am such a sucker for cookies and milk!

  8. What a great book. I love comfort foods.

  9. Yum those look good. That sounds like it would be an awesome cookbook to have on hand!

  10. Oatmeal cookies has always been one of my all-time favorites. Adding toffee to the mix makes it even more amazing!

  11. sigh…those cookies looks so good!!

  12. Why oh why does comfort food usually equal high calories. It’s so good .

  13. Those cookies look delicious! That looks like a great cookbook, too.

  14. The cookies look great. I’ve never cooked with cooking oil.

  15. I mean to say coconut oil.

  16. We are still learning how to cook with coconut oil. Comfort Foods Made Easy sounds like a great cookbook! Can never have enough cookbooks.

  17. Love comfort food, and those cookies look delicious! I also really love your Goofy canister.

  18. My all-time favorite cookies are oatmeal (raisin) cookies! Gonna try this one!

  19. I do love some Southern food, and these cookies sound great. Love that you used chocolate chips!

  20. One make it easy tip I have is to look for one-dish recipes.
    Thank you!

  21. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I have never cooked with coconut oil before. I would love to try it in cookies.

  22. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would choose the LouAna’s Coconut Oil.

  23. Jennifer T. says:

    I try to rinse and prep fruits and vegetables when I first come home from the store. That way they are ready to go into recipes and for snacking.

  24. I always have all the ingredients out before I start with a recipe…bound to be missing something!

  25. YUM, looks delicious.

  26. I chop and freeze onions, bellpeppers, garlic, and celery ahead of time. Makes it much easier when making my roasts and gravies.

  27. I really don’t have any tips but their welcome to come watch and she what I do different than they do