Chippers, chippers, O how long I have tried to master you for. Today was the day! I believe that I got as close to making the Paradise Chipper cookies today as I ever have...and I will stick with this recipe! It was to die for. At my first bite I screamed to my hubby..."They taste like chippers! They TASTE LIKE CHIPPERS!" Now, this is both positive and negative. Positive because, well, they are delicious. Negative because I haven't stopped eating them all evening. You won't be disappointed. Not to mention that they are 100% whole wheat flour, so some of the guilt is taken away!!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups oat flour(whole oats ground to a flour consistency, 1 1/2 cups whole oats=1 cup oat flour)
Scant 1/2 cup coarse oats (whole oats coarsely ground)
1/3 cup ground coconut
1/3 cup coarsely ground rice crispies
3/4 bag milk chocolate chips
Cream butter, shortening and sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats. Mix until combined. Add in coconut, rice crispies and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Using hands, roll into smaller than ping-pong ball size balls. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes.
Makes about 60 cookies.