We’re not sure how these cookies got their name, but they’ve been a lunch-box favorite since the 1950s.
Cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and add to dough, mixing well. Stir in oats, cereal, and coconut. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.