1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4 c. cornflakes, not crushed
1 1/4 c. sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 c. pecans, crushed
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until incorporated. Add dry ingredients and beat on high speed for 12-14 minutes. Yep, it's important that you beat it this long or the cookies will be the wrong consistency. Scrape the bowl often during the mixing.
Scoop out cookies, a little smaller than a ping pong ball. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (do not grease!). Flatten cookies with fingertips slightly moistened, so the dough will not stick to your fingers.
Bake at 350 F for 6-7 minutes. Rotate pan, then cook another 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven, but leave on pan. The cookies will be very soft when they first come out. When they are stiff enough to handle, remove to a cooling rack.
Here's a link to the original recipe: http://www.nlrockrecipes.com/2012/06/auntie-craes-plantation-chews.html