My sister happened on a treasure a couple of weeks ago. She found a recipe box filled with family favorites. I was giddy, she was giddy. We spent an hour on the phone reminiscing over each one. When we got done I had written out a half a dozen that I had to make in a hurry. These Oatmeal Cookies were first up.
These aren’t just any Oatmeal Cookies. Take a look at the ingredients above. Yes, we have oats, but we also have corn flakes, coconut and walnuts. These special additions are what give these cookies their unmistakable crispy texture and sweet but subtle flavor.
The dough is rolled out and then flattened with a fork like you would for peanut butter cookies. When they come out of the oven they are a gorgeous golden brown color with bits of love poking out everywhere. I had completely forgotten about these heavenly cookies and now I can’t get them off my mind.
Today is my sister’s birthday. I made a batch and shipped them to her. Hope she’s opened her gifts by now ;) Happy Birthday Sarah. xo
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup corn flakes
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- Cream together butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and stir into butter mixture. Add in oats, corn flakes, walnuts and coconut.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drop by tablespoon (rolled into balls) onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten dough with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
- Yield: about 3 dozen
Recipe source Madeline Burgoyne, Jaffrey NH
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