Thursday, June 14, 2012

That 70's Cornflake Cookie

by Cindy

It seems like most of the recipes that I have accumulated over the last 30 years have come from potluck dinners at my church.  Potluck dinners are a great place to try new dishes and find new and delicious recipes.  Someone brought these cookies to a potluck several years ago, and I thought they were fantastic.  I must admit though, that it seems like food tastes better when someone else makes it. lol  I played with the recipe a little and added white chocolate chips to the last 3rd of the dough, because as you all should know by now that I'm a chocoholic.   The dough was not real thick or stiff like most cookie recipes so it was very easy to mix.  I did add a little more flour on the last 3rd of the dough because they were coming out a little flatter than I wanted.  They are soft and chewy on the inside and I still love these. 

That 70's Cornflake Cookies

1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup crushed cornflakes
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup quick-cooking oats
4 cups flour, decrease to 3 1/2 cups for a chewer cookie
1 T baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cream butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs.  Add oil.  Mix in dry ingredients. 
Form dough into walnut sized balls, and place on a cookie sheet and flatten with a fork dipped in water.(I didn't add all the flour so I just used the small cookie dipper to scoop out the dough and didn't press flat with a fork). 
Bake 10-12 minutes.  Cook on the pan for a minute or two, then transfer to a rack to cool.

Note:  You can change this and add white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, etc.

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