Short and Sweet: My Favorite Cookie Recipe

It’s been a bit busy around here lately, so I’m taking a much-needed break to bake some of my favorite cookies. I call them “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” cookies. Sometimes I toss in a few extras, such as chips (chocolate or white) and cranberries. It’s a “use-whatever-you-have” recipe. I have a class tonight and am hoping my students will enjoy them . . . and you also.

Warm from the oven, yum!

Here’s the recipe. Be creative with the ingredients and have fun!

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup oil

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup oats

1 cup crushed corn flakes (I’ve been using Honey Bunches of Oats – like the granola in it)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

3-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

1. Cream together the butter and sugars. If you like light, fluffy cookies, beat for a full 5 minutes with an electric mixer.

2. Add the egg and mix.

3. Add oil and vanilla and mix.

4. Stir in oats, cereal, coconut, and pecans.

5. Add flour soda and salt. Mix well.

Place onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes.

Take care everyone. Until next time, happy sewing and/or baking.

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9 Responses to Short and Sweet: My Favorite Cookie Recipe

  1. Laurie Spear says:

    Sounds delicious. I was just wondering if anyone has tried to reduce the butter with something else. Yes, I know cookies aren’t suppose to be terribly healthy; I am interested to see how they may have turned out with less butter.

    • Laura Nownes says:

      HI Laurie – I haven’t tried reducing the butter but have experimented with half the oil. My experience is that they are ok if I bake them immediately. However, if I refrigerate the dough, it tends to dry out. Please let me know if you give it a try. I’m always up for healthy, just sometimes a good buttery cookie tastes heavenly. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Laurie Spear says:

        Yes, that is true. I think I will try less sugar and add apple sauce before I change the amount of butter . It would be great if we could make them a bit healthier. : )

  2. Sally says:

    A great quilter makes the best cookies! Thanks Laura, you are the best in both categories!

  3. Michelle says:

    I really want to bake these, but I think it’s too hot to turn the oven on… I’ll print the recipe for later!!

    • Laura Nownes says:

      Hello my friend! Yes, it’s been hot here too but I guess I didn’t let it stop me. Just snuck in a batch as it started to cool down. Hope you are doing well. Did you get my note about your sweater? I love it . . . and want to make one too!

  4. Nancy says:

    Thanks Laura, I just love these cookies!

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