So I’ve definitely talked about these cookies before and previously posted them before here. However, I somehow missed posting the recipe way back then and finally decided that it was time to share this magical cookie. I got this recipe from my aunt on a little recipe card that looks like it’s been used and abused because it’s been through so much in the kitchen. It has a vanilla drop in one corner, grease from a cookie dough crumb that fell on it years ago, and smudges here and there. You can always tell the best cookie recipes just by a simple glance at the condition of the recipe card.
My aunt has been making this cookie for years. It’s my dad’s personal favorite cookie and it’s the one that he requests the most. They’re called everything cookies because it really does have everything in it. There is usually coconut included in the batter, but I couldn’t find any on hand to include with this batch so I omitted it. But of course, the moment my dad took one bite out of the cookie, he immediately noticed something was wrong– no coconut! Nothing gets by him.. especially after he’s been eating this cookie for numerous years. Shucks.
The cookie itself has a crumbly texture and tends to fall apart while melting in your mouth. Every add-in is essential for this cookie and I wouldn’t leave anything out of it. It’s different from other cookies because it involves the use of vegetable oil on top of butter. Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you, they’re really easy and worth every minute to make!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup quick quaker oats
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
- Cream butter and both sugars. Add oil, mix. Add egg, mix.
- Add oatmeal then add dry ingredients to mixture. Blend well. Add coconut flakes, nuts, corn flakes, and vanilla.
- Drop by spoonfuls, press slightly with a fork.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until brown.