Another cookbook from the library. I wanted to make cookies for Jake before his family takes off for the summer. I should make Luna something but she prefers pigs ears, and I bought her a nice big one. Wonder if she will miss Max.
I was concerned about the amount of oil in this recipe. I cut it to 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup water.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup salad oil (Wesson,Puritan -see my note above)
1 cup quick rolled oats
1 cup crushed cornflakes( measure after crushing)
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coconut- didn't use
1 cup pecans, chopped fine--didn't use
Red or green glazed cherries for decorations- didn't use
Cream butter and sugars
Add egg and the oil and mix well
Add oats, cornflakes,flour,soda,salt, and vanilla, mix well
Stir in the coconut and nuts.
Roll into 1 inch balls of dough and place on a greased cookie sheet
Flatten the balls with a fork in a crisscross pattern.
Dip fork in water between cookies
If you want to add the cherry half, place it in the center of the cookie
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 mins or until light brown.
Do not overbake
Makes 8-10 dozen cookies
Since I didn't add the coconut and pecans the batter was thin. I put the dough in the fridge for about an hour. The cookies didn't spread out and when I took them out of the oven I let them sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes. Easier to take off.