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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Delicious Cookies

Delicious Cookies, yes that's the name and the description. The original recipe came from my husband's Grandmother who ran a cafe in rural South Dakota. I of course can not leave well enough alone, so I made a few simple changes. I replaced the margarine and rice crisp cereal and put my own spin on these delicious "Delicious Cookies".

This picture does not do these cookies justice, they are even prettier than this! The cookie has a delightful crispy texture that everyone loves. There are a lot of ingredients that go into this cookie! The recipe makes a huge batch of cookies (about four dozen). I use my handy Kitchen Aid mixer with the paddle attachment. It makes combining these ingredients so easy! I always use scoops to make evenly sized cookies and it is much faster. This is a small size scoop, sorry I don't think it has a number.

Smoosh the cookies with a fork to slightly flatten them out.

Ready for the Oven

Ready to go on the cooling rack

They come off easily from my half sheet pans. No grease required. 

Hint: Never wash your sheet pans in the dishwasher. It will dull the finish 
and your cookies will stick.

Cookies cooling on the rack!

Delicious Cookies
Yields around 4 dozen cookies

1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup vegetable oil
1 whole egg
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup oats, rolled (raw)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
1 cup  Craisins®(dried cranberries)
3 1/2 cups flour, white
1 cup rice krispies® (or your favorite crisp cereal, I use Natures Path Granola)

1.    Cream together butter and sugar, gradually add oil. Blend in other ingredients as listed above until you get to the flour. Blend in the flour and cereal at the very end. Do not over mix.

2.    Use small scoop or teaspoon size amount and drop onto cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Cookie will brown slightly around edge. Cool on wire rack.

Notes: You may switch out some of the ingredients for your own preferences, such as using raisins or chopped dates instead of Craisins® or pecans instead of walnuts.

I hope you try them sometime, you will not be disappointed!
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  1. These cookies look fantastic. I know they would be a hit at my house. Come visit us. We have some wonderful things for Easter this week.

  2. OH...these look and sound amazing! YUM YUM! I have to make them. I love baking cookies....and my gang loves eating them :)

  3. These look & sound very yummy :) There's an award for you over at my blog Diane. It's not one that you need to do anything with - it stays on my page for the month. It's just a shout-out to your lovely blog :)

    1. Jane, I will be right over to check it out! I am getting spoiled!

  4. These look and sound so delicious. I will be saving this recipe. I learned the hard way (^o^) about cookie sheets in the dishwasher. xo

  5. These look yummy - I love the mix of ingredients - oats, nuts and ... craisins - I've never heard of them before they sound very intriguing!

    1. Craisins are an American thing. The Ocean Spray company was not happy calling their fruit dried cranberries so they trademarked the name Craisins. They are cranberries that have been dried and sweetened. They are a nice change from raisins. Not sure if you can get them in Ireland. Dried chopped cherries would be very good too.

  6. They look so good. I can almost smell them! I’ll bring the Earl Grey if you provide the cookies.

  7. Oh yum, those do sound delicious! I love the idea of having craisins in cookies.

  8. I love the look of these cookies and I even like the butterfly dish you have them in!
    (This somehow reminds me of this expression: I don't like him or the horse he rode in on....except for you, I will say, "I like you and the dish that you use for cookies!"
    Thanks for being a new follower! You have a nice blog too!
    Love, Kay
    Can hardly type without exclamation points.

  9. These look delicious! I am definitely going to try them!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Laurie from team EcoEtsy - kittysfiber journey

  10. These look delicious to me! Great name for a great cookie. :)


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