Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Elusive Cornflake Cookie Recipe

When I was a kid my mother used to make some kinda cookie that had cornflakes in it. I liked them alot...but I never got the recipe from her.
When my son went to boot camp, I decided I'd track it down, make some...and send them to him at boot camp. I figured he could share them with his whole crew, battalion, or whatever it is the Army calls them these days.  I made em, sent em, and they ate em. They re-ordered a bigger batch, but by that time, I had lost interest. I'm a guy. What do you expect? Rubber Biscuit?  Nuff said.  Without further ado... here's the recipe that will win the hearts of anyone that's fortunate enough to be there when you make 'em. .

The Elusive Cornflake Cookies

Makes somewhere between 24 and 48, depending on how big you like 'em.
Stuff You'll Need
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts or pecans)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 4 cups flour, decrease to 3 1/2 cups for a chewier cookie
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
How you put that stuff together..
1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Cream butter, sugars and egg.
3. Add oil.
4. Mix in dry ingredients.
5. Form dough into walnut sized balls.
6. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork dipped in water.
7. Bake for 10- 12 minutes.
8. Cool on pan for a minute or two, then transfer to a rack to cool.

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. I suggests you try the BBQ. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home...all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.

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