Monday, February 11, 2013

The Best Cookies - Secret Recipe Club

I don't know about you but I can't believe it's Secret Recipe Club time again.  Time has flown for me since the last SRC.  We took a vacation to Mexico, moved my Dad's furniture from KC to Omaha another weekend and moved him into assisted living up here last weekend, all while implementing a new system at work.  Needless to say, that's why I've been absent from blogging!

For those of you who don't know how SRC works, each month you're assigned a blog, you choose a recipe, keep it a secret until reveal day and then blog about it.  I was assigned Satisfy My Sweet Tooth.   I've been trying to choose savory recipes for SRC but with a blog assignment containing sweet in the title, it's hard to go for savory. Satisfy My Sweet Tooth features so many delicious recipes, it was difficult to choose just one to make.   How many times have you heard someone say, "These are the best cookies?".  With a title like that I couldn't resist.

Half of the  recipe went to work with me for a coworkers birthday and the other half with Tim for his office.  When I asked Tim what was his coworkers thought of them, he said everyone said these were "The Best Cookies".  Guess we now know where the title came from.

 Next time I make these, I want try a few more chocolate chips and a little less salt.  These just seemed a little salty to me!  Also, mine took more like 12 minutes to bake.

Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
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Serves: 30
Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and stuffed full of delicious mix-ins
  • 1 cup (16 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3¼ cups flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup cornflakes (or rice cereal) - I used rice cereal
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, oil and sugars.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix well.
  5. Add oatmeal, cornflakes, coconut and chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Scoop ¼ cup-sized dough balls out onto cookie sheets using a large spoon or an ice cream scoop.
  7. Bake 10 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets before removing
I am linking this to On the Menu Monday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday!!!


  1. I have a recipe that I use corn flakes in a cookie but these sound even better. Have to try them. thanks for sharing this great recipe

  2. I have never used corn flakes in a cookie...they do look delicious, I have to give them a try.

  3. Im a sucker for anything titled "Best" now I really need to try these!

  4. Wow! You've been so busy! Hope you had a great time in Mexico. And these cookies do look great.

  5. These sound delicious!

  6. Oh, yum - those look delicious - oatmeal, corn flakes, coconut - very interesting combination and I bet it's delicious. Great choice!

  7. I would have never guessed these cookies had corn flakes in them by just looking at them! I love secret ingredients! Great SRC choice!

  8. Yum! these sound really good. I'm a fellow src D.

  9. Great looking cookies-kids would love them!

  10. There's a lot going on here and it all sounds delicious. Yum!

  11. Wow, you have been a busy lady!!!

    Glad to see you back and baking - these look delicious.

  12. Hi Julie,
    I just love the ingredients for this awesome cookie.
    Happy Valentine Day!
    Miz Helen
    SRC Group B

  13. I love the addition of cereal. Clever!

  14. Hi Julie,
    Hope you are having a great Valentine Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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