Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

30 years ago my babysitter used to make these with me. It fulfilled every mud pie fantasy I ever had because we got to dump all kinds of creative things in these cookies. Hope you like them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt together the butter and shortening.
  2. Add sugars and cream thoroughly.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, flour, oatmeal, cereal (corn flakes, grape nuts, cocoa puffs -- whatever you have) and mix well.
  4. Stir in any or all of the optional ingredients.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
Most Helpful

My kids love these cookies -- for the mere fact that they can make them any way they want. They are always yummy. I love that we can just use whatever we have on hand.

Cake Baker May 03, 2010

These were really good cookies. I used all butter instead of shortening because shortening contains trans fats. Then I started to add peanut butter and thought I should probably cut down on the butter if I did that so I used less than half a cup. Anyway cookies were very good. Then were fairly thin and a little soft but still a little crispy. Might have been different if I had used shortening.My husband absolutely loves them and thought they should get 4.5 stars.

bitch'n kitchen January 10, 2009

Wonderful! I would not normally put all the add-ins in but I had them all on hand and thought, "What the heck?" They turned out perfectly! I made them with plain corn flakes but next time I think I might try cocoa puffs for a little different taste. We decided to call them by a different name though, since we aren't making them with a babysitter. We call them pantry cookies because just about everything in our pantry went into them!

CM from AL August 15, 2008