Babysitter Cookies

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Grace4Gayle

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.

Top Review by Cake Baker

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.

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.

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