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    Babysitter Cookies

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    Grace4Gayle's Note:

    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.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2010


      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.

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    • on January 10, 2009


      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.

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    • on August 15, 2008


      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Babysitter Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1486 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 197.0
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 27.7 mg
    Sodium 104.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 17.3 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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