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I found the recipe that I based this one on in a book called monster cookies. I made a few changes to it and it has become mine. Everytime I make these they rarely last the day. They are actually quite healthy and filling and I will have one with my morning coffee for breakfast... kinda like a granola bar in cookie form. If you use a dark (non-stick) cooie sheet they will come out less chewy.
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups corn flakes
- 1⁄2 cup coconut
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work best)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream butter and sugars until creamy.
- Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
- Combine flours baking soda, baking powder and salt, then add to wet ingredients.
- Stir in rest of ingredients and mix well.
- Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10- 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Allow to cool 1 minute on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack.
- Store covered tightly.
These are great! I couldn't stop myself from eating the dough, as its so full of great little bits. They have been one of my favorite go-to recipes for about 7 years now. I add a slight bit of moisture to the dough, usually with a tablespoon or two of milk, sometimes molasses, or apple sauce. The extra moisture really makes a difference and the cookies come out chewy and amazing. These are a must-bake!
My family rated this cookie a 4. It's very tasty, and we enjoyed them (the ones I didn't freeze for Christmas!). I used the medium Pampered Chef scoop to make them & got 47 cookies out of this recipe. I really liked all the healthy ingredients in them. Thanks for posting.