Farmer Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Theresa P

A good, old fashioned, mid-western cookie! We grew up eating these cookies. My grandma made them often! This recipe calls for melting the shortening and then creaming it with the sugar. I think that is the secret to making these cookies so crispy and light!

Top Review by adufficy

These cookies are delicious! I followed the recipe for the most part, with a few exceptions. 1 - I did not have shortening so I used butter instead and they came out great! I also added about a cup of peanut butter to the mixture as well because I wanted to use these cookies for hiking and post running snacks, plus I just love peanut butter! I also added a dash of cinnamon on top of the cookies just before putting them in the oven for a little spice with all the sweetness. Other than that I added all of the suggested nuts (walnuts), chocolate and coconut and used chocolate rice cereal and they are now my ab favorite cookie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt shortening, pour over sugars. Mix well.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir dry ingredients together and add to sugar mixture. Mix lightly.
  4. Add oatmeal, cereal, coconut, chocolate chips, and nuts and mix well.
  5. Drop by tablespoon on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. I use my cookie scoop and get 4 dozen yummy cookies!

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