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    Farmer Cookies

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    Theresa P's Note:

    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!

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 08, 2011


      I had to make a couple alterations based on what I had - used 1/3 cup each of butter and butter-flavored shortening, 1/2 cup white-whole wheat flour, crisped rice, and skipped the coconut and nuts - and these are great! They still came out quite crispy/crunchy even with less fat, and the recipe count was spot-on. I didn't grease the cookie sheets & they were fine. Will definitely make again - thank you!

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    • on November 08, 2010


      I made these fabulous cookies with butter instead of vegetable shortning. Also, I only had chocolate corn flakes which added a really nice color to the beautiful texture. These were simply wonderful and wonderfully simple!! Good job Theresa P!!!

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    • on April 10, 2006


      My kids came through the door after school today, sniffed the air and shouted, "Cookies!" Then they laid waste to the entire batch. (I have a lot of kids) These were terrific cookies. Left out the nuts, (my kids and dh think they hate nuts) and added extra choco chips. Next time I'm going to mess around with it and add stuff like sunflower seeds and stuff. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Farmer Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (1608 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1832.0
    Calories from Fat 838
    Total Fat 93.1 g
    Saturated Fat 31.5 g
    Cholesterol 93.0 mg
    Sodium 1237.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 238.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
    Sugars 137.9 g
    Protein 24.2 g

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