Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe was in a local paper many years ago. They may not be the world's best cookies but they are sure in the running. I have made them many many times and these cookies disappear very quickly. They are crisp & crunchy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the shortening and sugar.
  2. Add egg, canola and vanilla, beat well.
  3. Mix in oats, cornflakes, coconut and walnuts.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Blend together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add to creamed mixture and stir well.
  7. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  9. Drop rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  10. Press down with a fork, dipped in cold water.
  11. Smooth any cracks around the edge with your fingers.
  12. Bake at 325°F degrees for 12 minutes (You can half the recipe but why?).


Most Helpful

I used this recipe for many years. I found it in Jr. League cookbook, "San Francisco a la Carte" -- that version is exactly the same except it calls for 1 cup butter instead of shortening. Excellent cookies!

Sharlene~W January 25, 2002

These cookies are very good, I will make them again for sure. I made some with chocolate chips added and some with sugar sprinkles (I added sugar before baking). They are chewy and crunchy all at the same time with a melt in you mouth feel! The only drawback is the high fat content, but we can all spluge once in awhile can't we? They were very easy to make, and I ended up with more than the 36 stated.

Susan Dillard March 10, 2002

I'm afraid I did some extensive substituting in this recipe- I was originally going to make a chocolate chip cookie, then discovered I was out of chips and vanilla. I came across this recipe, and did the following: used butter instead of shortening, 1/2 cup vegetable instead of 1 cup canola, almond instead of vanilla extract, Post Bran Flakes instead of cornflakes, and added 1/3 cup of cocoa. This came out tasting like the most lush, chewy marzipan cookie I have ever tasted. Intensely flavored, this cookie is indeed a winner, quite possibly the adult world's best cookie! Thanks, Bergy!!

s'kat April 16, 2002

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