This wonderful recipe was in circulation when I was a kid in the 70s. Years later, a woman brought a tray of these to the office, which I instantly recognized as THOSE COOKIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD, and she refused to give me the recipe (said it was her babysitter's secret recipe)! I searched online (tried several recipes) and asked my friends and family off and on if they'd heard of it, for 10 years. I finally JUST found this online! They are SO GOOD! Bake them for your friends and family and share the recipe with the WORLD! Note, the number of cookies you get will vary - depending on how big you roll the balls.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup crushed corn flakes
- 1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts or pecans)
- 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- 4 cups flour, decrease to 3 1/2 cups for a chewier cookie
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Cream butter, sugars, vanilla and egg.
- Add oil.
- Mix in dry ingredients.
- Form dough into walnut sized balls.
- Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork dipped in water.
- Bake for 10- 12 minutes.
- Cool on pan for a minute or two, then transfer to a rack to cook.