Cracker Jack Cookies

"This is a great batch of cookies to make for school bazaars or for your own home. Absolutely delicious, my kids love them. But this does make a large batch. I usually do half now and it makes 48 cookies. I vary the optional with coconut or chocolate chips or raisins. Sometimes I separate the batches and mix in chocolate chips in one and raisins in another."
 
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photo by FrenchBunny photo by FrenchBunny
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Ready In:
27mins
Ingredients:
14
Yields:
96 cookies
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large bowl cream together shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Combine dry ingredients and mix into wet ingredients
  • Add cereals and optional mix and stir well
  • Drop by Teaspoon fulls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 F for 10 or 12 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. Julie F
    The name of this cookie had me expecting them to taste like cracker jacks. That was not the case, but they sure were a "cracker jack" of a cookie! I added some coconut and loved that. I love that it makes a large batch. I used half this week and have the other half in the freezer for a busy week when I don't have time to bake! Thanks for sharing!
     
  2. kittycatmom
    Great cookies! I love almost anything with oatmeal! These were no exception!!!! Just delicious! I used coconut, and butterscotch chips - out of chocolate chips. They were still wonderful! This recipe is going straight into my favorites! Thanks Frenchbunny! Made for Spring 2009 PAC
     
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    After seeing the photos of this recipe, I knew they had to be made. So on 3/16/09 , I made them :). Since I'm the only one in my home that likes cookies with oatmeal, just half of the recipe was made.Putting coconut, and chocolate chips in a cookie recipe aren't just options, it's a requirement (at least for me it is :) ) I DON'T do raisins at all, so 3/4 cup of chopped pecans were used instead. Baking time and temp. were right on the money.This recipe will be made again, and again. Thanks for posting and,"Keep Smiling :)"
     
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  1. Chef shapeweaver
    After seeing the photos of this recipe, I knew they had to be made. So on 3/16/09 , I made them :). Since I'm the only one in my home that likes cookies with oatmeal, just half of the recipe was made.Putting coconut, and chocolate chips in a cookie recipe aren't just options, it's a requirement (at least for me it is :) ) I DON'T do raisins at all, so 3/4 cup of chopped pecans were used instead. Baking time and temp. were right on the money.This recipe will be made again, and again. Thanks for posting and,"Keep Smiling :)"
     

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