Farmer Cookies

Farmer Cookies created by Steph_40135

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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  • Melt shortening, pour over sugars. Mix well.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir dry ingredients together and add to sugar mixture. Mix lightly.
  • Add oatmeal, cereal, coconut, chocolate chips, and nuts and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoon on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • I use my cookie scoop and get 4 dozen yummy cookies!
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"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. 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!
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  2. wax lion
    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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  3. Apostolic
    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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  4. Apostolic
    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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  5. Steph_40135
    Farmer Cookies Created by Steph_40135
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