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Buttery Oatmeal Cookies

by on January 21, 2011 · 14 comments

Some of the best recipes appear when you’re least expecting it. For instance, I found this one two days ago while searching for the source of a strange smell on our street. Hoping maybe there was news about the odor on the Internet, I searched for clues. I didn’t find any mention of the odor, but I did run across what appeared to be a newsletter for our neighborhood with a recipe exchange. Woo hoo! Upon further inspection, I realized it was just a promotional page from some realtors and that all the recipes in the “exchange” were from Nestle. Not that that was a problem, because they were tested recipes that I wasn’t aware of and one of them was called Buttery Oatmeal Cookies.

buttery oatmeal cookies

What I liked about this recipe was the combo of oatmeal, coconut, nuts, and a handful of corn flakes. I should have realized the cookies would be more like shortbread cookies than actual oatmeal cookies, but again — not a problem. They were very tasty.

I toasted the oats, coconut and nuts for about 8 minutes (the coconut for 5) and used pecans instead of walnuts. Also, these were MUCH better after they’d cooled. Don’t even bother tasting them while they’re warm.

Buttery Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened (I used salted)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour (fluff flour before you measure or weigh out 9 oz)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar in large mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda and salt and stir until incorporated. Stir in all remaining ingredients by hand — this is a really thick dough.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten a bit. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serving Size: 48

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Published on January 21, 2011

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bakingblonde January 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

I love some oatmeal cookies, i haven’t made any forever! I have been wanting to make something over the weekend so i may need to search around for a recipe to try.

Louise January 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

So what was the odor in your neighborhood?

melissa January 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Gosh these sound so good!!
Yes, did you ever figure out what the odor was from?

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy January 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I love shortbread so these wouldn’t be a problem for me! Thanks!

Anna January 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I still have no idea what the weird smell was.

Katrina January 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Kind of sounds interesting to have oats and all that in a shortbread type cookie.

BakerMan January 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm


vanillasugar January 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

lol strange smell from the street. guess you never found out. but reminds me when i go to nyc, sometimes the smell is good, sometimes not so good.

Lisa Ernst January 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm

This recipe would be great with…chocolate chips. In fact, I must try it that way. :0)

Hilary January 22, 2011 at 9:13 am

If you throw in some chocolate chip cookies these will be called Buffalo Chip cookies! BCC are our family favorite and I make them ALL the time! My daughter and I love them straight out of the freezer!

Anna January 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

Oh, I still have some dough and am totally going to do that!

Louise January 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

Am I the only one who sees humor in having to add chocolate chips to a recipe from the Nestle recipe collection?

Mike January 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I have a similiar recipe that is topped off with a glaze. The recipe is called Spellbinders and can also be found on searching the net. Those are my most favorite cookie that my mom baked when I was a kid.

Anna January 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I love that name!

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