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, I searched Internet neighborhood news 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.
What I like about this recipe is the combo of oatmeal, coconut, nuts, and a handful of corn flakes. They are more like shortbread cookies than typical oatmeal cookies thanks to all the butter.
Buttery Oatmeal Cookies
¾ cup butter, softened (I used salted)
½ cup sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour (fluff flour before you measure or weigh out 9 oz)
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup crushed corn flakes
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup flaked coconut
¼ 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