Sunday, April 25, 2010

Everyday Cookies

I was looking for a new cookie recipe and came across this one. I decided to give it a try because the ingredients sounded like an interesting mix. It comes from Food Editors' Favorites Treasured Recipes and the recipe made me laugh out loud. Well they are called Everyday Cookies, I assumed this meant that you could make these everyday. Well, I had to make sure that I had all of the listed ingredients before starting. Check your pantry because the list is a little long and a little different and if your pantry is like mine, coconut does not always live. Be sure to not bake these longer than listed or the bottoms will burn and the tops will still be light gold. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 t cream of tartar
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 cup rice crispy cereal
1 cup quick cooking oat meal
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350'. Cream butter, sugars, and oil. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well so oil does not separate. Add flour mixed with cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Stir in rice cereal, oats, coconut and nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, flatten slightly. Bake on lower rack for 5-6 minutes and then move to middle rack and bake for 5 minutes longer. Remove from sheets and cool completely.