the Elusive Cornflake Cookie

When I was a kid my mother used to make some kinda cookie that had cornflakes in it. I liked them alot...but I never got the recipe from her.
When my son went to boot camp, I decided I'd track it down, make some...and send them to him at boot camp. I figured he could share them with his whole crew, battalion, or whatever it is the Army calls them these days.  I made em, sent em, and they ate em.  Nuff said.  Without further ado... here's the recipe.
 The Elusive Cornflake Cookies

Makes somewhere between 24 and 48, depending on how big you like 'em.
Stuff You'll Need
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts or pecans)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 4 cups flour, decrease to 3 1/2 cups for a chewier cookie
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How you make it..
1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Cream butter, sugars and egg.
3. Add oil.
4. Mix in dry ingredients.
5. Form dough into walnut sized balls.
6. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork dipped in water.
7. Bake for 10- 12 minutes.
8. Cool on pan for a minute or two, then transfer to a rack to cool.


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