everything cookies

First, sorry for the LONG delay since the last post.  Ashley and I have both been in transition.  She between jobs and apartments (although still in Brooklyn), and I across the ocean.  My family is finally starting  to settle back into life in the states (Northern Virginia to be exact), as plain ‘ol Americans.  Anyway, despite our best efforts, we’ve both still got what surely qualify as tiny kitchens.

OK, explanations and apologies over, now on to the treats!!!  I know, I know, these cookies aren’t quite as flashy as our usual posts, but TRUST ME, they are so worthy!  I absolutely love the consistency, unlike anything I’ve had before, it must be the combo of oil and butter, doesn’t that sound healthy?  But who cares?  Trust me, they’re worth every bite.  And besides, they’ve got oatmeal, cornflakes, and nuts… all good things!  I’m sure it all balances out in the end.  I found these over at Lovin’ From the Oven over a year ago, and despite the glaring absence of anything chocolate, something about her description made me want to give them a try.  So, so glad I did.  If you need a little change from your favorite chocolate chippers, definitely make and share these cookies.  Yumzo!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup quick quaker oats
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and both sugars. Add oil, mix. Add egg, mix.
  4. Add oatmeal then add dry ingredients to mixture. Blend well. Add coconut flakes, nuts, corn flakes, and vanilla.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls, press slightly with a fork.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until brown.
** this recipe makes 4 dozen cookies, so feel free to cut it in half!

8 Responses to “everything cookies”

  1. 1 kendra July 27, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    anna, you are wonderful

  2. 2 Ashley July 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I knew I had to try these as soon as I saw them! I couldn’t resist adding some chocolate chips to mine, and the result was delicious!

  3. 3 lidia@ sugarslut July 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    ahhhhhhh, totally have to bake these now!

  4. 4 Melanie July 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    wahoo! love that you’re onto baking again. how convenient that i just bought a bag of coconut yesterday and happen to have a “needs to be used” box of cornflakes in my basement… maybe you were inspired… 🙂

  5. 6 Yukie July 31, 2011 at 12:07 am

    yummm!!!! I want to make it. I miss your cookies!

  6. 7 Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) August 1, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Love “Everything” style cookies!

  7. 8 Jennifer August 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    First, these cookies sound really good (and different!) I can’t wait to try them.

    Second, I’m in Northern VA too! I think it’s a great place to live. Hope you like it here 🙂

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