This is an ultra-short, yet wonderfully chewy and incredibly rich cookie! It is one of the most popular cookies I make, especially with adults (kids are usually not so fond of the nuts).

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Slowly add oil and beat until oil is well incorporated. Add egg and vanilla, beat to mix.

  • In a small bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. Add to butter mixture and stir just until mixed. Combine corn flakes, oatmeal, nuts and coconut and add to cookie mixture; mix just until combined.

  • Use a cookie scoop to produce consistently sized cookies, but you can drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, if you don't have a scoop. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Since these are so rich, you can chill the individual balls of cookie dough and then freeze them in freezer bags. You can then take them directly from the freezer to the oven, just add a few minutes to the cooking time.

Nutrition Facts

288.6 calories; 3 g protein; 28.9 g carbohydrates; 22.5 mg cholesterol; 175.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2006
These cookies are ridiculously addicting. They are so simple but the taste and texture of them are amazing. I left out the nuts and coconut out of personal preference but I really don't think they're worse off without them. The texture is somewhere between a pecan sandie and a good crumbly peanut butter cookie. While they don't have a greasy appearance or mouthfeel once you pick one up you'll be looking for a napkin to wipe your fingers on. I halved the recipe and made the cookies small and got 55. I've already eaten an embarrassing amount of them so I don't think I'll make them again until I have somewhere to take them so someone else can eat them too. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2011
I don't know where I went wrong but no one in my family liked these. They sat for a few days! Read More
(10)
211 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 139
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2006
These cookies are ridiculously addicting. They are so simple but the taste and texture of them are amazing. I left out the nuts and coconut out of personal preference but I really don't think they're worse off without them. The texture is somewhere between a pecan sandie and a good crumbly peanut butter cookie. While they don't have a greasy appearance or mouthfeel once you pick one up you'll be looking for a napkin to wipe your fingers on. I halved the recipe and made the cookies small and got 55. I've already eaten an embarrassing amount of them so I don't think I'll make them again until I have somewhere to take them so someone else can eat them too. Thanks! Read More
(131)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2006
These cookies are ridiculously addicting. They are so simple but the taste and texture of them are amazing. I left out the nuts and coconut out of personal preference but I really don't think they're worse off without them. The texture is somewhere between a pecan sandie and a good crumbly peanut butter cookie. While they don't have a greasy appearance or mouthfeel once you pick one up you'll be looking for a napkin to wipe your fingers on. I halved the recipe and made the cookies small and got 55. I've already eaten an embarrassing amount of them so I don't think I'll make them again until I have somewhere to take them so someone else can eat them too. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2008
These cookies tasted very good. They were addicting, you couldnt just eat one. There are a few small things i would change about the recipe. Instead of adding 1 cup of vegetable oil, i would only use 1/2 cup of oil and substitute the rest for water. This made my cookies less greasy and not as fattening. Also i replaced the walnuts with chocolate chips because i am not a fan of nuts. I would definitly recommend these cookies for any occasion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2006
The best cookie ever! Be sure to flatten them with a glass. Cool cookie for about 5 minutes before handling, they a a little fragile when they are still warm. I made these for a baby shower and added a cup of buttersotch morsels and everyone said they were the best cookie they ever tasted (cut back a little on the sugar if you do this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
Excellent cookie! I was unsure about using so much oil but it turned out great. I didn't have unsweetened coconut so I used sweetened and it was fine. I also added 1/2 c of semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 c of butterscotch chips. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe is awesome! I'm always looking for something other than the usual chocolate chip or oatmeal drop cookie. This is it. Try it-fast and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2003
This is the cookie my mom used to call "Ranger Cookies" (also sometimes called Cowboy Cookies) -- she got the recipe from the LA Unified School District. This dough makes a great chocolate chip cookie -- just add 3 or 4 cups chips to this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
I was sooo worried that they were going to come out very greasy because of the amount of oil ad butter in them. Surprisingly my very critical family all loved them! They were really good light and delish. Not too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
These cookies are great. I took them to a holiday party. No one could figure out what was in them! And they all had different guesses - and laughed when I told them! They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are also very rich - you can see the oil! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2008
I think this is an excellent recipe as a start for someone who has never prepared cookies before. So yes this was my first time baking cookies! I found this recipe very easy as well very flexible and "beginner friendly". Everything went smoothly except something I did wrong and I repeat here because even though it's said on the instructions it might not seem that obvious for someone who tries to bake cookies for the first time: Be careful with the amount of dough you pour on the cookie paper for each cookie! without pretending it I ended up with monster sized cookies:-) As well they became a bit too greasy. I wonder what could be made to prevent it. That's all. Very nice overall. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2011
I don't know where I went wrong but no one in my family liked these. They sat for a few days! Read More
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