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Rating: 4.73 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a very old recipe from at least the 30's. The name comes from the old expression meaning 'great'.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Gently stir in the oatmeal, coconut, rice cereal and chopped peanuts, try not to pulverize the rice cereal.

  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 22.9g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 23.9mg; sodium 165.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2006
Great cookie! Chewy with a bit of crunch from the peanuts. Mine turned out a little thin but I didn't have real butter. A friend suggested using a little less butter when a cookie recipe turns out flat. I'll try that next time. I did try the first batch without coconut (half the family doesn't like it). I added it in before I baked the next batch and was convinced the coconut is vital. It holds together better and gives it great texture. Everyone loved the taste. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2010
Hubby liked them said they were very good. I liked them. Baked them on parchment paper for easy clean up for 7 mins. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2006
Great cookie! Chewy with a bit of crunch from the peanuts. Mine turned out a little thin but I didn't have real butter. A friend suggested using a little less butter when a cookie recipe turns out flat. I'll try that next time. I did try the first batch without coconut (half the family doesn't like it). I added it in before I baked the next batch and was convinced the coconut is vital. It holds together better and gives it great texture. Everyone loved the taste. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
Yum! These are soo good! I did have to adjust the baking time and oven temp though. The first batch set off the smoke alarms! I think I finally got it right by the 3rd batch. 325 degrees for 9 minutes was about perfect. Oh and these spread (a lot!) while baking so make sure to space them plenty far apart! I added a bag of butterscotch chips instead of the nuts and mmmmmmmmm! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
Well when I first tried these I thought they were pretty good but then I found myself going back for more and more. Positively addictive! I had to bring them to work to get the away from me. A great salty/sweet chewy yet crunchy combo. Made just as directed. Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2004
Try this cookie with macadamia nuts! Make sure you cook the cookies for the 12 min. until they are dark golden brown (if you want crispiness) - which to me tastes better than chewy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
these cookies didn't yet get the recognition they deserve. my husbands comment: "perfect!" Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2007
These cookies were quite tasty! I made them without the peanuts because I didn't have any at the time. My husband took half of them to work and everyone at his work wanted the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
really good. Shared some with the neighbor and had to give her the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2002
Cookies are very good although the added coconut only added fat and not too much flavor. I also left out the nuts and they turned out just fine nice and chewy! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
The Best! I grew up on cracker jack cookies baked on a saturday morning for the coming week having lost my mum's recipe I found this one. By making just a few changes I have the memories of my childhood in a cookie tin!:) I used corn flakes instead of the crisp rice cereal and raisins instead of the peanuts. Bake up a batch and bake. I put them in the freezer and then take out just how many the kids and I need to go with our tea for the day! Thanks for helping me share my childhood with my kids! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2010
Hubby liked them said they were very good. I liked them. Baked them on parchment paper for easy clean up for 7 mins. Read More
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