From an HBO television show that Carl Reiner (the comedian - Rob Reiner's father) MC'd in the 1980's. Very rich, very fragile cookie but worth it!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Cream the cheese and oleo together. Add the flour, sugar and nuts. Mix well.

  • Drop dough by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten thin with wet fingers. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 30.7mg; sodium 82.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2004
I got this recipe in the 70's when Carl Reiner made them on the Dinah Shore Show. They have become a Christmas favorite with my family and friends. They aren't pretty but the taste is fabulous. They taste better after they are cooled. When I take them as Christmas gifts to the office they are ALWAYS the favorite cookie...I have to give them away or I would eat them all!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2011
Rich or not these didn't seem to have a whole lot of taste. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2004
I got this recipe in the 70's when Carl Reiner made them on the Dinah Shore Show. They have become a Christmas favorite with my family and friends. They aren't pretty but the taste is fabulous. They taste better after they are cooled. When I take them as Christmas gifts to the office they are ALWAYS the favorite cookie...I have to give them away or I would eat them all!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2008
Love these cookies! I've made them off and on for the last 27 years. I use one halved walnut per dropped cookie instead of chopping the nuts and adding to the batter. I couldn't believe how good these were the first time I made them after writing down the ingredients Carl gave inbetween comedy acts on a show he hosted. I ALWAYS double this recipe 'cus they are just soooo good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
I got this recipe when Carl Reiner was on An Evening at the Improv on HBO in the early 80's. I lost the recipe a few years ago and just found it here. I'm so glad to have this the cookies are heavenly:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2006
I got this recipe on the HBO Comedy Special made it a few times loved it but eventually misplaced it. I finally have it back and I can't wait to make it again. Thanks for posting this!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2014
I used margarine instead of butter because the written instructions stated "oleo." Oleo is the vintage term used back in the 60s and 70s for margarine. It gives it a cake like texture that is both dense soft and what some might consider greasy. These are the cookies I grew up with and I loved everything about them. Thanks for the memories! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Excellent. These cookies are so so easy to make and taste wonderful. I'll be making these often from now on. The great thing is that they are not picky. If you overcook them a little it's no big deal. No special techniques are necessary just mix the ingredients together and put them in the oven. The one thing I don't like about them is that they are so rich I can only stand to eat one or two before I'm full. Actually though healthwise that's probably a good thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
I had 4oz of cream cheese left over from a recipe and went looking for a cookie recipe and came across this one. These are so good they melt in your mouth and didn't last long at all. So easy to make without a lot of fuss. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Great cookies!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2016
Simple recipe! Which was exactly what I needed. I added 3-4 tablespoons chips because I'm a chocoholic. Also a splash of vanilla extract because its always delicious and I read that the taste of these was a bit bland. I also had to cook them longer but I'm 90% sure that's because of my old oven. Turned out great though! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2011
Rich or not these didn't seem to have a whole lot of taste. Read More
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