Thursday, March 12, 2015

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mom, my inspiration.
Here's another favourite from Mom's recipe box. I chose her Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to make a batch to fill up the cookie jar and satisfy our sweet tooth. I love their crisp crunch and hint of coconut.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 cubes (1/2 cup each) softened butter or margarine
1/4 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups dry quick cooking oatmeal
2 cups lightly crushed cornflakes
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, packed
1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


Cream butter with oil and sugars. Beat in milk and eggs. Add flour, baking powder, salt, soda, and vanilla. Mix well.

Add cereals, coconut, nuts and chocolate chips. Mix by hand until well blended.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets about 1 inch apart.

Bake at 375 degrees (my oven does better at 360) for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Don't over bake.

Cool about 3 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack or flattened paper grocery bag (Mom's tradition). Let the cookies cool completely and store in a covered container. Enjoy.

I don't know where the recipe came from. It's typed and quite old. It may have been from a cookie exchange when Mom taught school, or one of her night school cooking classes.

No matter the source, these cookies have become a family favourite. Give this recipe a try and they might become one of yours too. -- Margy


  1. Yummmm - sound delicious. I love a crisp cookie. I need something to fill up the cookie jar too - might give these a try.

  2. These look tasty! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

  3. Thanks to both of you for stopping by to read and comment. I really appreciate it. - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy