Hello dear one,
How are you? You should be good because this is a very special day. Why? you ask. Because you’ve stumbled upon my recipe for how to make the Best Cookies.
This is Mr. 47’s favorite cookie. It’s a recipe my mom has been making for years and I have too. My mom got the recipe from a coworker, I think. The original name is “One Cookie.” I’m guessing it has that name because it involves a cup each of crisp rice cereal, rolled oats and coconut as well as a cup each of butter and vegetable oil (!).
While it’s bad luck to change the name of a boat or a house, I’m risking it with this cookie recipe. “One Cookie” makes me think the person asking for the cookie can’t remember its name. Forgetfulness is my arch nemesis. So, we’re calling these “Best Cookies” because they really are.
Because I have terrible light in my house…#saideveryfoodbloggerever…I shot photos of these cookies outside.
And I had help from a pair of very helpful kitty brothers who supervised the photo shoot.
Blue was followed by his brother, Paco Rabanne, who did a little product-testing for me.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 3¼ cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- Before starting measure coconut, crispy rice cereal and oats and pour into medium bowl, set aside.
- Into a second bowl, pour flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar, set aside.
- Pour sugars and butter into the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl.
- Beat at medium speed for two minutes or until fluffy making sure to scrape the batter from the sides of the bowl.
- Add vanilla extract and egg. Beat until combined 30 to 45 seconds.
- Pour in vegetable oil and beat for about a minute or until well combined.
- Add flour mixture and beat until well-combined, about two minutes, stopping to scrape bowl.
- Add coconut, cereal and oat mixture and mix for a minute or until combined.
- Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill for three hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.
- Drop dough by tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
- Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Or, use your palm, works just as well and your flesh doesn't stick to the cookie the way the glass does. If using your palm, just sprinkle a little sugar on each cookie before putting in the oven.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Tell me if you make these cookies. I want to know what you think. What are your favorite cookies?