Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Delicious Cookies: A Family Classic

Delicious Cookies are not only delicious, they are a buttery shortbread cookie with a little extra added crunch that brings back memories for my husband's family, perfect to add to your Christmas Cookie platter or to make just because.

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Earlier this year I was gifted a copy of my church's Bicentennial Cookbook from 1976 and I have had so much fun scanning all of the recipes.  It is neat to see both familiar names and names from the past with recipes submitted to the cookbook, as well as changes in cooking and baking since the cookbook was published.  (Oh, and I love that it has an entire section dedicated to Pickles!)

Delicious Cookies - a Church Cookbook Favorite from 1976

One name I made sure to look for during that initial scan was my husband's grandmother Clara's.  I was lucky enough to know Clara for a few years while my husband and I were dating, but I always love hearing stories about her from my husband, my father-in-law and his siblings.  One of her recipes I rediscovered was her Delicious Cookies.  Now, it might not have the most original name, but the combination of flavors and ingredients make it a memorable cookie that brings back memories for my husband and his family every time I bake a batch.

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The key to making a delicious batch of Delicious Cookies, and really any cookie is a Silpat baking mat.  I always use to think that a baking sheet wasn't worth the price but now after using them for a few years I can vouch that I never make cookies without them now.  I love how the cookies easily release off my Silpat baking mat and slide right onto your spatula.  I have tried a few brands of baking sheets over the last few years and Silpat's is my favorite that I always pick out first.

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Now let's get to baking for Santa and all of those Christmas Cookie plates.  I know our Santa would love some Delicious Cookies with a glass of egg nog set out under our Christmas Tree and I hope your home's Santa gets to nibble on a Delicious Cookie too.

Delicious Cookies

1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
3 1/2 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 cup Coconut flakes
1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup Oatmeal
1/2 cup Nuts (I prefer chopped peanuts, my husband's grandmother loved making them with walnuts)

Cream butter, sugars, oil, egg and vanilla together.  Add flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.  Stir in the coconut, rice krispies, oatmeal and nuts.  Roll and flatten cookie dough on a Silpat baking mat.  Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.  Yields 4 dozen cookies.

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  1. I can see why they are named delicious cookies! They look so buttery and delicious!

    1. It might not be the most original but it doesn't matter when they live up to the name ;)

  2. These sound perfect to me! I just love crunchy food...especially cookies!!!

  3. My favorite cookie to make and eat is Peanut Butter!

  4. One - I love that this is a family recipe.
    Two - I LOVE those crunchy bits added!
    Three - These are totally going on my list to make. Yum!

  5. Family recipes are the best! These look so yummy and the buttery crunch sounds delicious!

  6. What a treasure that Bicentennial cookbook is! Lucky you! Family recipes are so very special.

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