Marie Wallace’s World’s Best Cookies!

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,612
Yield: 8 - 10 dozen cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup oil
1 cup quick rolled oats
1 cup crushed cornflakes (measure after crushing)
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup finely chopped pecans
red or green glazed cherries for decoration (optional)


Cream butter with sugars. Add egg and oil; mix well. Add oats, cornflakes, flour, baking soda, salt, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in coconut and nuts. Roll into 1-inch balls of dough and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Dip fork in water between cookies. If desired, place glazed cherry half in the center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes, or until light brown. Do not overbake.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,612
Calories from Fat: 930

This Marie Wallace’s World’s Best Cookies! recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Midwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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