Some things are just perfection defined even when you can’t figure out exactly why.  I first had these cookies several years ago when a friend of mine made them and I was begging for the recipe after my first bite.  I have made them many times since then and everyone who tastes one of these cookies is mystified by how good they are.  I tried to think of what to call them and sometimes, you just have to call them like you taste them.

I think the combination of butter and oil is what gives these cookies such a delightful texture.  The outer edges are perfectly crispy and the centers are soft and chewy.  And the mix-ins in this recipe are truly what add to the unique texture and flavor of these incredible cookies.

I love to use chopped chocolate bars so that you get a big bite of rich chocolate and the cornflakes that add an unexpected crunch.  The ingredient that keeps everyone guessing is the shredded coconut that doesn’t overpower the flavor at all, but simply adds a great chewiness.

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The Best Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert
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Serves: 30
Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and stuffed full of delicious mix-ins
  • 1 cup (16 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3¼ cups flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup cornflakes (or rice cereal)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, oil and sugars.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix well.
  5. Add oatmeal, cornflakes, coconut and chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Scoop ¼ cup-sized dough balls out onto cookie sheets using a large spoon or an ice cream scoop.
  7. Bake 10 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets before removing.

cream together butter, oil and sugars

add vanilla and egg and mix

add flour, salt and baking soda and mix well

add oatmeal,  cornflakes, coconut and chocolate and mix

scoop 1/4 cup-sized dough balls onto baking sheet and bake

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7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Cassie
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    I can see why these would be ranked high up there. Love all of the “stuff” in them!!


  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Yum, these look amazing, great mix-ins!


  3. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    I believe I’ve had these cookies before and if they are what I’m thinking of, they really are the best cookies! Yum!


  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    I love that there’s cornflakes and coconut in these bad boys! Totally rad; I’ve never thought to stir some of those add-ins into my dough! Bet it makes for one heck of a cookie though 🙂


  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Cornflakes in a cookie? GENIUS! These definitely look like the best cookies ever. Will definitely have to give it a try!


    • Mercedes
      Sep 28, 2012 @ 11:08 am

      The cornflakes truly are probably my favorite part of these cookies! The crunch they add is so great!


  6. luv what you do
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    Love the time lapse video…that is SO FUN!
    These cookies look amazing! Definitely the kind of recipe you always look forward to making!


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