My daughter called to tell me she tasted the best cookie. My girls know I am always on the lookout for a good cookie! She said they were rich, delicious, chewy, full of nuts, coconut and chocolate. 'Get the recipe', I begged!
Candise called me a few days later, 'there's good news and bad news mom'. 'I have the recipe, but it has butter flavored Crisco'! We have a general dislike for Crisco at our house. Butter is so much better. So, being the good daughter she is, Candise made the recipe with all butter. Good but not beautiful, the cookies spread more and just weren't as uniform. She then made the recipe with all Butter Flavored Crisco. Perfect shape, delicious cookie. I ate several and decided they were pretty good. We made one more batch with 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco. They had a great flavor, and better shape especially if the batter was chilled before baking.
So, my friends, I will leave the decision to you. You can't go wrong here. If Crisco doesn't bother you you will have one beautiful, delicious tasting cookie. Use butter and you sacrifice the looks. So many decisions.
Try one and let me know what you think.
Thanks Candise for all your help with this recipe. I feel like America's Test Kitchen!
Idaho Party Cookies
1 cup butter flavored Crisco ( may use butter)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup corn flakes, crushed to 1/2 cup
3/4 cup coconut
2 cups flour
1 cup walnuts
2-3 cups chocolate--I used a combo of lagre milk chocolate chips and Peter's Semi-Sweet Burgundy Chunks
Cream butter, Crisco, and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients, nuts, and chocolate!
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.