Friday, February 3, 2012

Best Cookie Recipe EVER!!

First of all, Grandma Coco would like to apologize to anyone who receives these blog updates via email. We've discovered that sometimes these updates look a little bit like a dog's breakfast. We thought Blogger's tendency to mangle our prose might be the price to pay for the ease of getting our oh-so-valuable insights delivered right to your inbox. Fortunately, Maria (editor of The Quilt Pattern Magazine) has lots more experience than we do with such things and she has tipped us off as to what the problem might be. We will endeavour to do better in future.

For right now, what better way to make amends than with cookies? Here's the best recipe we've found yet for cookies you can roll out and cut and decorate, if you're so inclined. We'd credit the original creator except we don't remember where we got the recipe and besides, we sort of changed it up a we are wont to do. Surprise, surprise.

CoCoCookie Baking Copyright © Cheryl Coville 2012
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

1 3/4 cups flour
3 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup butter-flavoured Crisco
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

Mix them up in the usual way.....Cream the Crisco and brown sugar. Mix all the other ingredients together and add them to the Crisco and brown sugar. Leave the dough to chill a while in the fridge. Roll out, cut and bake on parchment paper at about 325F until they start to look golden brown around the edges. We found they were a tad fragile straight out of the oven so be sure to let them sit for a moment on the cookie sheet before you try to move them to a rack.

~ Low Cal Cookies for EVERYONE!!!


  1. Thank you Cheryl. I will be trying this one out for my Mom...who is also a tad fragile at times.(aren't we all?)

  2. Love the sketch and the recipe looks wonderful too.

  3. You have shared two treasures. Thanks for being so generous~


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