OK, I know you just read that and thought, "you gotta be freakin' kiddin' me! I ain't eatin' anything that sounds like that." Let me tell you, this is one cookie that tough to beat. I like things with texture. Soft cookies just don't do it for me. I want something I can sink my teeth into. Something of substance. This is very close to the old ranger cookies I used to get when I was kid. Ke'éehe ( my Grandmother) made them for me. Oh, I miss those cookies! She'd drag a short stool up to the counter in the kitchen and let me help her. I guess that's why I still love to cook today. I know it sounds odd to hear of a man that makes pies, cakes, jams and jelly but I do it. I won't let a piece of fruit go to waste.
Anyway, back to the cookies...
2 cups butter, melted
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups demerara sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups quick oatmeal
2 cups crushed cornflakes
1 cup dates (raisins, cranberries, etc. if you prefer)
1 cup chopped pecans (I like walnuts)
1 cup coconut
a pinch of cinnamon, ginger and clove
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Add to creamed mixture. Add oatmeal and cornflakes, and then last six ingredients.
Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F till golden. Makes 5-6 dozen. Very good chewy cookie.
Good friends, good food, good times! Enjoy