January 16, 2010

Very Good Cookies

That's what they're called: "Very Good Cookies."
You could also call them:
  • Sublime Cookies
  • Delicious Cookies
  • Crunchy Tasty Cookies
  • Cookies With Oatmeal, Rice Crispies and Toffee
  • Yummy Yummy Cookies
  • Get In Mah Belly! Cookies
Grandma Mim's Cookies.

This is a recipe written in my Grandma Mim's handwriting, straight from Harold Sprunger, whoever Harold Sprunger is. I love hand written recipes. There's something so nice about knowing that someone wrote it down. I can picture my Grandma writing it and the way she tilts her hand when she makes her letters.
Ahh....the handwritten era is coming to an end. Is there any stopping it? Should we revive handwriting things? Probably. Will it actually happen when people think that the word great is spelled "gr8"? No.

Life as I know it is now over. Let's eat some cookies.
Ingredients. Yup, a little of this a little of that, stir and TAH-DAH!!! Very Good Cookies. Or perhaps Muy Bueno Galleta. Yup, practically bi-lingual today.
Butter? Sugar? Brown sugar? Things are looking good...VEEEEEEEEERRRYYY GOOD.
Does anyone else constantly find themselves using the German pronunciation of vanilla by saying "wah-nilla"? Anyone? Anyone? I feel that I should be loved as much for my weirdness as I am for my baked goods.
Yes, I am perfectly aware that the original Very Good Cookie recipe does not call for chocolate chips. However, I will reiterate my life mantra: I DO WHAT I WANT. Thank you for coming, have a nice day.
Let's bake up some cookies! I bet they'll be good. I bet they'll be really good. I bet they'll be very good. Yes, yes I think they might. OK, I'm going to stop now.
I promise.

350 degrees. 12 minutes. Ding!

I have to say, I'm glad I added the chocolate chips. They took those Very Good Cookies and made them Super-duper Yummy Delicious Darn Good Cookies.

The end.

Thank you Grandma Mim for the recipe!

Cookies Muy Delicioso!
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla (Go ahead, you can call it wah-nilla if you want.)
  • 3 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Quick Oats
  • 1 cup Rice Crispies
  • 1 bag Toffee Chips
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips (Just for a little sumpin' sumpin.')
Cream the butter and sugar, add the oil; mix in the egg, salt and vanilla; add in the flour and quick oats; stir in the rice crispies, toffee chips and chocolate chips. Drop onto a sheet pan and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned. Unlike many cookies, these are better once they've completely cooled. Be patient, young one.


  1. I call it wah-nilla too. For real. I'll be making these very soon; I'm sure of it.

  2. Funny thing about hand written things, I went and saw Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at the IRT and the epliogue was about how we hardly see hand written letters anymore. Just as you have noted, there is too much technology.

  3. AMYYYY!!! As I was reading through this post I found myself recalling my own exact thoughts on - the loss of Spectacular handwriting, - the memories that come when I recall Gma's handwriting...gush, and yes I also refer to vanilla as wanilla. coincidence? I think not. Blood? perhaps.
    ( do I know how do post this comment? no)

  4. ahh. this makes me realize how little I have seen of you this year. (have I seen you this year? shame on me.)