Chips and More Cookies


The 2nd Annual Ward-Meade Bake-Off was held eighteen years ago this summer.  This event is memorable to me for so many reasons–my very little girls were awarded 2nd place for their Chips and More Cookies,  the fronts of my kitchen cabinets were stuccoed with a layer of cookie dough every time the little bakers got distracted and tipped churning blades out of the mixing bowl.  But it is the time we spent together passing a skill from one generation to the next that makes the memory of these cookies extra sweet to me.

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Recently, my great-niece was searching for a recipe for something special to enter in the Trego County Fair.  She is just a little older than my oldest was when she and her sister made these cookies for the Bake-Off. Naturally, we passed the recipe along to a our newest family baker, a member of the next generation.  Judging was Tuesday; Chips and More Cookies are official purple ribbon winners at the fair.

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I originally found the recipe in Midwest Living magazine which regularly features fantastic recipes.  It makes a large batch.  It is the unexpected crunch added by coconut flakes and crisp rice cereal that make these a stand out treat.

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1 cup softened butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 1/2 cups flour

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup crisp rice cereal

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup coconut

1/2 cup nuts

In a large mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds and then beat in sugars and oil until well combined.  Beat in egg.

Add soda, cream of tartar, vanilla and salt to mixture and beat well.  Mix in flour until well combined.

Stir in oats, cereal, chocolate chips, coconut and nuts.  Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 12 to 14 minutes.

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I am a married mother of three fabulous young adults. I have been married to one great guy for over a quarter of a century and hope we haven't reached the halfway point of our marriage yet. Writing helps me sort things out and allows me to avoid unsavory tasks that I probably should be doing. I've reached middle age in middle America and am anxious to see what comes next.
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3 Responses to Chips and More Cookies

  1. carol says:

    Yummm! I can’t wait to whip up a batch of these cookies. I served as an Extention Agent some years ago and the best part of judging was sampling the cookies!

  2. You had me right up until coconut…can’t do it. No coconut fans here. But wow they sound great overall!

  3. Kristen R. says:

    Those look delicious. I think I’m going to have to make some today. Thanks for posting! I found you from Mama Kat’s linkup!

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