Monday, November 26, 2012

Let the Christmas Cookie Baking Begin!

Thanksgiving is official over and now let the Christmas festivities begin.  It seemed only fitting for this month's Secret Recipe Club recipe to pick a cookie.  Holiday baking is cookies...and maybe some fudge.

This month I Everyday Insanity.  There were so many good recipes that were family tested and approved.  I really had a hard time picking a recipe.  Thank goodness I had already narrowed the search to cookies.

After looking at her endless cookie options, and I do mean endless, I had a list of about 20 I was tempted to make.  I finally picked the Idaho Party Cookies because they sounded delicious and the name made me chuckle. 

My husband and I joked about why they could be called Idaho Party Cookies.These cookies have cornflakes and coconut. Idaho has potatoes.  If anything they should be called Iowa Party Cookies for the corn aspect.  

Everyday Insanity got this recipe from a friend who insisted on trying it.  They said these were fantastic and I couldn't agree more. 

The combination of ingredients may seem a bit strange but they come together great.  The textures work well together too.  Crunchy and smooth all at once.

As Christmas season approaches I pass this cookie recipe along to you for sharing.  They will love you for it.

Idaho Party Cookies

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert cookie

Ingredients (24 cookies)
  • 1 cup butter (coconut oil)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 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 cups chocolate chips
In a stand mixer cream butter and sugars until well combined.

Add eggs one at a time and vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients, nuts, and chocolate. Add to stand mixer. Mix until the batter comes together.

Scoop out dough onto cookie sheet and then refrigerate dough balls for 30 minutes.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
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  1. This looks great! I think having a little crunch in a cookie is awesome!

  2. These cookies look like so much fun! My grandma used to make cookies with cornflakes in them and they were so good, so they're kind of like a mini flashback to my childhood!

  3. These cookies sound delicious! Yayyy Christmas bakin' time!

  4. Emily,
    I had fun spelunking through your blog this month, and your soup turned out to be the perfect inspiration for me. Thanks!

    Isn't Secret Recipe Club fun?

  5. Thank you for the kind comment regarding my blog. I do love cookies and I only blog about the very best! They are called Idaho Party Cookies for a simple reason. My daughter lives in Idaho and had these cookies at a Party. Hence Idaho Party Cookies. I have so many cookie recipes I have to have clever names to associate them to someone or somewhere.
    Whatever the name they are just plain good!

  6. I'm not a cornflake fan, but cornflakes in cookies are great! The crunch is a perfect texture to add to them :)

    Happy reveal day!

  7. Well, your guess is as good as mine as to why these are called Idaho Party cookies. All I know is they look delicious and I love the unique combo of mix-ins!

  8. I just tried cookies with potato chips in them for the first time, so I guess I am going to have to try cornflakes now, too! :)

  9. I love the name of these cookies :) Looking forward to all the holiday goodies!

  10. Cookies look yummy..I've never had cookies with corn flakes in them..great SRC pick!

  11. I'm so excited for cookie season! And I really love all that deiciousness stuffed in these cookies!

  12. I made cookies too for my SRC - great choice! Love the addition of corn flakes to this cookie - I'll have to try it myself.

  13. Looks yummy and I love all the baking done this time of year. :)

  14. I bet these cookies have an awesome crunch. Great SRC pick!

  15. Yum!! These cookies sure look loaded and delicious!

  16. Yummmm!!! These sound awesome... so many great flavors and textures going on! I'm hosting a Christmas cookie blog hop and I would love for you to come share these!


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