Dishpan Cookies. Really, that is what these cookies are called! At my local grocery store, they give away one of those Happiness magazines. Does anyone else have a grocery store that does this? They are the cutest little magazine. But, I have to admit that when I open up the magazine I immediately search out the recipe page. Sometimes they have “I gotta try” recipes and other times they are just ho hum don’t even bother recipes. Well, this recipe definitely caught my attention. Dishpan Cookies. Who names a recipe Dishpan Cookies anyways? Well, I believe they call them dishpan cookies because they make such a large batch. These cookies are unique though. They call for vegetable oil and corn flakes. Those are definitely not your run-of-the-mill cookie ingredients. I just had to try these.
While I was mixing up the batter to these cookies, my husband was outside on a ladder. He just knew I was mixing up cookie dough. He is the type that is ALWAYS in my cookie dough. Sometimes to the point it just makes me crazy! Does anyone else have a husband that does this? Well, he instinctively came in the house and grabbed a spoon and started eating this dough. Ten spoonfuls later, he admitted he could not stop eating it. He said, “Oh my goodness, this is soooo good!” So, I just knew these cookies were going to be lip smacking good. And my goodness, these have become a cookie staple in my house. They bake up soft and chewy with a nutty butterscotch flavor. They are not only easy to mix up, but they are outrageously good and addicting! Did I mention they make a hefty amount too. So be prepared to eat a few, share a few, and stick a few in the freezer!
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups canola or vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
- 4 cups cornflakes, crushed
- 1 cup coconut
- 2 cups butterscotch chips
- Preheat oven to 325F. In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla; mix well. In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually mix the flour mixture in with the sugar-oil mixture along with the oatmeal, corn flakes, and coconut, mixing thoroughly. Last, mix in the butterscotch chips.
- On a greased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls (medium cookie scoop). Bake for 9-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let them cool on a wire rack. Makes 8-9 dozen
Recipe adapted from the Happiness Magazine