Day 7: World's Best Cookie recipe
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
12/19/12 at 2:48 AM
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Editor's note: The Tulsa World asked for your best cookie recipes. This is the seventh of 12 chosen to win a year's supply of Hiland Dairy milk. Find a new story and recipe each day in the Scene section until Dec. 24.
The World's Best Cookie recipe submitted by Dorothy Boyd makes crunchy, chewy, salty and sweet cookies.
The cookies are not, however, health food, as Boyd's friend who gave her the recipe called them.
Boyd, 89, laughed as she recalled the time when her friend gave her the recipe.
"I had a neighbor, and she was older than I was, who I would see walking around the block with her dog. Every once in a while, I would give her leftovers," said Boyd, a Muskogee resident.
"One day she said, 'I made you some cookies. They are a health food cookie.' I took one bite of them, and I knew they were not health food."
But they were good. Really good.
And few Christmas cookies are actually considered health food.
Boyd said she was very surprised to learn that her recipe was one of the winners of the Hiland Dairy and Tulsa World 12 Days of Cookies contest.
"All of the other recipes were so fancy, and this one is so simple," she said.
Although the cookie may have an unassuming appearance, it surprised most tasters. The potato chips and cornflakes add a nice crunch, and the coconut gives them a good chew.
"I have been making this cookie for 20-25 years. My neighbor is long dead. I would have loved for her to know that it won ... maybe she does."
WORLD'S BEST COOKIES
1 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup oats
1 cup crushed cornflakes
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup crushed potato chips (we used Lay's)
1/2 cup pecans (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1. Cream margarine and sugars together in a bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Place on ungreased cookie sheet in balls. Flatten with fork, dipped in water.
4. Bake at 350 degrees 12 to 15 minutes. (Best if crisp.)
5. Cool on baking sheet before removing.
Original Print Headline: 12 Days of Cookies: World's Best Cookies
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