secret ingredient oatmeal cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Mrs D
from Small Town, TN

I have been making these cookies for my family and friends for about 15 years. They are always a big hit and the "secret ingredient" of frosted flakes gives them extra flavor and texture that everyone really enjoys.

serves Makes 3-4 dozen cookies
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For secret ingredient oatmeal cookies

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c
    solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    quick cooking oats
  • 1 3/4 c
    frosted flakes
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How To Make secret ingredient oatmeal cookies

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325*.
  • 2
    Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside.
  • 3
    Cream butter and shortening on low speed of a mixer until light and fluffy.
  • 4
    Gradually add sugar and brown sugar, beating well at medium speed.
  • 5
    Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • 6
    Add flour mixture, mixing well.
  • 7
    Stir in oats and flakes.
  • 8
    Drop dough with a cookie scoop onto a greased pan. (I use foil and cooking spray for this.)
  • 9
    Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.
  • 10
    Allow to fully cool on wire racks.
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