Have You Ever Heard Of Sunshine Cookies??

United States
March 5, 2007 2:00am CST
One of My Grandmother's used to cook for the railroad. I dont know how long she worked there as all I know are the stories that she would tell. She said the workers just loved these cookies there. She said that she refused to give out her recipe to the people who worked there. She said that it took her along time to prefect the recipe to her tastes. I am posting it just as she printed it on my notebook. I hope you can understand what she is saying. She was a wonderful cook but she did not do things like you read in a cooking book. She tends to do things her way. This is a wonderful cookie and I hope you enjoy it. Sunshine Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup quick cooking Oats 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup Rice Krispies NOTE: When I make these, I don't add ALL of the chocolate chips to the mix at once, I save some for placing on top along with some chopped walnuts or pecans. I then only "slightly" flatten the cookies. This makes them look very attractive and taste better. Also, I don't "drop" them onto the cookie sheet, I use a round measuring tablespoon and scoop them onto the sheet, this way I can flatten the little ball. To make cookies: Cream butter with sugars. Stir in egg and oil. Sift together salt, soda, cream of tartar and flour. Add to creamed mixture. mix well. Stir in oats, vanilla, chocolate chips, nuts and Rice Krispies. To Bake Cookies: Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Take them out of the oven when they are still just a little undone in the center. Let stand several minutes before removing from sheet.
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@suscan (1957)
• United States
28 Apr 07
This is a keeper. I can just use your recipes, you are so great to post these wonderful recipes. Who needs cook books,when we have you.
• United States
28 Apr 07
Suscan, Thank you for the wonderful compliment. I am glad that you enjoy my recipes. I never post anthing that I have not tried, tested and perfected in my kitchen. I see many people just posts recipes one right after the other and you can tell that they are copy and paste from online. I promise to not do that. I love to cook too much to post any old recipe. recipes need to be perfected. LOL
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@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Mar 07
Another one for my file. I will get fat if I cook all these goodies!Thank you for sharing her recipe with us. She sounds like she was a real gem.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
i hope you enjoyed the recipe
@see3ga (7)
• Canada
5 Mar 07
Wow these sound really delicious!! sound like you can make so many variances!
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@rainbow (6763)
5 Mar 07
They sound wonderful, I will save this recipe to try if you don't mind! I love sunflower seeds and my boys love choc chips!