Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Buffalo Chip Cookies

So, last weekend we went to a family reunion with the "favorite cousins".  We traveled to the small town where my mother grew up, where I used to visit my cousins and dig for taters and slam the screen door.  There is something wonderful about walking into a room full of family members that you've known your entire life.  There is something soothing about the smell of the same recipes you eat year after year - dumplins, Myrtle's homemade yeast rolls, coconut cake, Sock-It-To-Me cake, fried chicken, the list goes on and on.  This year was no different.  The food was fantastic as always.  I always bring some kind of dessert.  This year I brought two.  One of them is an old favorite, one of them is a new favorite.  Today, I'll share the new favorite - Buffalo Chip Cookies. 

When I was trying to decide which dessert to bring, Hubby suggested Buffalo Chip Cookies from his family cookbook.   He insisted that we had made them before and I, of course, argued that I had NO IDEA what he was talking about and that I had never had them.  He found the recipe, which verified to me that I had NEVER had these cookies and that he must be thinking of some other girl who had tried these cookies before.  It wasn't me.  BUT, he insisted that they were AWESOME and I had to make them.  So, reluctantly, I agreed.  You ready for the recipe?

Buffalo Chip Cookies


2 cups melted butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar

Stir in:

4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla


4 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Mix well and then add:

2 cups oatmeal (I used quick oats)
2 cups Post Toasties (I used Corn Flakes)
1 large pkg. chocolate chips (24 oz)
1 cups pecans, chopped
1 cup coconut

Using an ice cream scoop, put 6 cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees on lightly greased sheet for 12 to 15 minutes. 

Okay, thanks to my Hubby for talking me into making these cookies.  They are my new favorite.  YUM!  In fact, they have Corn Flakes in them so, I'm thinking they make for a healthy breakfast.  Right?  Okay, so maybe I'm justifying just a little bit, but they are soooo gooood!  YUM!  Thanks to Hubby's cousin Sandra for the recipe!!! 

Now, doesn't that look like a healthy breakfast to you?  No?  Well, I tried.  By the way, in case you didn't get it by the "ice cream scoop", these cookies are HUGE!  I have one more cookie left in my tupperware container so I better go eat it before someone else realizes it's there.  Wink!



  1. I was looking at everything that goes into this and thinking that it would HAVE to be delicious. The size of them would be the added bonus. You could eat just one cookie, and it would be like eating a dozen.

    I'm glad you got to visit with your family, too.

  2. Those look yummo. I won't be making cookies for awhile, since I bought a ton of frozen cookie dough so my kids can go on a limo ride to Larry's...;)
    Nothing like spending time with your family and eating good food!

  3. These look great! Cornflakes is an interesting addition to the batter.

  4. Yum - thanks for the recipe - I will definitely be adding these to my recipe book to try out soon! :) On another note - be sure and check out my blog today for another AWESOME giveaway that I have going on! Have a great day! :)

  5. Tanya...I think I just died and went straight to heaven! ;)

  6. I'm gonna have to try these! The cereal in the recipe is interesting...and I totally get how you're trying to justify the healthiness. Makes sense to me ;)
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. Mmm, those look good. I love that you make them big! Not much is better than a jumbo cookie in my book!

    A-Tisket A-Tasket

  8. Oh these look really yummy! So glad that I found your blog!