Oatmeal Cookies for the Cookie Jar Recipe

Cookie Jar Cookies

This oatmeal cookie recipe uses coconut, oats, and rice cereal for crisp and tender cookies that will be a cookie jar favorite!

30 min. prep time
48 cookies
757 Ratings


3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine all ingredients except oats, rice cereal, coconut and walnuts in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in all remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 13-16 minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe Tip

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 160

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 135mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #1537©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

this cookie always flatten out.
how can I get them tostop these?
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi! Sorry to hear you had some issues with these cookies spreading. If your cookies are turning out flat, we'd suggest checking to see if your butter is too soft. Soft butter can contribute to spreading in the oven. If the dough is too soft, trying refrigerating it for 1-2 hours before baking. Try baking 1 test cookie to see how it bakes - if it spreads, the cookie dough should be refrigerated longer. Hope this helps, and happy baking!
Posted December 29, 2015
I do not like coconut. But i know it may also be used in the receipe for an binding agent. If it used for that, is there something else i can use to bind it with? Or is it okay to just skip it completly?
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Ashley, since there is a whole cup of coconut in this recipe, it may not turn out quite as expected if you left it out. More than likely, the cookies would spread more than pictured. But, if you don't mind cookies that are a little thinner, feel free to try and let us know how it turns out for you!
Posted November 25, 2015
This is my all-time favorite cookie! Love love love them!
Definitely a keeper and make again recipe! I did add chocolate chips, splitting the 3 cup total with the rice cereal, coconut and oatmeal.
Very good!
I thought it would be too sweet when I was adding the sugars, but it's actually not. Halfway through, I added about 1C of chocolate chips to the rest of the batch, and the rest of the fam likes them better.
Very good cookie, needs a little more flavor
This will be my 4th Christmas to make this cookie. It is my favorite and requested every year since I started making them. I like that it makes a lot from one batch. I give them as gifts to friends and family wrapped up in pretty packages. They do last a while if you don't eat them up to fast.
My daughter phoned me from Ontario Canada to tell me about this recipe. Made them immediately. They were excellent. I love crispie cookies. These fit the bill! They weren't overly sweet and were devoured in 2 days. A definite must!
Wonderful, but addicting cookies (one is never enough) They bake up nicely and hold up well. I bake a batch and take them camping. They're still good at the end of the week, but only if I keep them hidden. Kind of a pain to mix, but worth it !

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
4 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Cookie Jar Cookies

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.


    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window