Cookie Jar Cookies
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!

The Story Behind the Recipe
30 min
1 hr 25 min


3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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


9Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
135Sodium (mg)
18Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  December 19, 2015

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

— says g'ma
Test Kitchen Comment December 29, 2015

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!

— says mallory
  November 22, 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?

— says Ashley
Test Kitchen Comment November 25, 2015

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!

— says mallory
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