I grew up with 5 brothers and sisters and my mom always had chores for us to do in the summer. We would come downstairs in the morning and there would be lists taped on the chandelier over the kitchen table for each kid. We weren't allowed to watch TV or play until the chores were done, so we would hurry and get to work so we could watch The Price is Right at 10:00.
One of my favorite chores was making cookies for the family. These were a family favorite. The oatmeal, coconut and cornflakes makes for a chewy and delicious cookie. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Corn Flake Cookies
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. shortening
2 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. walnuts (optional)
1 c. sweetened coconut
1 c. corn flakes
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream sugars, shortening and eggs. Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 -8 minutes or until lightly browned and set.
Sending lots of love to my wonderful parents! Starting today they are dedicating 18 months to serve as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They will be at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. I love you Mom and Dad!