Best-Ever Cookie Recipe

Best-Ever Cookie Recipe

Best-Ever Cookie RecipeIn our house, these cookies don’t last long enough to make it overnight in the cookie jar.

I put them in and by the next morning, the jar is empty.



  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Margerine or Crisco or butter substitute (vegetable oil works as well)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Tbps molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, ground to flour in the blender
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 12-16 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional but yummy)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream butter and sugar. Add molasses, eggs, and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients then add to creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips and coconut.

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Makes 4-5 dozen.


I make about 18 cookies and then store the rest of the batter covered in the refrigerator. Then I can pull the mixture out whenever the kids want cookies for dessert and make a pan or two. I have found the batter lasts in the fridge for up to a week or so with no problems.


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  • Oooh – cookies I could eat! Yum. They sound really good.

    • Kirsten West

      Thanks! By the way, we tried your July 4th cookie/cake with the berries on top recipe — my kids and husband said it was the best they ever had! Thank you for that.

  • Going to try these

    • Kirsten West

      They are healthy too! (sort of…)