Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Magnolia Cookies

One of my all-time favorite movies is Steel Magnolias. I vividly remember the part in the salon where Truvy explains how to make the cuppa cuppa cuppa recipe. Well, this recipe reminded me of that scene. Only this recipe is a half-a-cuppa, a half-a-cuppa -- you'll see. So, I named appropriately.

You'll love these light cookies that have some great texture with all of the bonus ingredients.

Magnolia Cookies

  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c. rice krispies cereal 
  • 1/2 c. coconut
  • 1/2 c. regular oats, uncooked
  • 1/4 c. pecans or nut of your choice
Combine the sugars, butter, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well.
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the cereal, coconut, oatmeal and nuts. Shape into 1-inch balls and place onto a cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with a fork. Bake at a preheated 350-degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Yields 5 1/2 dozen



  1. I love your recipe but just a note on your comment.....the movie is "Steel Magnolias"

    1. Oh my goodness. I can't believe I wrote that. Thank you so much for the catch. I'll fix it.