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The Cook's Corner - Outlandish Oatmeal Supremes

Hello! Welcome to The Cook's Corner! I've been baking away today and thought I would share my FAVORITE cookie recipe with you. This recipe has been in my family for years. I can't even remember who actually handed it down first but I am SO glad it was passed on to me. We call it OUTLANDISH OATMEAL SUPREMES and COOKIE CREME. These cookies are way, way better than anything "Little Debbie" could bake. LOL! They are actually cookie sandwiches. Let's take a look at the ingredients and recipe.
Outlandish Oatmeal Supremes
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour, plain
2 eggs
3/4 cup coconut
3 cups quick-cooking oats
Cookie Creme
5 tablespoons flour, plain
1 cup milk
1 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon salt
Now, I've learned a few tips from my MIL, Ann, that have made baking cookies a little quicker and more accurate. First of all ALWAYS use Parchment Paper to line your cooking sheets and for accurate cookie sizes use a melon ball scoop. The parchment paper provides for even browning and easy clean-up. The scoop makes spooning out the batter quick and efficient plus your cookies are all the same size.

Step #1. Mix first 8 ingredients together.

I like to mix my eggs and melted butter together separately, then add it to my dry mix.

Mix ingredients well. The cookie batter will be very coarse and a little dry.

Step #2. Drop scoops of cookie mix using the melon scooper onto cookie sheet. I like to keep 12 cookies per sheet. This gives the cookies room to expand.

You will have enough cookie mix to make 48 cookies. However, since these are sandwich style cookies, it takes two cookies each. So you will have 24 sandwiches when done.
Step #3. Bake cookies one sheet at a time for 8 minutes in 350 degree oven.
Step #4. While cookies are baking, mix 5 tablespoons of flour with 1 cup of milk. Cook over medium heat until a thick paste is formed. Remove from heat and chill in refrigerator.

Step #5. While the paste is chilling, mix 1 cup Crisco shortening with 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well in a bowl with an electric mixer.
Step #6. Remove paste from refrigerator, add to Crisco mixture one tablespoon at a time. Mixing after each addition until smooth.

Step #7. Once cookie creme is prepared, spoon one teaspoon or so on the bottom of one cookie. See demonstration below.

Next, top with a second cookie making the cookie sandwich.
See below.
Continue assembling cookie sandwiches until you are finished. You will have 24 Outlandish Oatmeal Supreme Cookie sandwiches. Serve with Ice Cold Milk! Yummy!

I do hope you enjoy this recipe. It is my FAVORITE cookie recipe and I'm sure you will love it!
These cookies are the "hit" every time I attend a Cookie Exchange or party where I take them.
Oh, as a note of interest. In my ingredients photo you might have noticed Vanilla Extract. The original recipe doesn't call for it but I like to add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the cookie creme. It really gives the creme a wonderfully delicious flavor. See you tomorrow. Until then,
Happy Cooking


Tardevil said...

Sounds yummy! :O)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sounds yummy? LOOKS delicious.

I'll have to put it on my "try it later" list. I had enough sweets over the holidays to last me through 2009!

Melanie said...

Oooooohhhhhh....I remember these well!

Gone said...

Mmmmmmmmm....this sounds delicious! I'm adding a LINK onto my side-bar...for things to make and bake for friends and family!! I don't want to lose this recipe!

Melissa Miller said...


Thank you so much for telling us about the melon ball idea. I definitly needed to know this...:)
You would laugh at some of our cookies sizes.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

These look so delicious and just sound so yummy. Thanks for sharing the melon ball idea. I can see where cookies would be more uniformed and prettier. A cookie exchange must be a southern thing. I had never heard of it unitl the last few months. I may have to start one up our way..
hugs ~lynne~

Charlene said...

Yum I am going to try these goodies. I am going to have to bookmark your spot. I was late to post about your tablescape (sorry just did it today) but it was soooooooooo gorgeous! And speaking of gorgeous... you are so photogenic. Enjoyed the visit & I'll be back.

Carolina Mama said...

You're sweet to share a family favorite. These look great. Like your picture in your kitchen.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, this recipe sounds soooo good. Thanks for sharing. Marty

Kristens Creations said...

These sound wonderful! I will be trying this recipe soon. You asked about the prices of the frames.... they are listed on my Etsy store. I will be posting more soon. I'm lovin your blog!! Kristen

Melissa Miller said...

I have passed a sweet award on to you! :)

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Can I just send you my address and you mail me some of these? LOL I saved this recipe...I would love to try this soon. If you get a chance, I left something for you over at my blog. Blessings, Barb

A Hint of Home said...

They look yummy! I will have to try them soon. Company is starting to book their reservations for the year. (I have a lot of out of town guests). I'm always looking for new recipes. Thanks!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

These sound so yummy! WHEN I get my stove fixed, I will have to try these! :) I'm in no hurry, enjoying to mini-vacation from cooking. LOL! I adore the silver aluminum tray that you have placed the cookies on. I have several pieces and love their versatility when entertaining!

Your "spice tablescape" below is fabulous! I wanted that tablerunner from PB last year, when it was on sale after Christmas, but at the time, just couldn't make it work with my colors. You did an amazing job coordinating everything! You have such a eye for detail!

Thanks for your prayers and encouraging comments for my family! We really appreciated them! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

PS...Thanks for the tips on cooking cookies with the parchment paper and melon scooper! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Alisa, )
I've just had the best time browsing the HI Catalog online. What beautiful items. I can't believe I had never heard about them before now.
I think I've already picked what I want. I still can't believe I actually won! This is awesome!

Thanks again for being so generous. You are too kind.

I will let you know as soon as I get the package from you in the mail.
~Melissa :)

Ann said...

Alisa, I finally figured out how to leave a comment. You are doing a great job. Your instructions are awesome and your pictures are great. I am so proud of you.
Love you,

Jewel Sauls said...

Those cookies look delicious! I will definitely try them soon! Thanks so much for sharing that recipe!!!!!


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