Mrs. Cannat’s Mazola Cookies

This is my favorite cookie of all time. It’s my Papa, its happiness, Christmas, and family. This recipe came from Mrs. Cannat my Mom’s art teacher in high school.
She lived across the street from my grandparents and became a big part of their lives. This recipe is a very simple, light, and what I would call old fashioned cookie recipe.
When I was a kid my Papa would bake them because he knew I loved them so much, and my Nana would put them in my very favorite Santa cookie jar that she made. I always knew when I walked in the house Christmas Eve my cookies would be waiting in the Santa cookie jar for me.
Although my Nana and Papa have been gone for too many years I still have the cookie jar, and every Christmas I now do the baking of the Mrs. Cannat Cookies
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Mazola oil
  • 1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
  • 1 Tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of cornflakes (rolled lightly with a rolling pin in a zip bag to equal one cup)
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Mix together brown sugar, sugar and margarine until well blended
  2. Add oil, buttermilk, egg and vanilla
  3. Mix and add flour, baking soda, salt, corn flakes, coconut, chopped nuts
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet
  5. Flatten with glass dipped into sugar
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minute
  7. Seal in an air tight container

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