Sweets For The Sweet

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We’re headed over to my father-in-law’s house today to play some cards (Russian Rummy to be exact) and to take him out to dinner.   He is a wonderful man who just turned 90 last summer and remains active and spry.  I hope that if I live to be that age, I too will keep myself in as good of shape as he has, and does.

To show him how much he means to us, I baked him some cookies to take to him today.  They’re healthy(hence the oatmeal) and yet sweet (the candy addition), just like he is and I hope that he enjoys eating them as much as I enjoyed making them for him.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup candy coated chocolates (I used mini m and m’s)

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
-In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, oil, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth.
-Beat in the eggs one at a time.
-Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients and blend until well combined.
-Stir in the oats and candy.
-Using a teaspoon, drop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets.
-Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are a golden brown.
-Cool a few moments before removing from the baking sheets.

I’m thankful that I still have a good supply of bakery boxes left from my cookie business days. It makes for such a perfect way to present them to him as a gift without him concerning himself about returning a plate, and it sure as heck is a lot better than a zip lock baggie (not that there is anything wrong with that 🙂 !

Or, if I wanted to do a blatent self promotion for my new custom painted ceramic tile boxes, I could show you here, how cute these look in this really awesome custom designed wooden box.  But alas, this isn’t the time or the place *wink* but seriously, how cute is this??? 
I hope you enjoyed this fast and easy recipe for a classic cookie and if you’re interested in finding out more information regarding my painted tile products, please drop me an email.  Thanks and please come again!


  1. Definitely hit my on-button with these! And how cute is that custom box?!? Love!

  2. Oh my goodness, what a perfect box you made for the cookies to go in! Love that tile! What a great gift, especially filled with cookies!

  3. I so love this stuff. thanks for sharing the recipe

  4. I can't decide which I love better–the cookies or the box! Wow!

  5. These would last 5 minutes in our house with Matt

  6. These are the perfect sweets for sweets 🙂

  7. Yummy looking cookies and a cute tile!

  8. So sweet to bake your FIL cookies. Bet he just wanted to stay in and eat them instead of going out to dinner. Really loving your tile boxes Renee 🙂

  9. Oh so cute Renee, That makes me smile! I luv it! Sweets for the sweet, from the sweetest!

  10. My fav cookie! I love everything about your site by the way. Great pics and recipes! Thanks for sharing. Stop by sometime to say Hi!


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