Recipe By Elaine Ogden
Published Dec 19th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 2 dozen Calories 122.1

Rich cookies…. my kids love them!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavored extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cornmeal

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Add the egg. Sift together the flour, baking powder and cornmeal. Add in the vanilla, butter flavoring and salt.
  2. 2 Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until edges just turning slightly brown. Do not overbake.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 122.1
  • Carbohydrate 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol 7.8 mg
  • Fat 6.8 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 48.5 mg
  • Sugar 6.3 g


  1. Cookies are delicious. My reason for lowering this rating is due to how the recipe is written. If baker has previous experience they should be able to sort out how long to cream shortening sugar and eggs and possibly how long to mix after adding dry ingredients. Also what is the serving size? Is it - Read more ...
  2. I don't know why I'm surprised that I liked these so much you allrecipes reviewers never steer me wrong! These cookies were great. A slight crunch in texture is the unexpected and delightful addition to regular cookies. These are great plain and with raisins and I bet chocolate chips would go very well too. I - Read more ...
  3. Quick easy & tasty! Didn't have butter extract so I used 1tsp. of vanilla instead. Also used the butter flavored Crisco. (that's what I had on hand) The recipe made 29 cookies using a level 1oz. cookie scoop. Cooked 6 min. rotated the pans & then cooked 7 min. more. Perfect! Make sure to cool - Read more ...
  4. Pretty darned good! I love cornbread muffins so I wanted to try this recipe. I substituted margarine for the shortening and omitted the butter extract because I didn't have those ingredients. Also just for an extra treat I added 1/2 cup of raisins (saw that in another cornbread cookie recipe here). My cooking time was - Read more ...
  5. These remind me of Russian Crescent Cookies. The cornmeal gives it the slight coarseness the ground walnuts give the Crescent Cookies. Like another review said don't cook over 14 minutes. They will harden more once out of the oven. Great bite sized treats and addictive.
  6. These cookies are simple and delicious! I followed the recipe as stated except I skipped the butter flavored extract because I didn't have any. Also there is no baking time listed so I baked them for 13 minutes. These cookies did come out a little dry for me but I'm sure a glass of milk - Read more ...
  7. We loved these! They taste like little sweet bites of cornbread but with a cookie texture. Thanks for the recipe!
  8. These cookies are good: I didn't change or add anything. Where the recipe calls for butter flavor extract I just used the same amount of butter. I didn't have any butter extract. Be sure after everything is added that you mix from the bottom of the bowl up. I used my hands to be sure - Read more ...
  9. Verrrrry good. Good with added nuts
  10. Very easy recipe! I love it!

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