Delicious Amy’s Cookies

When I want something sweet and tasty, I mix up a batch of Amy’s Cookies.  I don’t know who Amy is, or who to give credit for the recipe, but I do know they are delicious! The main ingredient is a bit different, but I promise it will turn out to be a scrumptious treat!

Amy’s Cookies are similar in taste and texture to an oatmeal cookie.  By using Grape Nut Flakes, there is a hint of a nutty flavor without adding nuts. My Mom made these one day when my son was visiting her, and they quickly became one of his favorites.

Since then I have added these to my Friday Cookie Day Rotation. Some days I think the aroma of them baking float through the air in the neighborhood. As they come out of the oven, I have neighbors coming in the back door!

Don’t mistake Grape Nuts for the Grape Nut Flakes.  They are two different things altogether, and the cookies will not come out the same.

Sift Together and set aside:

1 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream Together:

½ cup Shortening
½ cup Granulated Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar

Into the shortening mixture, stir in:

1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Grape Nuts Flakes (not Grape Nuts, but the Flakes!)
1 cup Oatmeal

Stir in the flour mixture until incorporated. In approximately 1 Tablespoon of dough per cookie, place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Yield: Approximately 60 cookies. That is, IF you can keep everyone from snitching ‘samples’!

Use your own homemade Vanilla Extract for your baking. Learn how here:

Vanilla Extract

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.


  1. Julie, I love cookies that include oats, and the flakes might be nice as well. Came over from your link on Lisa’s blog and look forward to exploring your new-to-me blog!

    1. Author

      Welcome, Jean! I love new visitors, and promise to reserve a ‘rocking chair’ just for you! As for Amy’s cookies, I can’t even tell you how delicious they are. They do taste similar to oatmeal, but different enough to be perfect for a glass of lemonade. If I can help in any way, just let me know. There is nothing I love more than a good visit!

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