Oo Cookies

January 14, 2003

Oo is pronounced in two syllables to rhyme with cuckoo.

Cream sugar, oil, egg and vanilla. Mix flour, soda, salt and dry milk separately, then add to creamed mixture. Dough will appear dense and oily. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten a little if desired. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit just until dry on top, about 10 minutes. Makes 18 cookies, 3 inches in diameter.

Variations That Rock:

  1. Cinnamon — the original 1987 variation with a taste and texture much like snickerdoodles. Just add 1 teaspoon cinnamon with the flour mixture.
  2. Chocolate — Decrease flour to 1-1/8 cups; add 3 tablespoons dry baking cocoa.
  3. Coconut — chewy and delicious; a bit different from coconut macaroons. Just add 1 cup of flaked coconut to dough after mixing.
  4. Peanut Butter Oo (PBO) — Use this ingredient list:
  5. Nuts and/or Chips — add a total of one cup to a cup and a half to the recipe. Experiment! Our favorite mixture is 1/2 cup each of white and chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.