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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Buttery Cuppa Cookies ~ Made With a Cup of This and a Cup of That

These cookies are crisp and buttery.  Filled with a "cuppa" this and a cup of that, they are sure to win you over!  
close up of buttery cuppa cookies

        Combine a cup of this, a cup of that to make a batch of these delicious cookies.   These buttery cookies are loaded with goodies and taste amazing. If you came hear thinking I was referring to a "cuppa" tea or coffee, they happen to be great with those as well. You will find these cookies are perfect for just about any occasion. Bake up a batch to see for yourself.

     I found the recipe for these fabulous cookies in an old church cook book. It includes several favorites from my own family along with some from other families in our area.

     I have had the best luck with recipes from that book. They are all favorites from families we know and love.

    Isn't that the way with those church fundraiser cookbooks?  They are always loaded with such gems, especially if it is an old country church like this one.

stacks of cuppa cookies on wire cooling rack

    So I was not particularly surprised how good these cookies were. Even the non-coconut lovers enjoyed them.

     The ingredient list for these cookies may seem a bit long, but it is really a list of pretty common pantry staples.  You might already have on hand anyway.

     So don't scroll down to the recipe card and let the length deter you. It really isn't as crazy as it might first appear.

looking down on crispy buttery lightly golden cuppa cookies

    In fact you might be looking for the perfect use for that little bit of this and that you have laying around.  The best part is the recipe makes a lot of cookies without any superb effort.

   So, they are a great way to help round out those cookie trays you are bringing to holiday parties, neighbors and coworkers. They are also perfect for lunch boxes or gatherings any time of year.

      Of course, I had to make these long before I cold actually pass out trays of Christmas cookies.  So, I made a batch for our Chili Cookoff.

   They were perfect for munching on between yard games and after a bunch of chili.  I also took a tray to share with my coworkers.

   A couple of dozen cookies didn't even make it through the day.  The rest I placed in some air-tight freezer bags and threw them in the freezer.

    My husband has been working around the clock. So I pulled some out for him and the guys to snack on not too long ago.

looking down on freshly baked cuppa cookies with bowls of oatmeal and rice krispies nearby

   I kept a couple aside, you know for quality assurance sake. They were still great! 
   So feel free to make them ahead and freeze them for when you need a little pick me up! I also love freezing balls of cookie dough to bake later.

    Just scoop balls of dough onto cookie sheets and freeze for at least a couple of hours. Then put the balls of dough in a freezer bag.

scooping small scoops of cuppa cookie dough onto silicone mat lined baking tray

    When you are ready, just grab some balls of frozen dough. You can bake them straight from the oven if you'd like, but they might not quite as flat and airy.

    Just keep an eye on them as they bake. They may take an extra minute or two to bake through and get that beautiful light golden color.

    Alternatively, place them on a cookie sheet and let them thaw for a half hour before baking. That will help them spread into the flat cookies you see in the pictures. 

golden buttery cuppa cookies made with a cup of several different things ready to be eaten

      I love cookies that are loaded with goodies like this. Monster cookies are another loaded cookie that we love both at the holidays and all year long or kitchen sink cookies are a loaded chewy cookie.

     If it is the buttery goodness that drew you in, I would also recommend melting moments or our family's favorite fudge dipped crescent cookies.

Watch us bake up a batch on YouTube

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old fashioned cookie recipes, coconut cookies, crisp buttery cookies
How to make old fashioned buttery cuppa cookies with a cup of this and a cup of that light and buttery cookies are fun to make. They have a cup of this and a cup of that mixed into the dough. Then they bake up to a yummy treat. I found the recipe in an old church cookbook and we've been hooked ever since. They are great for just because, but would be a fun addition to your Christmas cookie trays as well.
Yield: 72 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
Buttery Cuppa Cookies

Buttery Cuppa Cookies

These cookies are crisp and buttery. Filled with a "cuppa" this and a cup of that, they are sure to win you over!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and get your cookie sheets ready.
  2. Cream together sugars and butter. Add oil, eggs and vanilla and beat to mix.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients until completely mixed.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoon full (I used my small cookie scoop) onto cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack until completely cool.



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These cookies are crisp and buttery. Filled with a "cuppa" this and a cuppa that, they are sure to win you over!


  1. Being British, 'cuppa' to me means a cup of tea, which I'm sure these would go perfectly with. Sound tasty!

    1. They would be perfect with your tea! Thanks!

  2. These seem awfully familiar to me! My mom used to make a cookie that had very similar ingredients. We called them Children's Cookies (not sure why?!) I sure hope they're similar, because they are awesome!

    1. I hope they are similar too! That would be so much fun to have Children's Cookies again!

  3. I love cookies that are a bit of this and a bit of that. It makes me think of the way my Grandmother used to bake. These are so yummy sounding.

    1. And if grandma did them that way, it has to be good! Thank you!

  4. I love this "cuppa" recipe! Can't wait to try it.

  5. I love the name of these cookies. I thought perhaps they would contain coffee as in "cuppa". They sound delicious, can't wait to try them. Thanks so much for hosting this event.

    1. They'd be great dunked in a cuppa! They are definitely worth making sometime. Thanks for baking with us!

  6. Oh yeah... These sound so good! Love the name, too!

  7. These sound so good and I love the light color!

  8. I LOVE simple recipes like this!! And they look so delicious!

  9. Love those ingredients, and that they freeze well!YUM!

    1. They really make a great cookie, thank you!

  10. What a great combination Carlee!! These look really good, can't wait to try them. Thanks for another great recipe!!!!

  11. Love the name and love the ingredients!
    Looks delicious!

  12. What a great way to make cookies!

  13. yummo. That is all I have to say, as I stuff some of them in my mouth! Thanks for sharing at our cookie swap! Celebrate365 Cookie Exhange!

    1. Ha! Have a few more while you're at it! ;-)

  14. Any cookie I can dunk in my tea is a sure winner! I shared Thumbelina cookies yesterday that have a buttery base and I just love any buttery taste in a cookie like these! Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend!

    1. Your Thumbelina cookies look amazing! Thank you

  15. Now that is quite the recipe. I think that this is a great recipe for my kids to make. It sounds pretty simple and delicious!

    1. The kiddos will love making and eating these!

  16. These sound amazing~ They look gorgeous, too. I think I have seen something like this before but have never tried - I will now~
    Thanks CArlee for another winner!

    1. You definitely should, they are super tasty! Thank you!

  17. With a Cup of coffee or tea, oh so good! Have a great start to your week!


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