Hollywood Cookies

Hollywood Cookies

February: Hollywood Awards Season

Roll out the red carpet and host a Hollywood-themed party at home! With the Golden Globes and Oscars scheduled around this time of the year, snack on something sweet while watching one of the many movie awards shows or the nominated films themselves.

As an alternative to popcorn, we sometimes bake Hollywood cookies. But these are not the same as the diet products, even though they look somewhat similar. Some of the skeletal-looking stars should be eating these Hollywood cookies instead of the diet ones. These treats contain crunchy corn flakes, chocolate chips, oatmeal and shredded coconut and can give some extra weight to some of the scary-skinny celebrities.

Meanwhile, us mere mortals can indulge once in a while and during Hollywood awards season and eat delicious Hollywood cookies for an at-home film festival or Oscar viewing party.


(From Lisa L.)


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips


Cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the egg. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Gradually add this to the mixture and blend well.

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Stir in the oatmeal. Add the vanilla. Gently fold in the corn flakes cereal. Sprinkle in the coconut.

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Add the chocolate chips and mix until it becomes a sticky dough. Roll into one-inch balls and place them about two-inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes until slightly flattened. Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool to a crisp. Yield: Approximately 3 dozen cookies.

Hollywood Cookies


  • Thanks to our film fanatic friend Lisa L. for the Hollywood cookies recipe. She got it from an old church fundraising cookbook in Nebraska. She does not know how the cookies got their name but says, “I think they are called Hollywood cookies because of the (coco)nuts and flakes in them!”
  • Thanks to Islander’s Mommy for the fake gold Oscar statuette which she bought as a souvenir from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.