Mom's Garbage Cookies

Mom's Garbage Cookies


"Sliced refrigerator cookie."


servings 217 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream together sugars and shortening. Add in flour, salt and baking soda. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in rest of ingredients and work dough with your hands until mixed.
  2. Divide dough in 1/2. Place each half on waxed paper. Form two long rolls. Refrigerate 1-2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Slice dough 1/4 inch thick. Place on cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I've used this recipe several times now, and have loved it every time. Try throwing in more than just chocolate chips and dates (butterscotch or peanut butter chips and raisins or other dried ...

These were great! Just a few changes... used rice krispies instead of corn flakes (didn't have any) and butter instead of shortening. Also did not use dates. Pecans made them awesome. They went ...

The taste of these cookies is so familiar.. I'm not sure why, but I'm thinking of junior high cooking class. :) I didn't have dates, and although I thought of substituting Craisins, I decided to...

Still refrigerating dough rolls. Going to leave refrig rolls overnight. Dough was quite soft & sticky forming into a roll, but my kitchen was quite warm. Used margarine. Added 1 C chopped walnu...

Aweful. I left out the nuts. The cookies were hard and too sweet.

YUM! I used margarine instead of butter to make them chewy, and I used Raisin Bran intead of frosted flakes and then used 1/2 cup of raisins instead of the 1 cup of dates. I didn't find them to ...

amazing cookies!!! they were a hit with my office. Everyone wanted the recipe.

Very good. I made it with butter because i didnt have shortening, and i used 3/4 cup of each sugar. I added coconut and almond extract, they turned oit awesome.

With a bit of modification you can make these into Trashcan Cookies like to one yu can buy at Sheetz...YUMMY!