Carl Reiner Cookies

Carl Reiner Cookies

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Mary Frances Wasson 0

"From an HBO television show that Carl Reiner (the comedian - Rob Reiner's father) MC'd in the 1980's. Very rich, very fragile cookie but worth it!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 187 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream the cheese and oleo together. Add the flour, sugar and nuts. Mix well.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten thin with wet fingers. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan.
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TOUTSWEET2
12/17/2004

I got this recipe in the 70's when Carl Reiner made them on the Dinah Shore Show. They have become a Christmas favorite with my family and friends. They aren't pretty but the taste is fabulous. They taste better after they are cooled. When I take them as Christmas gifts to the office they are ALWAYS the favorite cookie...I have to give them away or I would eat them all!!

cyncla
6/13/2008

Love these cookies! I've made them off and on for the last 27 years. I use one halved walnut per dropped cookie instead of chopping the nuts and adding to the batter. I couldn't believe how good these were the first time I made them after writing down the ingredients Carl gave inbetween comedy acts on a show he hosted. I ALWAYS double this recipe 'cus they are just soooo good.

DIZ♥
6/17/2014

I used margarine instead of butter because the written instructions stated "oleo." Oleo is the vintage term used back in the 60s and 70s for margarine. It gives it a cake like texture that is both dense, soft, and what some might consider greasy. These are the cookies I grew up with and I loved everything about them. Thanks for the memories!