Carl Reiner Cookies

Carl Reiner Cookies


"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!"


servings 187 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • 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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  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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  1. 11 Ratings


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...

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 ho...

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 b...

I got this recipe when Carl Reiner was on An Evening at the Improv on HBO in the early 80's. I lost the recipe a few years ago and just found it here. I'm so glad to have this, the cookies are...

I got this recipe on the HBO Comedy Special, made it a few times, loved it, but eventually misplaced it. I finally have it back, and I can't wait to make it again. Thanks for posting this!!

I had 4oz of cream cheese left over from a recipe and went looking for a cookie recipe and came across this one. These are so good they melt in your mouth and didn't last long at all. So easy to...

Excellent. These cookies are so, so easy to make and taste wonderful. I'll be making these often from now on. The great thing is that they are not picky. If you overcook them a little, it's no b...

Great cookies!!

Rich or not, these didn't seem to have a whole lot of taste.