Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spellbinder Cookies

These cookies truly are spellbinding. They are good on their own, but once you add the icing, they are simply amazing! My recipe made 33 cookies.

Cookie Batter Recipe

*1 cup softened butter (or 2 sticks)
*1 cup light brown sugar, packed
*1 egg
*1 1/2 tsp baking powder
*1 1/2 cups flour
*1/4 tsp salt (I always do just a pinch)
*1 cup oatmeal
*1 cup shredded coconut
*1 cup chopped pecans
*1/2 cup crushed corn flakes (I didn't have corn flakes so I used rice crispies)

-Preheat oven to 350degrees.
-Cream butter and add sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
-Add egg and mix completely.
-Sift flour, salt and baking powder together.
-Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
-Combine oatmeal, coconut, pecans and corn flakes and hand mix into the batter.
-Add to baking sheet lined with parchment paper (easy cleanup and the cookies won't stick or burn.. unless you leave them in the oven too long!)
-Bake for 9 minutes then rotate and bake another minute.
-Cool on pan for 3 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.
-Ice your cookies when they are completely cooled (or you'll have a mess)

Icing Recipe
*2 cups sifted powdered sugar
*2 tbsp butter
*1 tsp vanilla (or coconut, almond .. whatever you'd like the icing flavor to be)
*Approx. 1 tbsp hot water

-In a medium saucepan, melt butter and add vanilla.
-Mix in powdered sugar and correct consistency with hot water.
-Top each cooking with about 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp icing.



Gather all ingredients before you begin. I find this the easiest way to bake!




Mix all of the ingredients together as listed above.



Mis butter, vanilla and powdered sugar - This is for the icing
 

Place cookies on cooling rack.


Ice cookies (tip, place paper towel below to catch icing

Ways to decorate



My garden flowers and cookies. Just another view.
 

I picked flowers from my garden and placed in a stem-less wine glass. Put cookies on cake dish for pretty presentation.


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