Friday, March 27, 2009

Food for "thought" Friday

Wheatie Cookies are one of my all time favorite cookies. My great grandmother gave this recipe to her granddaughters, and my mom has made them for me and my siblings for as long as I can remember. When I moved out, my mom passed this recipe on to me. And lemme tell ya- it sounds weird, but they are SO DANG GOOD! Trust me- just try em!

Wheatie Cookies

1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
2 c. coconut
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. wheaties (hence the name) or other flake cereal (use bran flakes if it makes you feel better about eating them!)

Cream shortening and sugars. Add beaten eggs and mix thoroughly. Add coconut and mix until incorporated. Sift dry ingredients (or stir with a wire whisk) and add to wet ingredients. Blend in vanilla. Stir in cereal. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE.


Michelle Smiles said...

Mmmmm...cookies...and I love coconut but hubby doesn't so I wouldn't have to share.