November 5, 2009

coconut krispies

coconut krispies

I have to admit, I didn't make these beauties, I just photographed them. A friend who lives in my neighborhood made them and she just so happens to read my blog.

*** Hi!!! ***

And you lucky readers, I just so happen to get the recipe!

My hubby and I love these cookies. My friend sent over a get-well batch many months ago after my hubby had surgery and we were instantly salivating with each bite. Crispy and crunchy on the outside with a chewy center. It reminds me of delicous shortbread.

Last week, she brought me another batch (don't I know nice people!) but this time around, we paced ourselves. It actually lasted through the weekend but that's because I hid them.

As I type this up, my hubby just asked "Are there any more of those cookies left?"

I can't remember how many are left so my food hoarding instincts kick in. "If there is only one left, you have to share."

Listening to him rummage in the pantry "There's more than one. suh-weet".

Suh-weet indeed.

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coconut krispies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup margarine, room temperature
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg
3.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup rice krispies
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup nuts of your choice. chopped (optional)

Cream together margarine, oil, applesauce and both sugars until fluffy. Add egg and mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add it to the above mixture and mix until well blended.

Fold in rice krispies, coconut flakes and nuts.

Drop by spoonfuls on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes and cookies start getting golden.
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