Sunday, December 19, 2010
Gone, but not forgotten
I can't and won't throw them away. Years ago I was lucky enough to get a recipe from my local bakery--Recycled Cookies. (This was long before recyling was in vogue). Please keep this recipe in mind when you have cookies, cake, or (at New Years?) fruitcake that seems past it's prime.
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
3 cups rolled oats (not instant oatmeal)
2 - 2 1/2 cups crumbled cookies, cake, or fruitcake
Cream together shortening and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt, soda, and cookie/cake/fruitcake crumbs.
At this point you will need to add some liquid to moisten. If you have used chocolate cookie crumbs/cake add milk or coffee. Otherwise, use orange or apple juice. You want to add just enough to moisten but not end up with a sticky/gluey mass.
Form the dough into a roll 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until firm. Slice 1/4 inch thick and bake on lightly greased baking sheet at 375 degrees F for about 8 minutes.