I do not think I have ever posted about cookies before, but here goes (and yes today was a slow news day around the House of Brent).
The other day I mentioned making spider cookies and received a few ‘gross’ comments, people thinking that I was maybe eating sugar-coated spiders, I guess. Which would be kind of yucky.
But in fact I had made a type of cookie I used to eat as a kid. We always called them spider cookies (I don’t know why).
What follows is the recipe I used. Let me know in comments what you think would make a better name (chocolate macaroon cookies might be their official name though there is some dispute here, figure its safer just to invent a new label instead of getting involved in a nasty cookie turf war).
By the way these things are ridiculously delicious and not good for you in the least. I advise you not to make them if you are at all concerned about your health.
Recipe for the cookies formerly known as Spider cookies:
2 cups brown sugar (I used Cane Sugar instead, just because)
1/2 c. milk (I used Soy Milk instead because one kid is allergic to dairy)
1/2 c. butter (Used dairy free margarine instead)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 c. cocoa
1 c. coconut (flakes)
Combine sugar, milk, butter/margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla, rolled oats, cocoa and coconut.
Drop by teaspoons on waxed paper and cool.
Brent’s comments: These are very sweet, I used sweetened coconut but I’m sure you could get away with unsweetened. I was also considering reducing the sugar a bit so I don’t feel quite so guilty every time I eat one. I keep them in the freezer, they can be eaten straight from that, no need to thaw since they don’t really freeze.
I promise this will be my last food post.