In our house cookies are a must. I suppose I spoiled our kids with homemade cookies because now they won’t touch a bag of the store-bought varieties. Perhaps some of these are the reason.

Cookie Burger Sliders

Kids really love this one. Makes 24 sliders.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flaked or shredded coconut
  • A few drops of green food coloring
  • 1 tube red decorator frosting
  • 48 vanilla wafers
  • 24 miniature chocolate covered peppermint patties
  • 1 tube yellow decorator frosting

Instructions

  1. In a zipper bag mix the coconut with a few drops of green coloring. It should become a nice lettuce-green color
  2. ON the flat side of a vanilla wafer cookie put a dab of red frosting.
  3. Arrange a peppermint patty on top.
  4. Add a small pinch of green coconut.
  5. Apply a small dab of the yellow frosting and place another cookie, flat side down, on top.
  6. Repeat. Tip: If the top cookie does not want to stick well, add a little more frosting.

Haystacks

Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • one package of butterscotch morsels
  • 2 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups shoestring potato sticks.

Instructions

  1. Melt one package of butterscotch morsels in a bowl in the microwave according to the package directions. Stir until smooth.
  2. When melted and smooth add in 2 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts and 2 cups shoestring potato sticks.
  3. Stir gently until everything is coated.
  4. Drop onto wax paper with a large spoon to form haystacks. Cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Variations: You can substitute white chocolate or vanilla baking chips, chocolate chips, or different nuts. You will need the potato sticks however, to make haystacks.

Not Your Ordinary Stained Glass Windows

Servings 24 1/2" slices

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1 package colored miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Melt 1/2 cup butter and 1 package chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler. Stir until butter is incorporated and mixture is smooth.

  2. Stir in 1 package colored miniature marshmallows.
  3. Pour the mixture onto wax paper and roll to for two by 6 to 8 inch logs. Cool in the refrigerator until hardened.
  4. When hardened, slice into thin slices with a sharp knife.


Twisted Ranger Cookies

Makes about 36

Ingredients

  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 1 stick butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • Melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and creamy. Just like you do with rice cereal treats.
  • To the melted marshmallow mixture add
  • 2 cups rice cereal
  • 1 3 ounce can of flaked coconut
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup nuts optional
  • 2 cups cinnamon sugar flavored cereal
  • 2 cups honey nut oat cereal

Instructions

  1. Stir until all cereal and fruit are covered. Pour mixture into ta buttered baking pan. Press down firmly. Cool. cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

Variations: You can use the marshmallow base and different cereals, fruit and nuts to create your own original cookies. Give it a try.

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