There's nothing like the smell of good Ole farm baking. You come in from doing up the chores after a long day. Give Mom a kiss and grab a few dumplings and pop them into your mouth to tide you over until dinner. These are easy and fast. Oh, just keeping the cookie jar full.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, prepare cookie sheets (greased)
Cream butter, sugar, egg, bananas and vanilla. Blend in coconut, oatmeal. Add baking powder, salt, baking soda, flour and spices, Mix thoroughly. With 2 in. Cookie scoop drop dough onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Glaze
1 cup powder sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons half and half
When cookies are finished baking, mix ingredients together in a bowl. I use my 2 cup Pyrex measure. With a small spoon drizzle glaze criss-cross over dumplings.
Happy Farm Baking
Perfect last minute Valentine party treat.
1 cup Butter, shortening, margarine
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup rolled oats
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
11.40oz bag milk chocolate M & M's (Valentine color)
Can't help but toot the horn for another Valentine favorite
Red Velvet Cake, if you have never tried it or baked it, set aside a lazy Saturday and indulge.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees: Cream butter sugars until light and fluffy, mix in eggs, pure vanilla & peanut butter. Add to creamed mixture rolled oats, flour soda & salt. Mix thoroughly. Fold in M & Ms.
With small cookie scoop drop on un-greased cookies sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, Cool 2 min. And then transfer to wire cooling rack.
PS. if you want them to be extra beautiful save some candies out to place strategically on the top of cookie dough.
Happy "Valentine" Baking
Our Cubbies are playing in the world series. So I am thinking seven games out, at least, not to be in the kitchen but watching the game. Cookies in the freezer equal a triple hit for me. My cookie jar is prepared to score should the kids come over to root for the Cubs. Go Cubs