Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas on the cheap Reindeer Droppings

COME ON!!! Am I right or am I right? How much fun would these be to make with the kids? These are quick and easy cookies that any child or adult can make. Imagine if you added shredded coconut to these? That would really look like reindeer droppings! These cookies are not super sweet which is why I love them.  My kids can enjoy yummy cookies and I don't have to peel them off the walls from their sugar high. Enjoy!

Reindeer Droppings

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
1/2 cup molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional nuts

Combine flour, coca, soda and salt; set aside. Cream shortening and sugar in a large mixing bowl; beat in egg, buttermilk/milk and molasses.  Stir in vanilla; gradually blend in flour mixture.  Fold in nuts if desired.  Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 1/2 inches apart onto a lightly greased baking sheet; bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes or until firm to the touch.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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