Monday, December 12, 2016


I have to admit I had to look up the word "grassroot" to see if I could find a meaning to explain why Susanna Schrock from Wheatland, Missouri might call her cookies in Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook (Desserts) Grassroot Dream Cookies. While the definition (the most basic level of an activity or organization) didn't help me any, the first synonym listed did - popular. After making and eating one of these cookies, I am sure they could also be called Popular Dream Cookies.

I was making these cookies to take for the men who were serving us at the Ladies Christmas Tea at my church earlier this month. (I shared with you the Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe that I made for the ladies at Friend Janice and my table.) I had some holiday vanilla chips that were green and red that I thought would look festive for the occasion that I decided to add to the recipe. (I made one cookie sheet full just as the recipe read and then the next two I added a few of the colored chips.)


1/2       cup margarine (I did use a stick of butter)
1/2       cup sugar
1/2       cup packed brown sugar
1           egg
3/4      teaspoon vanilla
1           cup flour
1           teaspoon baking powder
1/4       teaspoon baking soda
1/4       teaspoon salt
1/2       cup rolled oats
1           cup cornflakes
1/2       cup flaked coconut (I did use unsweetened coconut)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

Cream together the margarine/butter and sugars.

Add egg and vanilla; blend til smooth. (Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.)

Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture.

Stir in oats, cornflakes, and coconut. (You don't have to crush the cornflakes, the beater on your mixer will bake them up as you blend in the ingredients.)

Drop by spoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. (I used my cookie scoop that holds 1 tablespoon of water. It isn't necessary to flatten the dough; the cookies will flatten as they bake.)

Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

(Let cool about 1 minutes before removing the cookies to finish cooling on a wire rack.)
Makes about 3 dozen crisp cookies.

I added about 1/4 cup (I didn't really measure them. If you want to add some chips, add however many you like.) vanilla holiday chips - red and green.


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