1990s note: These are sandwich cookies, with the top of the sandwich smaller than the bottom. My mother always made these at Christmas when I was young. (And now I do!)
2012: I haven’t made these in many years, but these are great and unique cookies and belong in this collection. I think of these as one of my mother’s “signature” cookies. Although I associate them with Christmas, they could be eaten any time of year!
- 1/2 cup Crisco
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 1 cup oatmeal (quick cooking)
- 1/2 cup coconut
Combine Crisco, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, add corn flakes, oatmeal, and coconut.
Form teaspoons of dough, flatten with bottom of glass dipped in flour. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Form (an equal number of) balls of 1/2 teaspoon dough. Bake for 8 minutes.
Chocolate filling: Melt 1 6 oz. pkg chocolate chips with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Blend in 3 oz. cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Cool.
Spread filling over larger cookies, top with smaller cookies.