Day 8 of sharing recipes that you'll love for the holidays - one from each of the 10 years of Cooking with Friends calendars. Please view my earlier blogs to see earlier art and recipes.
Cooking with Friends, 2016
We have to have some sweets during the holidays! I'm not much of a baker, but I'm willing to spend the time to make these unusual and delicious cookies!
My elementary school friend Becca Mitchell made these for a "girlfriend reunion" and I was hooked after the first bite, even though I don't often eat sweets. Becca got this recipe from another friend's Mom. Dawn Hees shared her Mom's recipe even though she doesn't make them - she had Becca do it! So I got Dawn to share this, and I credit both Dawn and Becca for introducing me to these yummy cookies. This weekend I'll make my own batch - one of the few things I'll bake for Christmas.
I used a palette knife to paint these colorful oranges - hope you enjoy the art, too!
Two Oranges by Claudia True
Available in prints of various sizes
Robbie's Orange Candy Cookies by Dawn Hees
Mix 1/2 cup flour with orange slices and chop into small pieces. The flour helps when chopping the sticky candy slices. Crush corn flakes slightly. Sift 1 1/2 cups flour with baking soda and salt. Blend butter and sugar, add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add sifted ingredients, mix well, add candy, coconut, cornflakes, nuts and mix. Roll into small balls, place on greased and floured cooking sheet - or parchment paper. Use a fork dipped in water to slightly flatten balls. Bake for 12 minutes at 325 degrees.
Enjoy the front and back covers of the 2016 calendar - another year of colorful art and favorite recipes of my friends.
A huge part of holidays is the aroma of things baking. I know you'll love these little orange delights!
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.