We are introduced, at an early age, to the sweet wondernous of a cookie. From teething cookies to soothe the swollen aching gums of incoming incisors, onto animal crackers purchased in rectangular-shaped boxes bearing a string handle for easy toting by little fingers. Deciding which part of the animal should be eaten first-the trunk of the elephant or the tail of a lion-depended on how hungry one was. Savor each and every one or simply gobble them down as fast as possible.

My next cookie memory would be the ever famous, possibly all-time favorite, the chocolate chip cookie. There is nothing better than to bite into a round circle of baked dough sprinkled with gooey melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. A chocolate chip cookie can dry tears, heal broken hearts, mend scraped knees and elbows and solve sibling arguments. Most of the problems in the world could likely be solved by a properly baked, right out of the oven, chocolate chip cookie. The power of a cookie is underestimated.

I will attempt in the next 365 days to prepare and comment on a year’s worth of different cookies-one for each day. My goal is to share with others my extreme love of cookies-baking them and especially eating them! Feel free to send me your favorite recipe, your earliest cookie memories, or how cookies may have influenced your life. Cookies Rule!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Cookie Recipe #90 - Cinnamon Bunnies

Here's an Easter recipe for some sweet cinnamony bunnies made from a cake mix. Put a few in your child's Easter basket for a yummy treat!

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3/4 cup butter, softened, 2 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 pkg (18.25 oz) French Vanilla Cake Mix.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.

In large bowl, combine butter, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Blend in cake mix gradually until thoroughly combined. Roll out on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness and cut with 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter of your choice. Place on ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle each cookie generously with cinnamon & sugar mixture.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 6-8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

Makes 3-3 1/2 dozen cookies. Store in airtight container.

"Treasury of Holiday Cookies" published by Publications International, LTD, Lincolnwood, IL, in 1994.

Cookies Rule!!!

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