Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cookie #23 - Arkansas Bird's Nests

Since Arkansas is the 'natural' state, I toyed with the idea of an organic cookie. Seeing as I just did a vegan cookie I thought something that said 'nature' was a bit more fitting. Enter the bird's nest no-bake cookie. These cookies are adorable and look just like a little nest with eggs. They're super sweet, super chewy and super easy to make. The bonus is you don't need the oven on days like today when the thermometer hits 100+!

Arkansas Bird's Nest No-Bake Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1./2 cup cocoa
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup slivered almonds
72-75 yogurt raisins or yogurt peanuts (three per cookie)

In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa.  Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Once mixture has reached a rolling boil, cook for five minutes stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add vanilla, oats, coconut and almonds.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper.  Make a small indentation in the center of each mound with the back of a tablespoon and nestle three yogurt raisins in the indentation.

*Edited to fix all the spelling errors because I blogged this from my iphone while waiting for a friend outside the movie theater last night.  Ha!

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