Shower Recipe Cards – Haystacks

If you can melt butter, you can make these cookies!  I’m going to call them cookies because I’m not all that sure what else to call them.

They are the easiest cookie ever!  No oven was turned on for the making of these cookies (again not sure what to call them).
I had to do an edit on this post because I thought this was my aunts recipe but its not. It’s Dan’s aunts recipe!  He came home from work and knew the difference right away. After that I went through the recipe box to fine my aunts recipe. So I’ll have to make those next week. The battle of aunts haystacks/macaroons!  It could get ugly people!!
3C oatmeal
1C coconut
6T coca powder 
1/2C butter
1/2C milk
1C sugar
1t vanilla 
Stir together oatmeal, coconut and coca powder.
In a sauce pan melt together butter, milk and sugar. Bring to a boil, boil for one minute and stand back and add the vanilla.
Then mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Scoop and place on wax paper.
Sorry I didn’t take progress pictures. It was all just happening so fast!
I used my teaspoon cookie scoop and got 56 cookies. 


Non-dairy Ice Cream

Have you ever tried putting a frozen banana in the food processor?  Well, if not, I’m about to change your life!
I give you a non-dairy banana raspberry ice cream…
Ingredients (makes two really good helpings, and I mean really):
2 frozen bananas
1C frozen raspberries
1T unsweeten coconut
1t honey
1/2C (ish) coconut milk (I use Coconut Dream)
Put everything in the food processor and whip it all up together.
So easy!  
note, that I have done this in the blender before but it takes a little
longer to get the creamy consistency.  I find it easier just to pull
out the food processor.  It makes for more dishes but that’s ok!  As you
all know, Dan’s the dish man!!!  Bee ba bop ba dop bop!



Shower Recipe Cards – Benne Wafers

For the second recipe I made “Benne Wafers”…  which I should have Googled before starting!  I had no idea what I was making.  Little did I know that in the end, I would get these delicious thin cookies.  They aren’t overly sweet, would be a good pairing for coffee or tea and a good book.
Ingredients (recipe said it makes 36 but I was able to get 54):
1C sesame seeds
3/4C melted butter
1 1/2C packed brown sugar (I ran out of brown sugar and had to use white sugar for the rest)
1 egg
1t vanilla extract
1C all purpose flour
1/4t salt
1/4 baking powder
Preheat oven to 375f and place sesame seeds on an ungreased baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes until lightly browned.  I must stress that sesame seeds burn really fast so watch these suckers or they will burn.  I thought I had over cooked them and when I pull them out of the oven transferred them to another cool baking sheet.
Mix brown sugar, melted butter, egg, flour, vanilla, salt, baking sugar and sesame seeds together.  
I was a little startled by browning the sesame seeds that I forgot to add them to the mixture at first and added them after.

Drop dough by 1/2t full 1 1/2 inches apart onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake for 4-6 minutes until light brown.  
Let cool.

And enjoy!