Friday, December 18, 2009

Mystery Item Revealed and Sherri Cookies

Some of you knew exactly what this is... some of you, not so much.

The answer is:

It is a tool you use to pull out and push in hot oven racks. The perfect gift for a kitchen gadget junkie like me! Thank you bouncing baby boy!

We are expecting our second snow storm of the season this weekend. Yeah!! 5 to 10 inches of the white stuff. I like nothing more than to curl up on weekends like this with a hot cup of something and some of these cookies. There is no Sherry in them - they are named after a little poodle TBHITW's family had when he was a little. The cookies look like brown poodle curls (to TBHITW and his family anyway)... I just like them because they are decadent and full of chocolate and coconut.

NO BAKE Sherri Cookies (makes about 3 dozen, depending on size)

1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons cocoa

Melt butter and mix everything together in a saucepan over medium heat. But DON'T boil. Kep stirring to dissolve sugar and chocolate. Just as the mixture begins to bubble, take off heat.

Stir in and mix until well coated:
3 cups oatmeal (quick style)
2 cups coconut

Spoon out by tablespoon full onto wax paper to cool and dry. Store in an airtight tin at room temperature - that is if you have any left to actually store.

A Cook's Notes:

You will want to be exceedingly diligent about licking the spoon to get up all that chocolately goodness.


  1. Um. I rarely make these cookies because I have a penchant for shoving them in my mouth at high rates of speed.

    Oh, and I LOVE THAT TOOL!

  2. I made upside down chocolate pudding cake yesterday...

    One of those oven squirrels would have come in handy.

  3. I thought that's what oven mitts were for....

  4. I thought it was a squirrel! LOL!

    gotta try the cookies!

  5. Kate - thanks for stopping by! I have the same problem.

    Phoebe - yum.. are you going to share that recipe?

    Yaya - No, oven mitts are for removing items from the oven. Who knew?

    Otin - It is a squirrel with a dual purpose - nuts and oven duty! Let me know how you like the cookies.


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