Kids can help measure and layer the ingredients for this longtime favorite, which makes a terrifc gift for a special teacher.
- 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/4 t. baking soda
- 1/2 c. shortening that doesn't require refrigeration
- 2 c. fruit-flavor crisp rice cereal
- 2/3 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/3 c. coconut
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 23mins
stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in shortening till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
layer in a 1 qt glass jar or canister the following ingredients: half of the cereal, flour mixture, brown sugar, remaining cereal and coconut. Tap jar gently on the counter to settle each layer before adding the next. Cover jar and attach baking directions.
use within 1 month. Heat oven to 375. Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir in 1 beaten egg, 2 tbsp milk, and 1 t. vanilla till combined. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or till edges rae golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and cool. Makes 24.