Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fruit Loop Cookies

A favorite from childhood.  Mom is making some today.

Froot Loop Cookies!

Fruit Loop Cookies

2 cups Fruit Loops cereal
2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Butter-soft
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts
Orange Icing (recipe follows)

Crush fruit loops and set aside. Sift dry ingredients together. In a seperate bowl, beat together the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and orange juice, stir to combine. Add the flour mixture. Beat well. Stir in fruit loops and walnuts. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees, about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool. Frost with orange icing.

Orange Icing
2 cups sifted Powdered Sugar
3 tablespoons Butter-soft
2 tablespoons(about) Orange Juice
Mix together well, adding a little more orange juice if needed to make of spreading consistency.

Can make smiley faces with fruit loops on top of frosting.


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