Thursday, March 5, 2009

Suzy's Mud Cookies

This is a bit of a funny recipe, but I made them with no problem. The hit of girls' camp!

1 1/2 + 6 T. butter
1 c. + 2 T. cocoa
3 c. brown sugar
1 T. vanilla
3 eggs
4 1/2 - 6 c. flour, as needed
1/2 - 1 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. salt

Melt butter and cocoa together in microwave. Stir to fully incorporate. Add brown sugar and mix. Add vanilla and eggs and mix.

Add 2 c. flour and mix. Add 1/2 c. buttermilk and mix. Add 2 c. more of flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add more flour as needed -- the consistency should be slightly less thick than playdough. (it should cling to a spoon or fall off in a clump)

Drop by tablespoons and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should have a cracked surface.

*Bake 2 or 3 cookies as a test batch -- if they are too flat, add more flour. If too puffy, add more buttermilk.

Cool and frost with:

4 c. powdered sugar
6 T. butter
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/4-1/2 c. milk

Makes a lot.

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