Double Cruncher Sandwich Cookies

Cookies: Double Crunchers

Cookies: Double Crunchers

Serves 2 1/2 doz
Allergy Egg, Wheat
Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pillsbury's Best All Purpose Flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Diamond Crystal Salt
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg (unbeaten)
  • 1/2 teaspoon French's Vanilla
  • 1 cup corn flakes (crushed)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 cup Nestle's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (6-oz package)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup Cream Cheese

Directions

Cookie
1. Sift flour with soda and salt; set aside
2. Add sugars gradually to shortening, creaming well.
3. Blend in egg and vanilla; mix well.
4. Stir in flour mixture, then add corn flakes, rolled oats and coconut. [by hand]
5. Shape by teaspoonsful into balls; place on greased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in flour.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. [Place on cooling racks as they come out of oven.]
Filling
7. Melt chocolate chips with powdered sugar and 1 Tablespoon water {in small saucempan] over boiling water.
Fillling
8. Blend in 1/3 C cream cheese, beating until smooth. Cool.
Assemble
9. Place flat sides of two cookies together with filling [spread thickly], sandwich style.

Note

I have given you the recipe-- complete with four brand-name products-- just as it came from a newspaper insert that I clipped some time in the 70s. As far as I can tell, French's does not make vanilla extract any more. The other products are available, but that doesn't mean you must use them in this recipe. I found it interesting that the recipe combined products from various companies that advertised in the newspaper supplement.

I have made the cookie with both flaked and shredded coconut. Shredded makes a somewhat smoother cookie. I measure the cornflakes before crushing, otherwise the cookie has too much cornflake.

These cookies do not spread, so you can place them fairly close together on the cookie sheet. You'll have to make them small if you want to actually get 2 1/2 dozen.

Final note. Spread the filling thickly, or you'll have a lot left over and you'll eat it. Then you'll be sorry when you step on the scales.

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