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October 4, 2012

Recipe of the Week: Lunch Box Cookies

Sally DeWeese sent in this recipe for lunch box cookies that originated from Mrs. Nicola's Norris Elementary School kindergarten class. "The kids always had their break with milk and cookies --along with great memories," she wrote.

Lunch Box Cookies

1 c. margarine

1 c. sugar

1 c. brown sugar

1 t. vanilla

1 t. almond

2 c. Rice Crispies

2. c. oatmeal

1 c. coconut

2 c. flour

1 t. soda

½ t. baking powder

½ t. salt

Cream together margarine, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and almond; mix well. Add Rice Crispies, oatmeal and coconut. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, salt and add to other ingredients. Shape into balls and press down with fork. Bake at 375° about 10 minutes.

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