Sunday, October 22, 2006

Monday's Requested Recipe I

Mysterious Bolivia Cookies
( Requested By :
P. Sullivan.)

½ cup splenda or a mix of honey and splenda ( try to avoid sugar)
6 tablespoons solid vegetable fat or butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 table spoon of strong coca tea ( 3 bags in a cup sited for 5 to 10 minutes)
5 or 6 bags of coca tea
1/2 lime or lemon
1 egg ( I love to add an extra one)
About 2-1/3 cups flour, or enough to make a medium soft dough


  • Put fat, salt, liquid coca tea into a bowl, and work with a spoon until creamy.
  • Add the splenda gradually, stirring constantly until well creamed and white.
  • Use a mortar or food processor to make a fine powder from the coca tea bags and mix it with the flour.
  • Mix in the well beaten egg(s), and fold in the flour to a rather soft dough.
  • Divide into 2 or 3 pieces so as to be handled more easily, and roll out on a well floured board to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut with a floured biscuit cutter, lay in baking pan, and bake in a medium oven (325 F) .
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment or Silpats and transfer the cookies to the baking sheets.
  • Gather the leftover dough and re-roll (and re-chill if necessary) and cut.
  • Bake each sheet about 15-20 minutes or until the cookies are firm and just starting to color.
  • Rotate each sheet halfway through for more even baking.
  • Put cookies on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 weeks.

These cookies are ideal for complementing a healthy diet.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good idea for cookies. Maybe I'll make these for breakfast next week.