New to Beneath the Surface summer reading site: Cookies and Books with Mel, our Nutmeg books expert extraordinaire! In this engaging, new series, Mel will highlight the Nutmeg nominated books and make a cookie recipe to go along with the book. In April, you'll get to vote for your favorite Nutmeg book as well as your favorite cookie! The benefits of working with Mel is tasting the cookies. The candy cookies were awesome! Enjoy....
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As promised, here is the delicious recipe for the cookies from Cookies and Books with Mel.
MIKE STELLER MOON PIE
11/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
6 top cooking oil
1/2 pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 '
Line 2 cookie sheets.
Sift dry ingredients together.In a separate bowl, whisk sugar with oil. Add vanilla and sour cream whisk until it is very smooth.
Fold in dry ingredients to mixture until just mixed.
Drop dough on to cookie sheets by teleological 2 inches apart.Lightly spread each cookie into a circle using a spoon.Bake for11 minutes and cookies are firm to touch. Cool completely.
Spread favorite filling on flat side of cookie. Top with another flat side of cookie to create moon pie
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It's back to school day! I hope everyone had an enjoyable first day back....(I hear some grumbles and groans out there!) But hey, there's a three day weekend coming up....Enjoy!
SURVEY: Are you interested in keeping up with Beneath the Surface website? I cannot offer prizes but this will be a great way for you to keep reading and writing. I will also continue to post book trailers, Nutmeg cookies and books with Mel, your reviews, etc. If you are interested in participating in this site throughout the school year let me know by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.