Black-Eyed Susans Recipe

One of the most satisfying snack of all time for me is Black-Eyed Susans. I relish these crispy and crunchy cookies. This is a well listed recipe that makes baking this simple. I'm sure you will enjoy this too.
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Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMethod
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Granulated sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Egg1
 Vanilla3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Sifted flour3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Quick cooking oats1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Coconut3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Cooked prunes1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2548 Calories from Fat 1145

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 131 g201.1%

Saturated Fat 45.5 g227.5%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 1063.3 mg44.3%

Total Carbohydrates 336 g112%

Dietary Fiber 13.3 g53.3%

Sugars 204.7 g

Protein 22 g45%

Vitamin A 4.9% Vitamin C 3.3%

Calcium 6.8% Iron 42.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven at 400° F.
2) Grease a baking sheet.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, add the shortening and beat till light.
4) Add in the sugar and mix till light and fluffy.
5) Add in the egg and vanilla and beat well.
6) Combine and sift the flour and salt.
7) Add in the oats and stir into the creamed mix.
8) Blend well and refrigerate.
9) Form small balls out of the dough and coat each with coconut.
10) Arrange on the baking sheet.
11) Using the handle of a knife, form a dent in the top of each ball.
12) Place in the oven at 300° F and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
13) Cool on a wire rack.
14) Mix together the prunes and sugar.
15) Gently cook, stirring constantly, till the mix thickens.
16) Refrigerate.
17) Place a spoonful of prune mix in the hollow of each cookie.

SERVING
18) Serve as a snack.
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