Saturday, December 5, 2015

Caturday Art: Mudpie Cookies!

Meows from Mudpie!

'Tis the season for baking cookies, so today for my Caturday Art we used PhotoFaceFun to make a Mudpie cookie...don't I look yummy?

I assume that most people know that I was named after the Mud Pie dessert (even though every now and then someone asks Mommy if she liked to play in the mud as a child.) The other day while looking for some new cookie recipes she typed in "Mud Pie Cookies" on a fluke, and was shocked to discover that they are actually a popular "no bake" cookie! She had all the ingredients necessary to make them, which she did right away, and she says they are fantastic, and so easy to make!

With many thanks to Janet is Hungry, here's the recipe:

Mud Pies

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
5 tbsp cocoa
1 cup fine coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oats

1. In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, milk, shortening, cocoa, salt and vanilla. Bring to a boil and remove from heat at once.

2. Add oats and coconut. Stir well.

3. Cool a bit and drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with waxed paper. Chill until set.

(The only thing we changed is we left out the coconut (not a fan) and made bar cookies instead of drop cookies...we're lazy that way!)

Have you made any Christmas cookies yet this year? 
Why not try some Mud Pies?


  1. Oh Wow, those sound so yummy. WE are definitely going to try those. The Mom has been thinking about making some cookies and this is purrfect. Thanks.

  2. Easy and yummy (I'd leave out the coconut, too). You're a cute cookie, too, Mudpie!

  3. Mudpie, you do look yummy - but I wouldn't eat you!!! I'd miss you too much!

  4. Miss Mudpie, you are adorable on those cookies- way to cute to eat. I don't make cookies, my hubby's sister makes a ton of them.

  5. They look easy enough for TW! Pop doesn’t like coconut either. TW would leave out the salt cos she always does and maybe add something else. We always thought Mud Pies contains coffee.

  6. Mmmm. You look good enough to eat on that cookie, Mudpie. And your mom's mud pie cookies look delicious, too. Now excuse me while I go check my cabinets for mud pie ingredients. Purrs!

  7. Yum! And easy too!! Win-win! Thank you for sharing! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

  8. Yum! And easy too!! Win-win! Thank you for sharing! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

  9. You're famous! MOL Mommy bakes cookies every holiday season, but she hasn't started yet.

  10. Thanks for the recipe!
    We love making cookies...have a super weekend.

    Noodle and crew

  11. Mmmm...the mom says she may have to make these. ;)

  12. MmmmMMmmmm!
    Wes going to has to make some of those....
    Yous looks tasty sweet MudPie!
    Nellie (@ Mommy's Blog)

  13. Mudpie looks as scrumptious as that recipe! Thanks for sharing BOTH!! I will have to make those WITH coconut because I AM a fan!