Kindness Recipe ~ Boomerang Cookies

boomerang cookie

Kindness Boomerang Cookies

“Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.”

Happy World Kindness Day

The boomerang is a great symbol for kindness. Like a boomerang, kindness doesn’t always come directly back to us, but it is usually the case that “what goes around, comes back around.”

Be sure to blend with liberal conversation about the importance of kindness for best results. Prep Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 20 minutes. Cool Time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Clover Stornetta butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (plus a little more for dusting the tops)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or almond flavoring
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Directions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Beat butter and sugar fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg and flavoring.
  4. Mix flour in slowly.
  5. Fold in nuts.
  6. Have children (of any ages*) roll 2 tbsp. of mixture into logs on a surface dusted with powdered sugar.
  7. Bend to make boomerang shapes.
  8. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar.
  11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  12. Serve with thoughtfulness.
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No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies


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These cookies are easy and fun to make, and the gem-like colors of the fruit preserves make them great for holiday celebrations. Use a variety of Mediterranean Organics Fruit Preserves to create a rainbow of colors and fruity flavors. Makes about 2 dozen.

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup pitted dates
  • 3 cups Country Choice Organic Old Fashioned Oats (aka quick oats)
  • 1 ½ cup Woodstock Almond Butter
  • ½ cup Woodstock Farms Shredded Coconut
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup Mediterranean Organics Preserves

Method

  1. Place dates into a medium bowl, cover with hot water and set aside to let soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of the soaking liquid, and then drain dates well.
  3. In a food processor, pulse oats until coarsely ground; transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Transfer dates and reserved 1/2 cup soaking liquid to food processor and purée until smooth.
  5. Add date mixture, almond butter, coconut, orange zest and juice, cinnamon and salt to bowl with oats and knead together to make a dough.
  6. Roll dough into 24 balls, transferring them to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray as done.
  7. Make an indentation in the middle of each cookie by pressing down with your thumb.
  8. Spoon a bit of fruit preserves into each indentation.
  9. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

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