Rue McClanahan’s Wonder Women Cookies

I love Rue.  Well, I love her character Blanche in The Golden Girls. 

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She’s in Columbo too:

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…hence her cookie recipe floated to the top of the test cooking pile.  These cookies are packed with good stuff – nuts, raisins, apricots etc., and they were really tasty, BUT, I don’t think I cooked them for long enough.  I am still getting to grips with my new-ish oven.  

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When the first batch turned out very brown on the bottom, I moved the shelf up a notch and turned the oven down a touch.  I made the cookies a bit bigger, because American cookies are big aren’t they?

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All this to say that they tasted great, but they were a bit floppy.  Is there an expert cook somewhere who can give these a test cook for me and find the perfect temperature and cooking time?  I am looking in Battenberg Belle’s direction for this one…

I’m fiddling around with the recipe for the book, if you would like it in the meantime just drop me a line via the Contact page and I’ll send it over to you.  I am wondering if these would be the kind of thing Mrs Peck calls “health cookies” in the Double Shock Columbo episode?

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I want to be like Rue and Betty when I’m their age..  Rocking that look!

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I’ve got some broken bits of cookies left over and am planning to put them in an ice-cream.  In some crazy impulse buying moment on the internet I bought myself this ice cream maker….

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I don’t even EAT ice-cream!

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