Meet the Monsters.
Normally quite monstrous, they will do anything for one of these tasty cookies.
If you make these cookies you can get your own Monsters to do anything you want, too.Here's what you do:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Whisk together the following dry ingredients and then set them aside:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch cinnamon or dried parsley (optional)
Melt 1/3 to 1/2 cup of lard, grease, or shortening. I like to use bacon grease for these.
Add lukewarm water to grease to make it all equal 1 full cup.
Pour into a small bowl. Let grease and water cool enough to add an egg. Then whisk in 1 egg.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir.
Roll or press out to about 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface.
Cut into big or small pieces, depending on the size of your monster.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. (These can be placed close together and then broken apart easily later if they connect while baking.)
Bake for 30 minutes.
Turn oven off and leave cookies in oven overnight.
These cookies will keep for several weeks in an airtight container. (But they won't last that long.) I know that these are tasty enough. I'll tell you a secret... I've tried them myself.
One time I even fed one to my brother in law. (Shhhh. Don't tell!)