Litterbox Cookies

Ari Rapkin

There are two flavors: chocolate and gingerbread. The cookies are dense and not very sweet. This is necessary so that they will keep their shape during baking. If you use white flour or sugar they may be tastier but they won't look like shit.

Chocolate ingredients
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup (1 and 1/3 stick) butter or margarine
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla or peppermint extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
grape-nuts(tm) cereal

Gingerbread ingredients
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup (1 and 1/3 stick) butter or margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 and 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
spices-ginger, cinnamon, cloves to taste (maybe 1/2 tsp each)
grape-nuts(tm) cereal

chocolate chips
butterscotch chips
peanut butter chips

Microwave the honey till it bubbles (about 1 minute). Add the butter, and the molasses, if any. Add the egg, mix well, then mix in all the other stuff. Add mix-ins of your choice to some or all of the batter.

Chill 1 hour in the freezer or several hours in the fridge. Roll dough logs of random length and the diameter of cat poops. Roll logs in grape- nuts and bake at 350 degrees till done (10 to 15 minutes).

Serve in a disposable cat litter box on a bed of grapenuts, with a cat litter scoop. You get lovely effects by decorating the box and scoop with melted chocolate, pudding, brownie mix, etc., and by tinting the grapenuts pale green with colored powdered sugar. Also try scattering plastic flies around the table.

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