A heffalump’s favorite cookie

Lumpy making rumpledoodles.We love Disney’s “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” at our house. It’s a great family flick that introduces a new character to the Hundred Acre Wood. Lumpy the Heffalump (full name: Heffridge Trumpler Brompet Heffalump, IV) is being chased by Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and friends. Until little Roo comes to the rescue and realizes that heffalumps aren’t bad at all.

We find out that a heffalump’s favorite cookie is the rumpledoodle. On the DVD, there’s a recipe so you can make rumpledoodles for your favorite little heffalump anytime.

I had some help today from my favorite heffalump making a batch of the cookies. They’re a pretty easy recipe, although I have had issues with them every time we make them. I wonder if anyone else tries the recipe and has better luck. I find the batter to come out either too dry (needing to add an egg or extra water or butter) or else it comes out a little too burnt even at the lowest time amount.

Here’s the recipe and let me know if you have better luck. Maybe I need to add some hunny?

RumpledoodlesRumpledoodles recipe

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoon boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2-3 cookie sheets.

Lumpy stirring the batter.

Lumpy stirring the batter.

Mix the oats, sugar, flour, coconut, raisins, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Melt butter in sauce pan or microwave. Add molasses and water into melted butter. Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture. Stir with a spoon until well mixed. Drop the dough on the cookie sheet in teaspoon-sized amounts. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes or eat warm with your favorite heffalump.

Lumpy and his rumpledoodles

Lumpy and his rumpledoodles

Lumpy’s rumpledoodles turned out a little browner than usual. We tried whole wheat flour instead and added one egg to the batter since it was so dry. You can see it burned quite a bit around the edge. In theory, this should be a good cookie recipe, but we just can’t seem to get it right. Any suggestions would help this little friend from the Hundred Acre Wood!


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