Fast and easy is a requirement in my house! (Updated April 16, 2006 to fix the order of the ingredients. I also took out the quantity for the oil so that the nutritional information is a little more accurate now.)
This is from a REALLY old edition of Reader's Digest. I request this for my birthday instead of a cake. I think it is divine. Very rich though, beware! I usually omit the nuts and it still turns out just fine. (Cook time is chill time)
The original recipe is in the Mostly Muffins Cookbook from Company's Coming. I made them today and they were wonderful. I made a few alterations to their version and it was so good that that is the one that I am posting. ;)
When I first got custody of my sons, they wouldn't eat anything unless it came out of a box or a can. So in order to get them to even try sausage, I had to "jazz" it up. Sugar coat anything and kids will eat it. Turns out that they loved it and now they will eat sausage even if it isn't coated in sugar. We always have white rice and corn to go with these. I am not sure why, but that is what the boys always ask for.
I adopted this recipe from the RecipeZaar account. I have not had a chance to make this myself. Original Chef's notes: "Although this recipe is long, it is really not difficult and produces a stunning cookie. They can be frozen, sliced and baked when needed."