Creamy Cocoa Cookies

There are a good many nasties
that can be done with one’s mouth.
Burping at the dinner table.
Burping away from the dinner table.
Speaking guile.
Complaining about an entree
with parsley stuck between your teeth.
Licking your shoe.
Then, there are the good many beauties
that can be done with one’s mouth.
Kissing the fat, firm cheeks of your smiling baby boy.
Whistling Dixie.
Calling a friend
Saying I love you.
Saying I love you
while standing close enough
to taste your husband’s warm breath.
Licking strawberry chapstick off your lips.
Praying with your worried 6-year-old that she won’t get the swine flu,
and that her friend in the far-off-land of London won’t get it either.
{Did it again tonight, Emma. Gabby should be now be immune.}
Whispering words of forgiveness.
Catching a spring snowflake on the tip of your tongue.
Oh, and.
Let’s not forget.
Wishing us all
a mouthful of beauties 24.7.365.

Creamy Cocoa Cookies
with Fat Fudge Frosting
Tuck away the itsy-bitsy bikini and pull on a smile. These suckers aren’t any good for your waistline, but they work wonders for your complexion. Two or three of these at any snack-time will, most definitely produce a sunny visage that even a day at the beach couldn’t inspire. Okay. I may be exaggerating. But, fudge frosting? Darn tootin’. That stuff is pure happy.
3/4 c. butter
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
2/3 c. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Roll into balls, and bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until outside is cooked (but insides will be gooey! Yum!) Allow to cool completely on a rack. Use frosting recipe below to frost, or to create cookie sandwiches.
Fat Fudge Frosting
2/3 c. butter, melted
1/3 c. cocoa powder
4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-4 Tbsp. milk
Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk slowly, by tablespoons until frosting is creamy looking. Allow to cool and thicken before spreading on cooled cookies, then rolling in sprinkles.
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