Prison Cookie Recipe     by    Ruth Utnage

I am making cookies for this years 4th of July and Juneteenth celebrations. Since we don’t have ovens in prison and no baking ingredients I have to get creative, if you wanted cook along, here is what I am using:

1-lb package of Peanut Butter Creme cookies (cheap ones)
1 Hershey’s chocolate bar
Frosting- Whatever flavor they give me (Chocolate ??)
2 packs of plain M and M’s
1 microwaveable bowl
3 packs of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls

Okay, here’s what to do:

1. Scrape the creme filling from both sides of each peanut butter cookie and save in a separate container and put cookies in your bowl, creme free (as best you can)

2. Using hands, crush the dry cookies into smaller pieces and then crush them into a fine powder using something like a mortar and pestle (I use a pill bottle)

3. Remove all three Swiss Rolls so there are 6 Rolls, eat 2 of them, right now- because we do what we want to around here- take the other 4 and mash them into the powdered cookies.

4. Add a few tablespoons of warm water, mix with hands adding 1 additional tablespoon of water until no more cookie powder is left and you have a dough ball that isn’t sticky.

5. Take a chuck of dough and press it into your bowls bottom in a thickness of about 1/4″ or slightly less.

6. Microwave for 40 sec. and remove, use the back of a spoon to press flat once again (it bubbles) and cook again for an additional 30 seconds, repeat several times until disc is solid enough to hold its shape without bowl.

7. Do this for all the dough until gone

8. When each cookie comes out and its hot, break a few pieces of chocolate bar up and sprinkle on hot cookie to allow for melting.

9. Let cool for 15 min.

10. Ice each cookie and place a few m and M’s on each, I’m going to take the red and blue ones out and make little American cookies decor, but you can do what you want.

11. Eat…for God’s sake eat them things!


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Ruth Utnage

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