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Rhubarb Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

24 Apr

I love rhubarb, nothing quite says Summer like a strawberry/rhubarb pie.  I am on diet, more of a lifestyle change, so I am trying really hard to behave when it comes to food.  I saw this recipe and I just had to steal it from my mom.  I haven’t actually made it, due to the fact that if I have stuff like this laying around, I am going to be the one who eats most of it.  I am definitely saving it for one of those occasions when you have company coming over.

Rhubarb Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup Criscorhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut

In a large mixing bowl, cream Crisco and brown sugar.  Beat in eggs.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Fold in rhubarb and coconut.  Drop by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets.  Bake at 350°F for 10-14 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool for 1 minute, and remove to wire racks to cool completely.  Frost.


  • 1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp. vanilla

For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.  Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.  Spread over cookies.  Makes approximately 4 dozen.