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                            NATIVE FOOD RECIPE

MESQUITE SUGAR COOKIES

    1  1/2 cup all purpose flour

    1/2 cup mesquite flour or mesquite meal*

    2 tsp baking powder

    1/2 tsp salt

    2 eggs

    2/3 cup oil

    2 tsp vanilla

    3/4 cup sugar

    cinnamon and sugar

    Heat the oven to 400 degrees.  Mix all purpose flour, mesquite flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.  In another bowl, beat eggs with a fork until well blended.  Stir in oil and vanilla.  Add sugar and stir until mixture thickens.  Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and stir until well blended.  Drop dough by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Put a small amount of cinnamon and sugar into a small dish.  Moisten the bottom of a glass.  Press the bottom of the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture and flatten the cookies with the bottom of the glass.  Bake 7 to 9 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.  

 *Mesquite meal can be ordered from San Pedro Mesquite Company.  Their website is www.spmesquite.com.