My friend Gordon challenged me to come up with an ambrosia cookie. The first thing that popped into my head was the scene from the movie Edward Scissorhands when the oversexed neighbor lady says "I'll bring the ambrosia salad" to the barbecue. (Believe me...it's funny. I looked for the clip on YouTube but found nuthin'.) The next thing that popped into my head was the realization that I was in for some trouble with this recipe.
For those of you not in the know, ambrosia salad is a strange concoction of canned/jarred fruit (maraschino cherries, mandarin orange slices, and pineapple), coconut, mini marshmallows, and whipped cream. Mmmm...healthy!
Ambrosia may be the food of the gods, but all those wet ingredients won't really work in a cookie. Stay tuned to see what I come up with. Or, better yet, say a little prayer. (Anyone know who the Greek god of baking is?)