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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Anti-recipe #30 breakfast cookies

A few days ago I forced myself back into the kitchen, for some quality kid-cooking time.

Let's face it, cooking with kids can be torturous. Or, is it just me? I try hard HARD to include them and let go of control (you wanna dump the flour in the bowl whereby you spill most of it on the floor? Uh, okay, go for it) but I am lousy at letting go of control a lot of the time, particularly when it concerns things like little man grabbing handfuls of brown sugar and stuffing them into his face. But yet, I persevere, because good moms cook with their kids. RIGHT?? (HA.)

My thought was to make tasty breakfast cookies. I was thinking this the other day when I tried to make cookies ...and failed...The kids wanted chocolate chip cookies, the only kind of cookie that exists in kid-world. We had no chocolate chips, no eggs, and not enough milk. I made oatmeal cookies with some chopped up old Christmas chocolate from the freezer (ew). They turned out...okay.

Anyway, it occurred to me that were I to make these a tad healthier (and yet attractive to little man, with a sprinkling of chocolate chips) they could be deemed "breakfast" cookies and thereby make my mornings easier. (MOM, baby girl says first thing every morning, MY FOOOOOOOOD. Meanwhile mom is trying really hard not to puke - yes, still - and has no desire to look at food. Here, my starving child. A COOKIE. Please leave me to my chai until I can get up without wanting to puke. Thankyouverymuch.)

So, I googled an actual recipe, imagine that, and found one on Food Network. With some tweaking, based on what we had and to make it healthier (who puts vegetable oil in cookies anyway, yuck) this is what resulted, and yes, it was pretty good.

2 TBS of butter
2 TBS of coconut oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg
2 TBS yogurt

Cream this together.

Add ...
3/4 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of salt
(of course the recipe said to mix this separately, but I NEVER do that, I mean, who does?)

Finally add your selection of goodies. I added
1/4 cup peanuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup stale granola (with flax seed and good stuff like that in it)

Form into large balls, press to 1/4 inch flat and bake at 350 for around 15 minutes, or until brown.

Chewy, yummy, easy.


  1. Ooo I'll have to try that! Catharina would love it! And it's way better to grab that when running off to work then not having anything at all! Thanks:)


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