Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Nature Girl is taking 9 pointed star cookies to her class tomorrow. Always in on the action Wild Thing helped her make them.
Think this might explain the handprints all over my house?
Wild Thing's contribution. Cause nothing quite says Ayyam-i-Ha like ghosts and T-Rexs!!!!!!
Oh and here's our no fail basic soft cookie recipe "1-2-3 cookies". You can make it rich and buttery, super healthy, vegan, really you can make this basic into whatever you want it to be
1 cup solid fat of some kind - or pureed fruit - of your choice. I'm using butter right now but I'm switching to coconut oil when we go casein free, or our old standbys - apple sauce or prunes.
2 cups sugar of your choice - we used brown sugar
3 eggs or equivilent egg substitute
a heaping teaspoon of baking soda
enough flour - any kind you like - to make the kind of dough you want - for dropped cookies or for rolled out cookies - you just add it a cup at a time until the batter looks and feels right.
flavourings and additions of your choice. We added - a glug of vanilla, orange juice from two clementines, and a tiny bit of milk...kinda by accident! Then about...oh 4 or 5 cups of flour until it was stiff enough to roll out.
Our cookies are rolled, but still soft textured - not crispy.
My favorite way to do them is with apple sauce for half the fat, molasses, oats, raisins, chopped apples, lots of cinnamon, walnuts and whole wheat flour - done as a dropped cookie.
Kids can do this recipe almost entirely by themselves - with rolled cookies they will need some help getting all the flour mixed in and a flour sieve helps them not dump it all in too fast. Two kids and a mom to hold the bowl works great.
Oh yeah 380 for 8 minutes, check them - if they're dropped they will probably need a couple more minutes.