Friday, January 28, 2011

Sunny Day Cookies

Today's stay-home Friday is brought to you by melting snow, no-hats-needed, and cookies!!! We've had some wonderful meals this week - crock pot pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes and carrots... lentils with veggies and turkey sausage served over red rice (a Daddy dish) - but alas, I have no pics from the week. BUT... today was a lovely day and what better to compliment the sunshine than some cookies. I found this recipe for "Cowboy Cookies" and did a little substituting there and a little modifying here:

Little Bit'O'Everything Cookies

  • 1 1/2 C organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 T organic unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C organic unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 T organic non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 T organic vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C quick-cook oats (we are plum out of regular oats, but normally I would not use quick-cook)
  • 1 C organic unsweetened coconut
  • 1 C organic raisins
  • 3/4 C chopped roasted cashews
    • Combine flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon
    • Mix together (in separate bowl) flour, applesauce, shortening, eggs, vanilla
    • Combine dry and wet
    • Add oats, coconut, raisins, cashews
    • Bake at 350° on parchment-lined cookie sheet for 12 minutes

Now that we've covered the cookie part of today, here's the rest: sunshine, perfect snowball-making-wet-snow, and snuggles to warm our chilly fingers. Abby's new line to Elise is "Elise, you make me laugh!", which is perfectly fitting especially when Elise, who I thought was snuggled in bed, says to me "Momma, I see 'cycling truck" (recycling truck). I thought she was asking if she could see it, but actually she was confirming that she had seen it and continued with "I get out of bed and peek out window". Funny indeed, funny indeed.

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