Monday, June 30, 2008

No Bake Cookies, Zeal-style!

Cookies are a terrific way for kids to practice "Thinking Outside the Recipe", getting kids to wonder what goes into the perfect cookie, and then combining to get that perfect consistency. And just because its summer and mom says "no oven, no way", that is not gonna stop this kid from wanting to explore with a new cookie recipe.

So here's today's combination of goodies that happened to be Zeal's newest creation:
(measurements are approximate, but I think I took good enough note of each as he tossed them in)

No Bake Cookies, Zeal-style!
1/2 cup butter (he used Earth Balance - coconut butter/oil would work well too)
2 T. cocoa powder (he actually wanted carob powder, but we were all out)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk (he used soy)
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups oats
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Melt butter over medium heat. Mix in cocoa, sugar, and milk and bring to boil. Boil for 3 minutes and then immediately remove from heat. Add all of the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

The process was totally precious, but he begged me to wait and just take a picture of the final product. I think I need to install a "security" camera.

Verdict: "Wow! They're really yummy!" Did he just surprise himself?

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