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18 Dec, 2010

S’more cookies

/ posted in: Food

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Whole Wheat S’more Cookies

Whole wheat flour gives these clever cookie S’mores a graham-cracker flavor. Leave the marshmallows out for a day or two on a plate to get stale—they’ll hold their shape better during baking
Makes about 36

Recipe by Susan Reid

February 2008
Ingredients

* 3 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
* 1 1/2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 2 large eggs
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 1 tablespoon robust-flavored (dark) molasses
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
* 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (about 9 ounces)
* 1 cup mini marshmallows
* 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preparation

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in large bowl. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, molasses, and vanilla extract in medium bowl; whisk in butter. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, stirring until dough is evenly moistened. Stir in chocolate chips, marshmallows, and nuts.
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Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing about 3 inches apart (about 12 cookies per sheet). Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until golden brown, dry to touch, but still slightly soft, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and cool (cookies will firm up). DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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In between cooking Z and I went to see the SO in a cantata. He was a shepherd. He had a speaking part. He was lovely but his words were just stupid. The songs were all depressing. My favorite part was when we walked into the theater and Z pointed to the set decorations and said, “Look! They have a duck!”

“I think it is a dove.”

“No, it is a duck!”

She was right. It was totally duck-like. It went downhill from there. By 20 minutes in I was telling her that we would leave after her dad’s part to make her stop banging her head on the seat.

At least the SO had a fine shepherd costume and didn’t have to wear the itty bitty wings that they put on Gabriel to complement the spray painted gold chest protector. I had a hard time holding in the giggles.

18 Dec, 2010

Holiday Prep

/ posted in: FamilyFood

I have Z on full ahead holiday prep this weekend. She wrapped presents for me which means that they all look like I hired a one handed drunk monkey to do it. She says that I have cheap wrapping paper and that is why they all look funny.

We are doing the baking this weekend because I am too cheap to buy presents for the people I work for. I probably spent more in supplies than I would have on presents though. We went to the store last night to buy enough sugary stuff to put everyone I know in a permanent diabetic coma and I already know that I’m going to have to go back soon.

The first thing we made was Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge. A now defunct blog that I used to read always had a great cookie list. This is from 2003’s but I’ve never made this one. Thanks Stephanie wherever you are now.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 t salt, divided
1 1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1 pound powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 t vanilla

Line a inch square pan with buttered foil.
Combine butter and brown sugar in a small bowl. Stir in flour and 1/4 t salt. Stir in 1/3 cup chips. Form dough into a ball. Place on plastic wrap, flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze 10 minutes.
Place powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, and 1/4 t salt in large bowl. Beat until smooth. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave. Add to mixture and beat until combined.
Cut frozen dough into 1/2 squares. Stir into fudge. Place into foil lined pan and refrigerate until firm.

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Notes on baking with a 7 year old:

1. “Can I lick the spoon?” is her mantra. “Not yet” will be yours.
2. If you send her downstairs to get the dough out of the freezer and she comes back and says she can’t find it, she doesn’t mean the dough. She means she can’t find the freezer! Explain that it is the large white refrigerator looking thing in the middle of the floor.
3. Watching her try to open a cream cheese packet is almost as much fun as watching a dog trying to get peanut butter off the roof of his mouth.

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