Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kids Cooking Thursday: 'Eat Me' Cookies

Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Cookies

I saw this recipe over at Apples and Butter and thought it looked so easy, it would be a good recipe to use to start up Kids Cooking Thursday again. I underestimated the stiffness of peanut butter dough, but they had fun eating the chocolate chips at least. Once these came out of the oven, I realised it hadn't said anywhere in the recipe to flatten the balls, and that almost a cup of peanut butter just won't cut it with these cookies. They turned out very crumbly and tasting of over-browned brown sugar, but that hasn't stopped me from eating 3 out of the 12 already. The choc chip bits are sort of chewy though... it's like a salt crust baked choc chip cluster, only instead of a salt crust, it's a sugar crust. Very nice, very rich, and very moreish, but I don't think we'll be making these again, it's really no good for my teeth!

Indigo over at Happy Love Strawberry is turning 18 soon, and asked for themed food for her (Alice in) Wonderland party. I was thinking about making little mushrooms out of meringues, complete with gummy caterpillers, but we don't eat meringue that often, and it's a lot of effort to go to when you aren't going to the actual party ;) But the first thing that popped into my head when I found this recipe was to make "Eat Me" cookies using the chocolate chips. I actually only made one like that, the rest I stabbed in with a tip of a knife, but the writing didn't show up too well once they cooked.

Close up of chips

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nellbe said...

It's Kids Cooking Day every Thursday in my house too! It's just me and Little Man though but I like that we cook something every Thursday - I also do every Monday as well. I must blog about it too - isn't that funny!

Cakelaw said...

Yum - these look delicious.