Learning As I Chop

Magical Cookies

Posted in Baking/Cooking, mom foods by R @ Learning As I Chop on January 12, 2012

I always knew that motherhood would take me to new and interesting places. Yet I never expected that it would take me here:

No stranger to¬† health food – I’ve enjoyed the occasional green monster and plate of quinoa – I usually stay away from foods that sound more like bacteria, such as yeast. And yet, while I sit here and wonder if every little twinge and pinch is “it,” I decided to do something more productive with my time than watch trashy tv. Since you never know what will happen or what to expect, I decided to arm myself with some magical cookies in case things get a little tricky. Did you know that you could bake cookies, freeze and then enjoy them at a later date? I didn’t. Thanks to Facebook friends for teaching me that tip.

Once I got started, things began to get a little less intimidating. The first instruction is to mix some of the flax seed with water and let sit for a few minutes. Considering how un-appetizing it sounds, the flax seed didn’t smell too offensive.

After a few minutes, the mixture thickened into a paste, reminding me of a grainy mustard. I then proceeded to follow the usual cookie steps – cream your butter, mix sugars, sift flour – and then I got to the yeast. Honestly, I really hope these cookies work because willingly adding yeast to my food creeps me out. It doesn’t smell too good either. But into the mix it went, and was quickly whisked into and hidden by the flour.

A few steps and about 10 minutes later, I had a nice amount of cookies on my hands. The majority of them are going into the freezer for a hopefully soon-to-be determined later date, but of course I had to try one. Here’s my plate, together with a nice cup of red raspberry¬† leaf tea.

These cookies were much better than expected. Would I eat them for fun? Probably not. But does the oatmeal and chocolate mask the magic, kind of stinky ingredients? Absolutely. Now let’s hope they work. In the meantime, I hope your 2012 is off to a fabulous start. Enjoy!