Sunday, November 16, 2008
William wanted to experiment with baking today, so we made cookies. I made suggestions as to ingredients, beginning with the idea that cookies are made of sugar, flour, egg, and butter. Proportions and specific ingredients after that were mostly his own. here it is:
William’s Crazy Chocolate Coconut cookies
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup white sugar (heaping)
½ cup coconut, shredded and sweetened
1 cup flour, heaping
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup mini m&ms
Turn on your oven, so it can pre-heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Using your stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter together really well.
Add the eggs, and vanilla. Mix some more.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Now, spoon a blob of batter into your hands, and roll it into an eye-ball sized sphere, and place onto your cookie sheet. Keep your blobs about 2 inches apart, to allow the cookie to spread.
Once your sheet is covered in blobs, you can place it into the 375 degree oven, and bake for 9 minutes.
Do some lego while you wait.
When the cookies are done, take your cookie sheet out of the oven, and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before you try to move them onto cooling racks.
They turned out great.