A couple of years ago, we gave Will the Williams-Sonoma Kids Baking Book for Christmas. GREAT book. We have made over 75% of the recipes and have loved almost every single one.
This year, we gave Colin Wookie Cookies. The boy is obsessed with Star Wars. This week we broke it out and tried two of the recipes:
these were taken with iPhone (camera battery went dead immediately). colin had been sampling batter…
It was the boys’ idea to decorate the top with the Star Wars figures. These were very simple (no melting chocolate or other complicated steps) but very good. The original recipe calls for white chocolate chips. We didn’t have those and I doubt Colin would have Ok’d those anyway. We used milk chocolate chips instead.
- 2/3 c. all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. cocoa powder
- 1/2 c. butter, room temperature
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. white chocolate chips (we used milk)
Preheat oven to 350 and butter 8 in. square pan. Stir flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together. Mix butter and both sugars until well blended and creamy (about 3 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla extract. On low, add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chips. Pour batter into pan and smooth top. Bake about 25 minutes.
Good this is. We made these at the same time that I was making the Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars. (awesome). These are really cute and would probably be even better in the summer. But we had them on a day that the temperature was above freezing which is – sadly – starting to feel pretty warm after 3 weeks of ridiculous cold and blizzard.
- 1/2 c. fresh lime juice (took us 4 limes)
- 6 tbsp. sugar
- 2 c. sparkling water
- 2 scoops lime sherbet
Squeeze the limes until you get 1/2 c. of juice. Pour it into larger container and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add the sparkling water and taste. It may need a little more sugar. Add one scoop of lime sherbet to two glasses. Pour over the sparkling water mixture. Your drink is to enjoy.