My little guy loves helping me in the kitchen and has been since he was able to stand up. Growing up I had always wished I had one of those moms who let me bake with her, but since I never did, I always told myself that I would do all of those things with my kids that I missed out on. T just turned 7 a month ago and I have to say that he is better in the kitchen than a lot of adults. We always work together and he knows not to touch certain adult tools, but it always makes me smile when I look over at him and see him filling the tablespoon the correct way or holding the bowl while he mixes so it does not spill.
Last month we were talking on to my family on Skype and my cousin was asking me the recipe for those little cookies with a Hershey kiss on top. As soon as T saw them that is all he spoke about about and him and his baba went to the store the other day he bought everything that we would need to make them. However, when he came home he has the cookies ‘n’ cream, candy bars in place of the kisses. He said that he had an idea to use those and he knew it would be much better. I was on board with whatever since they were for him after all.
We do not eat very many sweets so I just made a small batch for him and although I do not like white chocolate I have to admit these cookies were really awesome.
1/2 stick softened butter
2/3 cups all purpose flour
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cookies ‘n’ cream bars, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a mixing bowl, add butter, sugar, vanilla, baking soda and salt. With a hand mixer, beat until fluffy.
2. Add egg and flour, mix, then fold in candy car pieces. On a nonstick baking mat on a baking sheet, add a heaping tablespoon of dough an inch apart. Bake for 11 minutes. Allow to cool before servings.
Yields: 11 cookies