Tuesday, March 31, 2009
As a mom there is only so far I can go with serious baking. Since Clyde has been little he has always enjoyed sitting on the counter baking with me, but now that he is almost 6, baking is on the back burner for him compared to Legos, Star Wars, and Bakugan books.
So for April Fools day, he thought up an idea to make poo shaped cookies, and how could I resist? Any time spent making a creation with and for him is time well spent.
We made the batter, then dipped our hands in water as we shaped these chocolate delights. Ruby pointed to our baking sheets and said "Ewwwww doodie", so we knew they were perfect.
The cookies softened a bit while baking, so after I took them out of the oven I used my fingers to pinch and shape them a bit.
We wrote on bags and tied them up for his friends. Instead of the traditional "To:" and "From:" Clyde decided it should just say "From: the toilet".
When husband came home he was appalled that I would bring something to school that could ignite major mom controversy, so Clyde and I had to cross out the "toilet" word and write "MUD" and "dirt" instead.
Chocolate Poo Cookies
2 cups organic all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks organic unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar
2 organic eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 11 ounce bag organic semi sweet chocolate chips
1. In medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside
2. In standing mixer, cream butter and sugar together for 3 minutes until creamy.
3. Add vanilla and eggs on low speed to mix.
4. Slowly add dry ingredients (from bowl) until combined.
5. Using wooden spoon or silicone spatula, incorporate chocolate chips.
6. Using a bowl of water to keep hands wet to prevent dough from sticking, roll 2-3 teaspoons of dough into log shape.
7. You can fit 12-16 logs per baking sheet. Place sheet in freezer to chill dough while you heat oven to 350.
8. Bake for 8 minutes until tops are just set, they will be soft but they should look dull, not shiny.
9. While cookies are still hot, use fingers or spoon to shape cookies into more realistic shapes.
10. Let cool on pan for a few minutes, then use a spatula to transfer to a wire wrack.
10. If handing out immediately, Clyde had the idea to color circles with yellow marker on toilet paper and place them on top.
Freud would be proud.
Posted by Sarah Magid at 8:47 PM