Wonder Cookies

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Baking, Humor | Posted on 12-01-2017

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I wrote about my fiberlicious cookies awhile back. Guess what? I created a new and wonderfully improved version.

I call this new recipe Wonder Cookies.

As in…

I wonder what’s in these?
Almond flour, chocolate chips, chopped dates, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, flax seed.

I wonder how much fiber they have?
A zillion grams.

And then, the next question would be…

I wonder where the nearest toilet is?

Chances are, if you eat too many of these cookies, you will wonder why you did.

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Teach a Girl to Bake Cookies and You Feed Her for a Lifetime

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Baking, Childrearing, Children, Cookies, Cooking, Kitchen, Life, Life Lessons, Mothers and Daughters, Parenting | Posted on 29-12-2015

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“Pippi makes the best cookies on Earth.” Everyone agreed. My soccer team agreed. My son agreed.

After years of baking and measuring and sampling and watching and learning, my daughter has learned the fine art of baking cookies.

Check out her gems!

The cookie-baking gene I acquired from my grandmothers has been passed down. This makes me happy.

"My Mom makes the best cookies on Earth."

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Cookies for Dinner

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Baking, Childrearing, Children, Cooking, Family, Humor | Posted on 03-09-2015

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I always seem to find time to bake cookies but not always time to make dinner. Priorities, I guess.

Let’s see.

Butter and eggs cover the dairy.

Almond flour covers the nuts.

Chocolate chips cover the yum.

So yeah, cookies for dinner practically covers all of the food groups. Add a banana and a carrot on the side. Serve with a glass of milk, and bam! Dessert and dinner all in one!

Cookies and milk for dinner. Practically all of the food groups covered. #winning

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I Got a Rock

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Baking, Celebrations, Childhood, Childrearing, Children, Cookies, Cooking, Humor, Ideas | Posted on 17-09-2013

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While I thought my jumbo-cookie-baking skills were amazing, turns out, they dulled in comparison to a freaking giant ocean scene cake. You know, the kind you see on Pinterest. Here’s how it went down.

My daughter and her friends were in the back seat. The subject of birthday cakes came up. A totally fun topic for 10-year-old girls.

Girl #1: One time, my mom made me an ocean cake with waves and buoys and boats and mermaids and fish.

Ooooh! Awesome!

Girl #2: One time, my mom made me an ocean cake with a whale and a surfer and candy all around the edges.

Coooool!

My daughter: One time, my mom made me a giant cookie.

Silence.

That conversation SO reminded me of Charlie Brown and his trick-or-treating endeavors. He got what? Yeah, a rock.

I’ll take a giant cookie over a rock any day. It’s all relative.

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Buffalo Turds

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Cookies, Cooking, Humor, Nutrition, Parenting | Posted on 08-04-2013

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When you make cookies as ugly as I do, you might as well call them what they look like: buffalo turds.

Just take your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and healthify it. Swap the white flour with oat flour. Swap the sugar with pureed dates. Add in some coconut, dried cranberries, and flax seed. And presto, you’ve got yourself fiber-rich “buffalo turds.”

Kids! Come and get ’em!

And you know what? They disappear about as quickly as the buffalo did a century ago. Fotunately, the American Bison are being reborn and the herds–and turds–are multiplying.

You can read more about these lovely creatures here:

http://earthjustice.org/features/ourwork/re-born-to-be-re-wild?gclid=CLLctreAuLYCFQpxQgodHUEAKQ

 

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Peanut Butter Cookies Like Grandma Used to Make

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Cookies, Cooking, Grandmother, Ideas, Memories, Recipes | Posted on 07-09-2012

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This peanut butter cookie recipe is my grandmother’s. I have her recipe card–stained with butter–written in her curly script. She made these cookies in the Great Depression. So not only are these suckers tasty, they are best served with a glass of American history.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Combine butter, peanut butter, sugars, eggs.  Add in baking soda, Then flour. Mix dough. Roll into balls and place onto parchment paper-line cookie trays. Flatten criss-cross with a fork (can dip fork into water so it doesn’t stick). Bake about 8-10 minutes in a 375 degree oven. I take them out a little early for chewy cookies.

Then I proceed to eat about seven. These Great Depression cookies are perfect for the anti-dieters. 🙂

Best-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-On-Earth Recipe

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Contest, Cookies, Recipes | Posted on 24-12-2011

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After a mega, global cookie contest, tasters have voted. Here is what they said:

‘Tis the season of sharing. So here is my recipe:

Pesky-Pippi’s-Best-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-on-Earth Recipe

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) brown sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chocolate chips (I like half semi-sweet, half milk chocolate…then you can use the rest of the bags for nibbling.)
  • sea salt
  1. 1. Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. 2. Cream butter and sugars together for 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven.
  7. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake until golden brown. (I like mine chewy and a little undercooked. I also like raw dough, so there you go.)

Enjoy!

XO,
Pippi

Bake Cookies Using Leftover Halloween Candy

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Family, Food, Halloween, Ideas, Kitchen, Mothering, Recipes | Posted on 05-11-2011

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Wondering what to do with all of that extra Halloween candy? What? You ate it all? If you did, this recipe is not for you.

But if your kids’ Halloween candy loot is still plentiful, rummage through and grab about 20 “fun size” Snickers, 3 Musketeers, and Milky Ways. Chop them up into little pieces and set aside. (By the way, why do they call them fun size anyway? You eat them in two bites and then bam, the party is over.)

Now you’re ready to rock Pippi’s Positively Pleasant Halloween Candy Cookie Recipe. (Say that three times. Now, say it three times with a mouthful of Snickers. Not so easy, is it?)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • about 16-20 miniature candy bars chopped up

Note: You can certainly use more candy bars if you like to nibble when food-prepping. J

What to do:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs
  • In another bowl, mix together dry ingredients
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients
  • Mix in the chopped-up candy
  • Plop spoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Bake for about 8-9 minutes. Take out before you think they look done and allow to cool. Otherwise, you will burn the crap out of your tongue and that is never a good thing.

Oh, and don’t go on Facebook or Twitter while you are baking, as you will likely burn a tray or two. Like I did. Just now.

Calorie count? Well, consider this. You are combining candy + cookies. Sometimes it’s just best not to know.