Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday - Cookies for a Rainy Day

Monday was a rainy day in NE Florida, great for plants!

We ran some errands, faxed papers to my new Doctor, had lunch (leftovers from our Italian meal yesterday) and then nap time! Mommy napped again too.
After nap time, AA continues to get her fill of watching Barney and playing at her kitchen. She LOVES her kitchen.
Since we do not give AA any sweets or "unhealthy" snacks (mainly due to wanting to give her the best nutrition to jump start her growth since China); I decided it was time for AA's first cooking lesson and treat.
We measured the ingredients for the Peanutty Crisscross Oat Cookies....

Too bad we didn't put a bow in her hair... those bangs growing out are all over her face!!

Showing her the picture of how they will look after baking.....

Out of the oven and very HOT!

The final product (dessert plate from Nana)!

Blowing on them... hurry up, cool cookie, cool! Sippy cup of milk just waiting.....

All smiles and much talk about the Cookie Monster!

I'll leave you this last picture of AA showing her pleasure.... scrunching up that nose in delight!!

We used a standard Quaker Oatmeal Peanut Butter cookie:

1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup peanut butter

12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened

1/3 cup water

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Granulated sugar

In large bowl, beat brown sugar, peanut butter and margarine until creamy. Add water, egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour and baking soda; mix well. Cover; chill about 2 hours.

Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with tines of fork dipped in granulated sugar, forming crisscross pattern.

Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.


Delwyn said...

Hi there,

this is Delwyn from ahazymoon.

Thanks for finding my neck of the woods. I am very happy to meet you.

You certainly have a beautiful little treasure. It takes me way back to our daughter's adoption - and makes me feel very emotional, she tuned 19 last week!
I have to say that inter-country adoption is one of the greatest and richest experiences we have had.
May your daughter have a blessed life. I know you already have!

Happy Days

Delwyn said...


I forgot to say - I don't know how far back in the archives you went but here:

is a pictorial summary of our daughter's childhood, to demonstrate the wonderful times you have ahead...
Happy Days

bbmomof2boys said...

Little T loves to make and then eat cookies too. She carefully cracks the eggs, loves to stir and then put it on the cookie sheet. I think her favorite part is eating the dough though!!


Debz said...

I love her scrunched up nose!

Jac and I made those exact same cookies yesterday! It was a rainy day here also, perfect for a Mommy-and-Me-cookie-bake.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

AA is soooo cute..
Love her little nose..
Have a great week..

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hey, where is my cookie???? They look delicious...
I can't get over how much AA has grown...
I am in the middle of doing Shauna's room... I am loving it...
Sorry I don't get over as much, I am forever doing something...
As for the rain... oh I am loving it...
Take care

Cora said...

Those cookies look wonderful! What fun learning to bake.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day with Mommy! Mmmm....cookies! Look deelish!

Kayce said...

what a wonderful way to spend a rainy day! Good memories and those cookies look yummmmmy!

Dita said...

Yummy! I will have to make these since I have 2 big cookie monsters in my house!

AA's hair is getting so long and is just so silky and beautiful!

amy said...

fun and beautiful....hope to meet you guys next time we are down south

Mike said...

Shows in her face.

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Vivian M said...

What a cutie! I will certainly try these, thanks for the recipe!