My youngest son has truly come into his own era; first as a good cook and now as a baker making his own recipes. He has been talking about making cookies all week, but for one reason or another was unable to do so. He decided today was the day. I had to work and thought we would make them when I got home….I was wrong. I came home to beautiful cookies, tasty cookies, and best yet….cookies I had never had before.
Like a “chip” off the old block (sorry…I couldn’t help myself), he wanted a certain cookie, but couldn’t find a recipe for them….so he made his own after looking at a few. They have molasses and maple syrup, pecans and cinnamon chips. They also have a good portion of whole wheat flour, but are not crumbly. Excellent work Aidan!
3/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup mild molasses
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup softened butter, or vegetable shortening
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unbleached AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375F
In electric mixer, cream butter(shortening), sugar, molasses, and maple syrup. Add egg and vanilla and beat again. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl while butter/sugars are mixing. Add dry ingredients to wet. (After mixing, it looked a little dry so he added 2 Tbs of water.) Add cinnamon chips and pecan and mix until just combined.
On parchment paper lined cookie sheets, and using a 1 1/2 inch size diameter cookie scoop (or a soup spoon) place dough on sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove to wire rack and let cool completely (unless your the baker…who eats them as soon as he can handle them). Enjoy!
Those look really delicious!
Gosh, I know I should eat dinner before I dive into this plate of cookies, but still, I could probably just eat these for dinner. 🙂
Might as well…its what Aidan had for lunch that day! (He denies this statement completely…but I know how many cookies he mad..HA!)