Nova has been anxiously awaiting his turn to make cookies! It seems like time goes by so slowly for small people. He asked me every day last week starting on Tuesday if it was time for his baking day!
After much consideration, he decided to make thumbprints. The other children were not too excited because they don't normally like nuts in cookies and the jelly part of the recipe didn't appeal to them either. But these cookies turned out to be delicious! Go make some right now!
Here's the recipe:
(*as usual, use as many organic ingredients as possible)
* 3 sticks of butter, softened
* 1 C sugar (brown or white)
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp. vanilla extract
* 2 and 1/2 C oats
* 1 C unbleached flour
* 1 C white wheat (I like King Arthur brand)
* 1/2 tsp. celtic sea salt
* 2 (kid-sized) handfuls of chopped walnuts
* jelly or jam for the cookie middles (we used strawberry preserves)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add egg and vanilla extract. Beat well!
4. Mix dry ingredients (including nuts) in a separate bowl.
5. Add gradually to the wet mixture and beat well.
6. Roll dough into little balls and put them on a cookie sheet.
7. Use your thumb to make a thumbprint on each cookie & flatten them out slightly.
8. Fill each thumbprint with jelly or jam or preserves.
9. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.