Thursday, September 15, 2005

Abigail and Lunch

Yesterday after school I cleaned out Abigail's lunch box (as has become daily habit). I was dismayed to find out she hardly ate anything at lunch- a few bites of sandwich, two cookies, and some Cheetos. Her apple remained untouched, her juice box untouched, and most of a sandwich, in the garbage. So I asked her about it- was she not hungry yet at 10:45 am, or should I pack something else? Her response- "No Mommy, I don't want to miss recess" and "The 4th graders were coming! We had to hurry!" :-( It's been like this for the most part. And of course after school she is starving. I've been making her a second lunch when she gets home. I"m still not sure what to do about it. We had a talk about how she needs to eat lunch so she is not hungry- and so that she doesn't get so tired every day. I doubt our talk helped. I suspect that she has been having lunch with another friend I know who has attention problems- and doesn't sit still for more than a few minutes. I'm suspecting this person eating some of her lunch and then telling Abigail to hurry up. And what I want to do is tell Abigail to sit with someone else, because I don't like that little girl in the first place..

Anyway, since I try so hard to be a good Mom, last night (late last night), I decided I needed to make her some new cookies for lunch- and I needed to make them a hearty cookie. That way is she only ate her cookies, I would know she ate something partially substantial- as substantial as a cookie can be I suppose. So here's the recipe I started with:

* Exported from MasterCook *
White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter

1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats, white chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

I took that cookie recipe, added a teaspoon of cinnamon, and eliminated the white chocolate chips and pecans. I added 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts, 1 1/2 cups raisins, and 3/4 cup of sweetened coconut flakes. The cookies turned out really well. It's a pretty dense cookie, and I made them a little large, but really, quite good. I didn't think of it at the time, but I think I would like to try subbing whole wheat flour for some of the white. And I think I will also add some mini chocolate chips next time. The original recipe I found on Cookie Madness, but I think it was created/develpoed/tested by Valchemist from the CLBB. I'm not entirely sure of that though, but I don't want to steal credit for an already spectacular cookie recipe. :-)

And speaking of Cookie Madness, I have added 2 more blogs to my links. I have been enjoying their cooking adventures- I hope they don't mind me adding a link! Do check them out- very yummy stuff going on in blog-world.

1 comment:

Joe said...

You made some great sounding changes to the recipe Erika! They sound awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe!