Yesterday I asked Sebby to bake with me. At first he said "YEAH NINANG (Godmother)!" But when Sergio came home, all he wanted to do was play Kinect.
Boys and their stupid stupid Xbox.
The Xbox is my nemesis at home. Hubs can play for hours on end and when he gets into tournament mode with his cousins.....oh boy....I'm a husbandless girl for awhile.
Anywho- I'm talking about Sebby now, not my husband's addiction to the box :)
After a bit of coaxing, I got Sebby to focus on me again and baking cookies. We made:
Carrot Cake Cookies
(adapted from a recipe I found in the Rachel Ray Magazine)
2 sticks unsalted butter (room temp)
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups coarsely shredded carrots
2 cups fruit and nut granola<---I subbed my own favorite granola and raisins instead
1 cup corn flakes
granulated sugar for tops
1. Beat the butter and brown sugar for about 3 minutes until creamy
2. Mix in eggs, vanilla, and baking soda on medium speed until fluffy. Mix the flour in at low speed.
***This part is crucial...find a CUTE little one to help you stir. ***
3. Stir in the carrots
And the granola
and the cornflakes
and the raisins
SOOO light and yummy!
Now, I have to warn you that these are not your "sweet tooth", sugar coma inducing type cookie. It's the light kind...so I thought it was ok to eat 2 or 7.
And we went a little crazy and tried adding peanut butter...you know...to broaden our cookie horizons.
I'm cooler than a Polar Bear's toenails....it was good.