What do Really Children Like?

August is going to be all recipes because in August it feels like all I do is cook. But it’s the kind of cooking enjoy, with fresh veggies and preserving fresh fruit. Most of those recipes will relate more to The Good Neighbor, book two that’s coming out at the end of August (August 23 to be exact!) because it’s set in August and September and Sean’s a great cook.

But before we get to that, I want to finish the Saga of Children’s Delight because in Summer of Fortune it was Maddie’s signature recipe.

My old-fashioned recipe had cinnamon, cloves and raisins and in SOF, the wonderful aroma of sugar and spice became one of Augusta’s calling cards.

The problem was, the general consensus of my millennial children (who I have to say were perfectly happy to eat those cookies when they were young) was that children these days wouldn’t like cookies like that. Everyone’s a critic.
Vania making cookies
Vania making cookie dough into little “towers” to assure perfectly round cookies. She’s amazing!

So I charged my daughter-in-law Vania, baker extraordinaire, to come up with a new version of Children’s Delight that today’s children would love. My only caveat was that the new recipe have a component of spice.

I have to say, her new recipe is delicious.  Totally different with peanut butter and chocolate chips, but what’s not to love?

Here’s the recipe – you be the judge.

I’ll sign this one, “Obviously eating way too many cookies in the name of art,”

Judy sig

 

 

 

 

Vania's Children's Delight Cookies

Vania's Children's Delight Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter - creamed
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no salt, no sugar)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 ° F.
  2. Cream the butter until fluffy. Add peanut butter and mix well.
  3. Add sugars and mix, then add the eggs and the vanilla.
  4. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to butter mixture a bit at a time.
  5. Add chocolate chips.
  6. Pay out on parchment paper on cookie tins. Vania makes dough into "towers" to assure cookies turn out nice and round, I flatten mine with a fork. It's up to you. 🙂
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
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2 thoughts on “What do Really Children Like?

  1. Vania’s recipe sounds delicious! I love anything with peanut butter in it but will have to
    find just the right GF flour substitute. My favorite is a blend of ground millet and rice flours.
    I’ve recently discovered a non-bake dessert which is very seasonal. Have you heard of the ‘watermelon cake’? Whitney brought one to the VIRA picnic and I just had to try it. Shape the centre of a seedless watermelon into a cake-like cylinder, frost with whipping cream and decorate with flaked almonds, fresh berries, etc. I believe it’s from a paleo diet. Quite yummy but you have to assemble just before serving and consume it asap.

    1. The watermelon cake sounds amazing. I would never have thought of whipped cream and watermelon. Sorry I missed it. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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