Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cookies and DANCE

Yesterday, we made the most yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Henry and I love to cook together. Henry loves being a "chef, " so I had stocked up on organic baking needs from Whole Foods. I picked up butter, eggs, chocolate chips, and the oats from their bulk bins. I had all the other necessary goods needed.
When trying new recipes I opt to look at a few online and then combine the ones that look best to me (usually don't like cooking with abundance of Baking powder and Baking soda at the same time, and usually I cut the amount by a 1/4 tsp).

So I combined Betty Crockers version with this one, from Savory Sweet Life blog.

Ingredients (as Organic as possible):
1 1/2 Brown sugar, gently packed
1 cup Butter (slightly cold but not frozen)
1 1/4 tsp Vanilla
1 egg
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup Almond meal
1 3/4 cup Oats (not quick oats)
Chocolate Chips (semi sweet)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer (with the paddle attachment), mix brown sugar and butter until fluffy (about medium to high speed). Mix for at least 2 minutes.
Slow down the mixer while you add the vanilla and the egg. Let it mix completely. Add in baking soda, salt, flour, almond meal, oats and chocolate chips.

Create spoon sized balls onto non-greased baking sheets. Cook until lightly golden brown!

YUM to your tummy!

Lately, we've been looking over youtube to look at dance. Henry has shown an interest in dance. He wants to know about ballet (not sure where that came from but most likely innately from my genes-I was a ballet dancer for many years). So I have been showing him little blurbs from my favorite dance company, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, out of Brooklyn. The dancers in that company are mind blowing! They're athletic, technically skilled, and overall incredibly talented. They have INCREDIBLE STAMINA!

The Fire Island Dance Festival clip here is amazing! This includes multiple
dance companies (about 15) including Complexions. Henry loves watching it (so do I)!

Not that either of these blog topics are related, but at least now that you have a new cookie recipe, you can dance off all that deliciousness with this inspiring dance clip!!

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