And why not? You just have to get a meal and "cookie-it"! Just get everything you would eat for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack or dinner and transform it into a cookie! You can think of it as portable meals!
Ok, let's start with Breakfast! You're having a bowl of cereal with milk and banana slices? Yes, it does look good, but let's "cookie-it"!
Bowl of milk + cereals + banana = Breakfast Bowl Cookie
BREAKFAST BOWL COOKIES
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup butter
- 1 ripe banana (mashed)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup wheat cereal (crushed)
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Cream the butter with the sugar. Add the powdered milk, egg, banana and vanilla and mix well. Incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt). At last add in the crushed cereal. Scoop portions of the dough into a baking sheet and bake until golden brown (about 10-12 minutes).Serving them in a bowl is obviosly optional, but it does add a bit of charm!
Now say good morning to my mom! She really approved the breakfast cookie! Again, eating with a spoon is optional!
The morning goes by so fast it's already time for lunch! What do you think if we have Pizza? Or, even better, pizza cookies?
Bacon & Mushroom Pizza = Pizza Shortbread Cookies
PIZZA SHORTBREAD COOKIES
- 250 gr (9 oz) flour
- 125 gr (4.5 oz) butter
- ¼ cup tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp oreganos
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- ¼ cup small chunks of fried bacon (cooled)
- ¼ cup small chunks of cooked mushrooms (cooled)
- 1/8 cup grated cheese (plus more for topping)
In a food processor place all dry ingredients (flour, salt, garlic, oreganos and pepper) with the cold butter cut into medium chunks. Pulse a few times until it has a course consistency. Mix the tomato sauce with the water and add to the flour-butter mixture and pulse a few more times until the dough forms a ball. Transfer the ball of dough to a lightly floured table and incorporate the cheese, bacon and mushrooms. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Roll the dough and cut into shapes. Bake in a 180ºC (350ºF) preheated oven until golden brown. On the last minute of baking put a little bit of grated cheese on top and let it melt before taking out the cookies from the oven.
You can make them round...
... or in the shape of pizza slices! For that cut big circles of dough (use a plate over the dough and cut arround it with a knife). Score the slices slightly before baking and finishing cutting them with a serrated knife after they've cooled down.
You're hungry again? Ah, you feel like having an afternoon snack, don't you? Ok, let's be healthy and have a cup of tea and an apple. You want a bit of chocolate as well? Sure. Not satisfied yet? Maybe some nuts will help. Ok, just give me all that, I'll transform it in a cookie for you!
Tea + Apple + Chocolate + Hazelnuts = "I feel like a snack" Cookie
“I FEEL LIKE A SNACK" COOKIE
- 115 gr (1/2 cup) butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 apple (grated)
- 60 gr (2 oz) melted dark chocolate
- 2 black tea bags*
- ½ cup toasted (and skinned) chopped hazelnuts
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Cream the butter with the sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Add the melted dark chocolate and then incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt). Open the tea bags and add the tea as well. At last add in the hazelnuts and the grated apple. Scoop portions of the dough into a baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies, making sure you don’t over bake them. They should come out of the oven when they still look slightly under baked. * The tea bags I’ve used had almost pulverized tea, but if you have only leafs, you should grind them to a powder before adding to the dough.
And here they are!
And a look at the moist interior. They were delicious!
Just ask my neighbour Mónica! Or do you think that's a fake smile on her face?
This is being a lot of fun, but the day is finishing! It's time for the last meal for today! I think we should have a nice dinner: Chicken breasts with mustard, white rice and steamed broccoli. I bet you want to see the cookie version of it!
Chicken with mustard + Rice + Broccoli = Chicken & Broccoli Biscotti
CHICKEN & BROCCOLI BISCOTTI
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp mustard
- ½ chicken breast (cooked and cooled)
- 2 small pieces of broccoli (cooked and cooled)
Mix olive oil, egg and mustard. In another bowl mix all dry ingredients (flours, salt, baking soda and baking powder). Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix with your hands. Dice in small chunks the chicken and broccoli and incorporate them into the dough, carefully, because the broccoli is very delicate. Shape the dough into a log and bake in a preheated 180ºC (350ºF) oven until it starts to appear baked but it’s not golden brown yet. Remove from oven and let it rest for 15 minutes and lower the oven to 150ºC (300ºF). Then slice into diagonal pieces and put the pieces cut side down into the baking sheet. Bake for until golden, the time will depend on the thickness of your biscotti.
They're great plain...
... or to dunk in your soup, as you would dunk your sweet biscotti into your coffee or tea!
Ok, we're done, you can have a cookie for dessert!
Cookies make people happy! Eat cookies!...
... And go from a) to b) in just a few bites!