by lisa | 4 April 2013 09:51
I am on vacation from work this week. My husband is out of town, I already did my workout, the sky is grey (again) and I am bored. I could do something constructive like laundry or cleaning, but where’s the fun in that? Do you eat out of boredom?
I bake out of boredom, which then, of course, leads to eating. So, to cure my boredom today, I baked. It took most of my afternoon. I planned out a recipe, shopped for ingredients, baked, took pictures and then promptly took my end result over to a friend so I wouldn’t eat them all. Boredom solved!
So what did I bake? Well, I intended to make scones. Here is a look at my scribbled ideas for how I would make them.
I envisioned a thick, chunky scone. That is not what I got. They spread a lot more than I anticipated and were moister than scones. I ended up with Monster Cookies. Some baking failures are not failures at all 🙂 I will tinker around with the recipe and see if I can come up with scones, but in the meantime, I have a yummy new cookie recipe. Monster cookies for the Cookie Monster in all of us.
- 2 cups of almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 Tablespoons cold butter
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 50 grams (1/2 bar) dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup raisins
How to do it
- Mix your dry ingredients (almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon) together in a mixing bowl.
- Add in the cold butter. Mix it in with your hands until the butter and flour mixture is like sand (no big chunks of butter).
See? No big butter chunks
- Whisk together the wet ingredients (egg, honey, vinegar and vanilla) in a small bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Dump in the chocolate, nuts and raisins and stir.
- Chill dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- At this point, I still thought I was making scones. I separated my dough into two parts. I formed each half into a round (the dough was sticky, but if you wet your hands it doesn’t stick).
I cut each round into 4
- I cut each round into 4 for a total of 8.
- To make normal cookies, just drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Ready for the oven
- Bake in a pre-heated 350 F (175 C) oven for 20 minutes. Watch carefully…it might be more like 15 minutes for normal sized cookies. This made 8 monster cookies, but would probably make 16-20 normal cookies.
I was sad when I didn’t end up with scones. I was happy again when I tasted them 🙂 I put a dollop of whipped coconut cream on top of my monster cookie and devoured it.
My monster cookie
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