Monday, August 12, 2013

Missing Cookie Day

"Cookie day": a phrase synonymous with the Friday job of scooping endless trays of Ms. Rogers perfected warm goey chocolate chip cookies.
The students enrolled in the culinary skills program earn money for food and competition by selling cookies every friday. These are not just any old boxed cookies. These are Ms Rogers' cookie recipe.  If you are a student of recent alumni of Blue Springs South than j am sure you are familiar with the deal that goes down in room 517. Three cookies- one dollar. The deal is hard to beat. Unless of course you are one of the students in the Culinary Skills class and then you get three cookies for free.  After weeks and weeks of my Friday mornings centered around chocolate chip cookies, the summer has been empty with out them. I have been craving chocolate chip cookies. I do have the recipe so I could make, but knowing the recipe i know that these cookies are not healthy at all. While real butter is used vs some nasty shortening product, they are still cookies. Cookies loaded with fat, sugar and carbs. In my distress over the desire of chocolate chip cookies I stumbled across Cookie dough dip. You read that right. You now finally have a reason to eat cookie dough. Plus with the changes I have made to the recipe, this dip has protein, is relatively low in fat and in sugar.

Cookie dough dip

I can of white cannelloni beans
1/3 cup of water
3 pkgs of sugar in the raw
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1 tbs applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs honey
1/3 cup of oats (or 1/3 cup of flour)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

*Note: If using a strong and powerful blender or food processor (vita-mix, or kitchen aid food processor)  you can just put the oats into the mix with the beans, but if your blending device does not consistently produce a smooth consistency it would be best to blend the oats separately before adding them to the beans. The oats act as the replacement for flour, thickening the mix. So big pieces of oats are not what is wanted. You want it so be blended finely into a flour type consistency. *

Rinse off the canned beans and place in a pot with 1/3 cup of water. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until extremely tender. Once the beans are done cooking, drain and place in a strong food processor or blender (like a vita-mix). Blend until smooth. Add sugar in the raw, peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, salt, sugar, brown sugar, honey and oats. Blend until very smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Place in a container and chill. Serve with graham cracker, animal crackers or even just by the spoon full, which is my personal favorite mode of consumption.

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