It’s all kinds of hot chocolate and snowman fun on the first day. The second day is a relief too, no work, more time to rest. But by the third day it’s a little ridiculous. You’re trapped inside!
To ease the monotony, I decided to collect a few of my favorite things (cinnamon, pecans and coconut) and put them into a cookie. A “Mommy” cookie. My 5-year-old doesn’t like nuts so anything with nuts in it she declares a “mommy” thing. And promptly loses interest. And that is how you get a preschooler to retreat from a treat. It gives me uninterrupted pleasure.
Step one: Get your milk ready.
Step Three: Appreciate the flavors.
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup pecans
- In a large bowl beat your softened butter for 30 seconds, then combine sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
- Add egg and beat until combined.
- Slowly mix in the flour until everything is well combined. Toss in the pecans and mix.
- Spoon onto a baking sheet. Cook for 10-12 minutes on 350 degrees.