Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sneaky Cookies!

Jackson is a 2-year old and of course that means he makes disgusted faces and runs from the dinner table when something that he doesn't recognize shows up on his plate. Now he does have some internal problems that prevent him from eating certain things but these things would not be such that would prevent him from eating any vegetable beside green beans and peas. He is a child that doesn't like his food mixed together so casseroles, lasagnas and pasta type food (besides mac n' cheese) are out of the question. All of this leaves us with chicken nuggets and other such items.

I just had to share this recipe for the mom's out there that are struggling like I am to get their kid to eat something that's good for them but they just refuse. I must say though if the food in question makes your child ill or he has NEVER liked it than maybe don't make the recipes with that food in them but in the case of this recipe Jackson has eaten carrots before and loved them as a baby so I know he likes them...he's just being a 2 year old :) I found this recipe in the magazine, Parents.

We're also in the process of trying some recipes out the book, Deceptively Delicious!

Here's the recipe for the sneaky cookies! (they are actually super yummy so you may want to make extra because you may want to have a few also)

1 cup White or whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice (i just used cinnamon)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
1 cup Regular Rolled Oats
1 cup Finely shredded Carrots ( about 2 medium) - i think you can even add more and the kids won't notice - they are THAT good!
1/2 cup Raisins

Make it:
* Preheat oven to 350F
* In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin-pie spice, and salt; set aside
*In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugars, egg, flour mixture, oats, carrots and raisins.
* Drop dough by slightly rounded spoonfuls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake each sheet for 10-12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown.
* Place on cooling rack

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