M and I read that story today during L's nap, and we agreed that gorging on cookies sounded like the perfect plan. We tried this awesome recipe for Honey-Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies, from A Dash of Sass, with a few subs to make it work for us. Ours were Honey-Sweetened Sunflower Seed Paste cookies, and they were amazing.
In keeping with my sandwich-making post last week, I let M do as much as he wanted to. He liked all the measuring and pouring in, but not much of the stirring or cookie-shaping. He was also keen to put the cookies in the oven.
|A moment of shock when he thought he burned himself.|
These cookies called for a cup of honey, so even though they don't use sugar, they are still sweet. And we've seen in the past that too many sweets make L susceptible to seizures, no matter the source. So since this isn't a reduced-sugar recipe, we're having to limit his sugar intake the old-fashioned way. Not letting him have too many. Wish us luck!
We followed her recipe, with the following exceptions:
1 cup homemade sunflower seed paste in place of 1 cup peanut butter
2 cups Arrowhead Mills gluten free all purpose flour in place of 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.
A few handfuls of dark chocolate chips in place of 3 oz. bar of dark chocolate. Only because it's what we had on hand.
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla omitted. Because we forgot. Oops! It's hard to bake with a four year old. :)
Today is our first day of October vacation and judging by these awesome cookies I'd say we're off to a great start.