July 25, 2011

Backyard Camp-Out

Sunday night was perfect for it.

Perfect for building a blanket tent under cloudless sky. It wasn't too hot out, so perfect for snuggling. This Mamma had a fresh LaLa Beeka* story growing in my mind, and...there was plenty of time to make the absolutely necessary Backyard Camp-out Cookies.

Yep, Sunday night was pretty perfect.

*LaLa Beeka is a dragon my kids made up. We tell stories about us visiting him in Dragonland, and the funny things that happen when he visits the human realms. Last night, we met his two friends: Foo Foo Siss and Bert. (Hey, I don't make up the names, just the stories.)

Here's our recipe for Backyard Camp-out Cookies. Turns out, these are pretty good for breakfast too.

Backyard Camp-Out Cookies

(a one-bowl, one-pan, anything goes recipe)

Heat oven to 375 

Throw into a large mixing bowl:

1 cup raw granulated sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 16-ish oz  jar extra crunchy peanut butter (we like Adam's)
1 stick o' butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup unbleached all- purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder


this is the 'anything goes' part.
We threw in  half a bag of coconut flakes, a couple handfuls of rolled oats, and a cup or two of Rice Krispies cereal. These would also be great with chocolate chips (obviously), raisins, or nuts.

Spread the entire mixture on a greased baking sheet, bar cookie style, and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Then build a blanket tent over your clothesline and enjoy. :)

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! You mustn't live in MN, the mosquitos would carry you away at night... Looked like a lovely night for great memories with the kids! :)