The other day Kian and I made "Floor Cookies". We've made "floor cookies" a few times now. Is that some new flavor you ask? Not exactly. When making floor cookies, this comes in very handy:It's the Tupperware "Thatsa Mega Bowl", a 42 cup, massive bowl. See how tiny the eggs are next to it? This picture doesn't quite show the sheer enormity of the bowl. (He he I used big words.)
So, what are "floor cookies" you wanted to know? Simply, they are cookies made on the floor. I plop that huge bowl on the floor and we make cookies, or bread, or muffins, or anything. Kian loves to help us do anything around the house. I've tried to have him stand on a chair, but he can't reach still, so he ends up sitting down and getting upset. With this gigantic bowl, I can put it on the floor and he can help to his little heart's desire. I give him a big plastic spoon to stir the dry ingredients, and with the tall sides of the bowl nothing spills out--much. It's a big thrill for him.
Our floor cookie of the week this week was Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies-with cranberries and walnuts! Oh. My. Gosh. Can we just say delicious? Totally. The best fall cookie I've ever had. Of course, I found a plain pumpkin oatmeal cookie and tweaked it to my liking. I almost added chocolate chips but went for the cranberries instead. Either or both would be great in there!
1/2 cup butter with 1 cup brown sugar on medium speed
2 cups pumpkin (or 1 can pumpkin puree-I used my own cooked/pureed pumpkin)
In a separate bowl mix:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spice (or combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. spices to your liking)
Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, stir until just mixed. Add in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2-1 cup dried (or fresh) cranberries.
Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. I also made some into muffins and baked for 20 or so minutes.
So entirely, amazingly delish! And, I like to tell myself, healthy. Because we all know pumpkin and cranberries are healthy for you!
And that, my friends, is the story of floor cookies.