Kiddos in the Kitchen – Kids’ Activities
Are You a Cookie Monster?
Cookies are really absolutely delicious, but having too many cookies is not a good plan. It can give you a tummy ache and isn’t good for your body. So, while it is appropriate to a have a few cookies, it is also important to learn some restraint. Check out this fun video of Cookie Monster learning the meaning of the word “resist.”
It’s summer! For many folks, a favorite summertime treat are s’mores, made with fire-roasted marshmallows. But you can’t always have a fire for roasting marshmallows, so here are some other tasty things to make with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers from delish.com.
Now Let’s Make the Recipe!
These are not your average chocolate chip cookies. A glance at the ingredients is all it takes to see something different’s going on with these ooey-gooey-chewy cookies. Made with crushed graham crackers and sweetened condensed milk, the texture of these cookies is unique. So sweet and definitely hard to resist! This classic recipe comes to us from long-time Co-op Owner and former General Manager, Michelle Adams.
- 3 sleeves graham crackers (1 14.4 oz. box)
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (or a bit less, just enough to moisten the dough)
Finely crush graham crackers using a food processor. Or, you’d like to get the kids involved, try putting the graham crackers into ziplock bags and letting them roll a rolling pin over them to crush them. Mix graham crackers crumbs, walnuts and chocolate chips by hand in a large mixing bowl. Add sweetened condensed milk, mixing by hand, until all of the dough is moist. Drop by teaspoonful onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. The parchment is key—don’t try this recipe without it! If they flatten too much add more graham cracker crumbs to make a thicker dough. Cook 10-12 minutes until bottom of cookie is slightly brown. Cookie will still be very soft in the middle. Gently slide parchment and cookies off onto a wire rack. Flip parchment over and peel away from cookies. Parchment may be reused for the remainder of the dough.