Friday, October 4, 2013

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #56: Frosted Mocha Cookies

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

The linky is at the bottom.

I have had the privilege of reviewing an advance copy of The Homemaker's Mentor CD. I can't wait to share my full review with you next week along with a wonderful giveaway. While we are waiting, I would like to share one of the many recipes with you. I thought it would be great for this week's Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. We made:

Frosted Mocha Cookies

(It's getting a little crowded at the stove.)

Cookie Ingredients:
2 (1oz) squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips

First we melted the baking chocolate and shortening on low heat.

Then we let it cool for 10 minutes.
I poured the chocolate mixture into a bowl, because I didn't want to use my beaters in my saucepan, but the directions did say to just add the next ingredients to the pan. We added the brown sugar, buttermilk and egg to the chocolate mixture and mixed it well.

We set the chocolate mixture aside and combined the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. We were supposed to sift it together, but I never do. I just use my whisk and stir it really well.  Then we mixed the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture.

Next we stirred in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

The girls and I took turns putting teaspoonfuls of batter onto our cookie sheets. The instructions said to line them with parchment paper, but we do not have any. 

We baked one cookie sheet at a time in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.

While I waited for them to cool, I made the frosting.

Mocha Frosting Ingredients:
1/4 cups softened butter
2 Tbs baking cocoa powder
2 tsp instant coffee granules
2 cups powdered sugar (The recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups, but I always start with a little less and 2 cups was perfect, not too sweet.
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Enough milk to make it spreadable

I added all the ingredients.

This was the frosting after 1 Tbs of milk. It was not quite thin enough.

Another tablespoon of milk was just right.

Edited to add, you can now find the full review and giveaway for 2 CD's here.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

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Melt in Your Mouth Monday
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Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
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  1. Those cookies look yummy! I'm glad you had so much fun making and eating them :)

  2. Those look delicious! We made cookies today too, but ours were peanut butter and they were just a premade mix. We'll get around to some of these yummy foods soon. Great post, thanks for sharing!

  3. I want to make these with my nieces!

  4. Looks very delicious to me, but, amazingly my children don't like chocolate! Must be a recessive gene, lol. I'll probably still try it out someday for a potluck item, though :)

  5. Looks delicious. I can't wait to try with my boys.

  6. I am a lover of ALL things chocolate. I would devour these in a heartbeat. They look scrumptious! My daughter loves chocolate too so this would be a wonderful recipe for us to try together!

  7. These look SO good! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  8. These look delicious!! We hardly even eat cookies with frosting on them, and that makes them extra yummy looking! Can't wait to try them!!

  9. Aw...your kids are getting so big! I'm not big on coffee, but I do love chocolate and these look good! I bet DH would love them too!

  10. MMmmmmmm! I wanna make these! It looks like you guys had so much fun!

    Haha buttermilk! That's not too common in recipes anymore. :)

  11. These look so good! I love chocolate. Can't wait to try these!

  12. I would have to leave out the nuts, but otherwise these sound really good.
    Love the coffee frosting!

  13. These cream cheese mints are fun to make with kids also (though a little sticky!)

  14. Ooh, they sound yummy! My 8-year-old made a chocolate mocha cake a couple days ago. I should have him make these next! ;)


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