The boys have worked with Mairlyn a few times before – they’ve made butter tarts, Grab n Go cookies, did a little improv in the kitchen (did you know Mairlyn is a Second City alum?) and last year she made lemon-ricotta pancakes from Peace, Love & Fibre with them. This week, however, she was unable to make it at the last minute but we continued with the plan I had and the recipes I had chosen anyway. I know she was there in spirit!
I chose three different cookie recipes to make and the boys worked in small groups – with just two adults supervising, it’s impossible to oversee every step but I’m confident enough in the boys’ ability to follow a recipe, measure ingredients and generally use their time wisely so there’s enough time for baking and cooling!
They had a bowl for their wet ingredients and a bowl for their dry ingredients and measured and mixed those separately before combining…
(no, I’m not sure how Mr Green Apron up there got so messy so quickly either… 😉 )
The boys were excited the got to use cookie scoops for these recipes (you don’t have to but this does make your life easier and, as you can see, cleaner!).
Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These did NOT look like the image. Ours were puffy, not flat. Not sure what happened there but these were also the “healthiest” tasting according to the boys (it’s true, they definitely were not as decadent as the other two!)
Chocolate Fudgey Brownie Bites
So there you go – a bunch of boys ready for March Break (7 school days to go!) – who know how to make three different kinds of “better for you” cookies.
Thanks, Mairlyn for the inspiration!
More about Peace, Love & Fibre:
In her newest cookbook, Mairlyn breaks down exactly what fibre is, and why it is such an important part of a healthy life. In Fibre 101 or How to Get an A+ on Your Colonoscopy, Mairlyn covers all the basics, using her trademark sense of humour and enthusiasm. You’ll learn how fibre positively affects your blood sugar levels and gut health, and how it reduces the risk of certain types of cancer. Then, Mairlyn will teach you exactly how to create a more balanced, fibre-rich diet, without going overboard. Moving into the recipes, you’ll find a mouthwatering assortment of choices for every meal and occasion, with dishes such as Pumpkin Spice Griddle Cakes, Cheddar Cheese Mini Dinner Biscuits, Lentil & Wheat Berry Salad with Strawberries & Mint, Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork, Chicken & Chickpea Curry, and even desserts like Chocolate Fudge Cake!
Each recipe has full nutritional breakdowns and helpful icons to highlight the vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free dishes. Sprinkled throughout are Mairlyn’s musings on life, love, and everything in between.
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