Come to the Dark Side – We have Cookies! Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles

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I decided to make the Homeschool lesson for today about co-operation. My Elflings were taking turns vacillating between being helpful and being persnickety, so we voted on something to make. It was unanimous for cookies! I put the eldest of the three in charge, and sat at the table, sipping my coffee, willing and able to help if needed.

Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles
2 C flour* (rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc)
1 tsp baking powder*
1 tsp salt
1 C veggie butter* (Earth Balance)
1 C packed brown sugar*
½ C sugar*
2 Tbsp En-R-G egg replacer
8 Tbsp strong coffee*
2 tsp vanilla*
2 Tbsp cacao* powder
* = Organic

 Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and cacao in a bowl. Stir with a whisk to blend, and set aside. In a larger bowl, cream the butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugars. Blend in egg replacer, coffee and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until well-blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls (or form quenelles) onto un-greased cookie sheet, about 1″ apart. Bake for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen.

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I helped with making the quenelles: Step 1 – with a small amount of dough and two teaspoons, alternate scraping the dough from one teaspoon to the other, turning and shaping the dough into a tri-sided, lovely little shape.

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Making quenelles: Step 2 – you’ll get the hang of it, and they’re so pretty when you’re done, it’s worth the effort.

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They’re just so tempting for my cookie dough-loving Elfling!

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Neat and tidy rows of lovely, little quenelles.

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This is one of these best treats ever –  Cup of Coffee and Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles. Delicious!

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I wonder how long these will last? My best guess is 24 hours. ;0)

"...ring around the rosie..."
Photo courtesy of Google

But what about the persnickety Elflings? I ended our lesson with a little history on Ring Around the Rosie and Black Plague. I do love to hear them singing. ♥

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26 thoughts on “Come to the Dark Side – We have Cookies! Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles

  1. Ink. [Anette] says:

    They wouldn’t last for 24 hours in my company, I tell you they look good from direction. Mmm indulge in picture of yummy cookie… dream dream.
    I think it’s so brave and cool you do homeschooling. You’re a strong woman.

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  2. throve says:

    Yummy, yum yum.
    You have very good hand co-ordination with the spoon trick. That looks like it takes practice. Might give that a whirl.
    If the biscuits are smaller, does that mean we can have more? :)
    Didn’t realise the origin of “Ring a round the rosie,” but then many of the rhymes and children’s tales have quite nasty beginnings.

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