Apple and Cheddar Scookies.…The Story of When A Cookie Meets a Scone - Sweet Potato Chronicles

Apple and Cheddar Scookies.…The Story of When A Cookie Meets a Scone

One of the nicest parts about work­ing on Sweet Potato Chron­i­cles (out­side of empow­er­ing our children's choices towards nutri­tion and, well, eat­ing lots of stuff) is the oppor­tu­nity to con­nect with other moms. Today's guest blog is from the beau­ti­ful bak­ing team of Dr. Bles­syl Buan, a chi­ro­prac­tic doc­tor who spe­cial­izes in ath­letes and the per­form­ing arts (check her out atwww.drblessyl.com), and her daugh­ter Leia. She also hap­pens to be an SPC fan. After Bles­syl con­tacted us, we were enticed by her Scookie recipe. Not sure what a scookie is ? Nei­ther were we.

Here's one way to turn Fall's apple pick­ing adven­ture into a healthy and deli­cous treat. Over to the Good Doc­tor.…
Last Fall, we went on a fam­ily trip to Chudleigh’s farm to go apple pick­ing. In the heat of my enthu­si­asm, I came across a won­der­ful recipe for Apple Scook­ies. Curi­ous? A scookie is a cross between a scone and a cookie and if you’re like my daugh­ter and I, com­bin­ing apples and old ched­dar will make you jump to try this sweet and savoury recipe.

The last time I made this recipe, I did it on my own since my daugh­ter was only one and a half years old. This sum­mer, Leia and I started to bake together. When you bake with a tod­dler, mix­ing does not involve a wooden spoon. Tod­dler fin­gers, elbows and arms make a good blend­ing tool and of course, she was only allowed to mix the dry ingredients…

Apple and Ched­dar Scook­ies (bor­rowed from Longo’s Mag­a­zine)
Prepa­ra­tion Time: 20 min­utes Cook Time: 15 minutes

¾ cup unsalted but­ter
¾ cup gran­u­lated sugar
2 eggs
1 large apple (Spar­tan or Empire), cored and grated
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shred­ded old ched­dar
½ tsp each bak­ing power and bak­ing soda
Pinch salt

Method
In bowl, using elec­tric hand mixer, beat but­ter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addi­tion. Stir in apples until com­bined. In another bowl, whisk together (or use your tod­dler sifter) flour, cheese, bak­ing pow­der, bak­ing soda and salt. Stir into but­ter mix­ture until just blended.

Drop dough by heap­ing table­spoon­fuls on parch­ment paper lined bak­ing sheets (I ran out of parch­ment paper and greased the pan instead). Bake in cen­tre of 350°F oven for about 15 min­utes or until light golden and firm. Let cool com­pletely on pan. Store in con­tainer in sin­gle lay­ers divided with wax or parch­ment paper. Store in freezer for up to 1 month or in refrig­er­a­tor for up to 3 days.

Makes about 54 cook­ies.
Per 1 scookie serv­ing: 70 calo­ries; 1 g pro­tein; 3.5 g fat; 7 g car­bo­hy­drate; 0 g fibre

Leia loved work­ing with the flour. She also loved spread­ing it all over her face and on the coun­ter­tops. She was very vocal about crack­ing the eggs and mirac­u­lously no shell frag­ments made it into the bowl.

She insisted upon using a tea­spoon to scoop the bat­ter onto the cookie pan. The girl is messy but has bouts of clean­li­ness. “Wipes! Wipes!” she yelled, after the job was done.

Once baked and cooled, Leia grabbed a scookie and sat qui­etly as she watched the tele­vi­sion. Sigh, a mother’s work is always over­shad­owed by car­toons. How­ever, if the scookie tastes good and ensures a bit of peace, that’s success!

  

3 Comments

  1. Ceri says:

    Love this recipe, Bles­syl! Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for being our guest!

  2. Anonymous says:

    cant wait to try this one. noth­ing beats fall har­vest time and you can do so much with apples.

    just an fyi that chudleighs has become too big for their own good. charg­ing admis­sion was the last straw for me. who needs cor­po­rate apples?

    try orcha­law farms where they only charge you for the apples you pick… http://www.orchalawfarms.com/

    i like them apples!

  3. Ceri says:

    Thanks for the tip, anon, will check it out. Pick­ing apples is such a great fall outing.

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