Baking with Mommy: Super Cookies

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Judah and Mommy BakingWhen I was 20 weeks pregnant with Judah, and we found out that our baby was a boy, I was a little disappointed at first.  Yes, I’m admitting it, but <shhhhh!> don’t tell him!  😉  For some crazy reason, I thought that it would be much more fun to have a daughter to share my love of cooking and baking. That a SHE would automatically take more interest in rolling out cookie dough, throwing flour, licking fingers and making messes in the kitchen, than a HE.

Judah Measuring CupsUmmmm…hello!  Boys can be just as amusing in the kitchen, too, if not more!  Maybe it was my pregnancy hormones, but why didn’t I think of that then?  Judah is SO much fun to bake with, when I have the patience and time to clean up after him, of course.  Every time he sees me getting out my stand mixer, or opening the jar of flour, he pulls up a chair to stand on (I’ve got to get him a stool!) and wants to “help”.

A few months ago, I let him develop his own cookie recipe.  I spread out a bunch of fun ingredients on the table in front of him, and he chose what he wanted in his cookies.  I helped control the measurements of the flour, eggs, sugars, etc.  But, when it came to the extras, the decisions were all his.

Judah Graham CrackersI was expecting a somewhat inedible turnout.  But, wow, the cookies baked up amazingly!  My little Judah is a natural! 😉  Even though I was of little faith, I still wrote down the ingredients and measurements as we went along so I could share the recipe with you if the cookies did taste good. I’ve since made these cookies again…twice! I asked Judah what he wanted to call these cookies, and he immediately answered, “Super Cookies!”  I think it had something to do with watching an episode of Super Why! that same morning.

Judah Bowl ReflectionNow, I can’t even imagine having a daughter and secretly hope that this baby #2 is another boy.  But, hey, if it is a girl, I’m prepared and will not be disappointed.  Judah and I will welcome him or her in our kitchen with open, floury arms.  🙂  (We’ll find out next month!)

Super Cookies 7

Super Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Super Cookies

This cookie recipe may have been developed by a toddler, but you will be surprised at how "super" they taste. Loaded with your favorite combination of ingredients, with a surprise of gooey marshmallows, all on top of a graham cracker boat.

  • 15 whole graham crackers, carefully broken in half
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 regular sized marshmallows
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner. Layer 12 graham cracker halves on the baking sheet; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, powdered sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, beating one at a time until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix in the marshmallows about 3-4 at a time until they are broken up in pieces, but not completely incorporated into the dough.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together 2 1/2 cups of the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cocoa. Gradually add to the wet ingredients, adding up to 1/2 cup more flour, if needed. Fold in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and toffee bits.

Scoop 12 spoonfuls of cookie dough (using up just under half of the dough at this time) onto the graham cracker halves and gently press to adhere to the crackers. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Repeat with the remaining crackers and dough.

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  1. that’s one cute little baker! All three of my kids (2 girls and a boy) love to help out in the kitchen!

  2. Could he be any cuter?! What a fun kitchen helper you have, and man do his cookies ever look good!

  3. Look out Gordon Ramsey! I can’t wait to make these super yummy super cookies.

  4. Oh my goodness, what a cutie! He is so adorable! So neat how he loves to cook with you. The cookies sound terrific. I have to admit, having two of the same gender is a lot of fun (I have two little girls), but my sister has a two-year old boy and a baby girl and is loving that too!

  5. How cute! They look scrumptious! I love that you’re getting him to bake with you…what great memories.

  6. Aww, this is so sweet! What fun memories you two are making together.

  7. OMG! He is so cute! Would love to pinch those cheeks! Glad the cookies turned out good too! Next, you have to hand him the camera and you’ve got yourself an apprentice!

  8. This post literally brought tears to my eyes!! What a fantastic idea to have Judah make his own cookie recipe. The photos are adorable. You are making memories that will last a lifetime. And the cookies look darn good, too! LOVE!!

  9. So cute! This makes me excited to bake with my little boy when he gets older (6 months now) 🙂

  10. OMG… What a gorgeous boy! My son, he’s 20 now, LOVED to cook with me! There is nothing like the love of a little boy! You are definitely blessed!

  11. Ahhhhhhhh, such a sweet post to the cutest little helper ever!!! Judah did a great job on his super cookies, and I can’t wait to find out what #2 will be. Either way, you got yourself another assistant in the kitchen! Mommy’s free labor!!!

  12. this is seriously the cutest post, ever!! i love judah and i wish i had been able to meet him that one time we met up in dc!!! ahhh, i want kids now cause of this post hahaha i want to cook with them!! eee 🙂

    • I wish you could’ve met him, too! I might bring him (and baby) to BlogHer Food in Austin. You going? You’ll get to meet him there!! 🙂

  13. That is the cutest thing ever. He is adorable. My son loved cooking but wouldn’t let me help and he baked a lot of cookies that came out like rocks. You have had more success in this respect. He did stop wanting to cook at a certain point though. The novelty wore off and he moved on to more boy things. Such a shame.

  14. This is so priceless, I can’t even express! You are going to tear up over these pictures some day. He looks like such a fun little boy! I can’t wait until my daughter wants to help. So far, she’s just at the watching stage.

    Awesome Super Cookies!

  15. What a sweet comment, Nikki! I love every single thing about this post, especially all the adorable pictures of Judah. You are such a terrific mom. 🙂

  16. Oh my goodness, Nikki! A post full of pictures of Judah–irresistible. 🙂 This is a really sweet post.

    What a great idea to have him make his own recipe. That is so fun! Linc and I will try making these together in honor of mother-son kitchen time and you guys.

    I can’t wait to find out if the baby is a boy or girl!!!

  17. OMG! He is so adorable! I have two girls and one boy. My girls love to bake, especially around holidays. Now, I am excited for my boy to help! SWOON!!

  18. I would love the blendtec blender. I would make soups and egg nog.

  19. Love that Judah is such a great kitchen helper! He did such a great job on these cookies!

  20. Diane Lepior says:

    Wow! That blender looks fantastic! I blend something most everyday so having a better quality blender would be fantastic. I like to make smoothies, and have made hummus but recently I have been using my blender to make different kinds of flours…brown rice, oat. But to have a blender that would make nut-butters would be wonderful!

  21. Your little boy is too cute!

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