Monday, October 15, 2007

Rainforest Week

I come across many books along my travels. Since it is rainforest week, Oct. 14th to the 20th, a book that caught my attention is called THE RAINFOREST GREW ALL AROUND. "Recipe from the “For Creative Minds” section of The Rainforest Grew All Around, an award-winning picture book from Sylvan Dell Publishing, an educational children’s book publisher. More activities are available for free at"
The recipe is at this website for the rainforest cookies:
I love recipes too (I am a professional recipe writer) so I am going to print the recipe here as well.

These cookies have several ingredients that come from the rainforest. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2 to 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick butter (1/2 cup),softened
1 medium ripe banana
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
4 cups (12 oz) chocolate chips
1 cup chopped cashews

Combine 2 cups flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
Combine butter, banana and sugars until creamy.
Beat in eggs and then add the coconut flakes.
Gradually add flour mixture, add extra flour if needed.
Stir in chocolate chips and cashews.
Drop by rounded tablespoon on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.

I'm going to make these cookies as soon as I can.

All the best,
Lily Erlic
Children's Author, CANSCAIP member
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