One day the girls and I were sitting around the computer and for some reason Yoda was on the screen. Maybe I was on pinterest, can’t be sure. Something awful then happened.
My children didn’t know who Yoda was.
It was at that moment I had to reevaluate the way I was raising my children. What kind of parent was I that my kids didn’t know who Yoda was?
I needed to rectify that situation and soon.
We then planned a Star Wars night in which these cookies were the star.
For our dinner we had Han burgers, light sabers (chocolate covered pretzel sticks), vaderaide, and these wookie cookies.
When I was thinking about what a wookie cookie would look like I decided they needed to have some oatmeal. Just felt right to have oatmeal. I went looking through my husbands grandmothers recipe book and found a cookie called, oatmeal shaggies.
Doesn’t that scream, “Make me into a wookie cookie?”
Why yes, yes it does.
And so I did. When food speaks to me, I listen.
The cookie has some of the same characteristics a wookie would I imagine. Hearty, practical, slightly sweet, surprising, and filled with intrigue or maybe I just read way to much into that cookie recipe.
2 cups quick oats
1 cup finely shredded carrots
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup milk
1 cup non sweetened coconut
Combine oats, carrots, brown sugar and raisins; toss together. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves together. Add to carrot mixture. Combine eggs, shortening and milk. Stir into dry ingredients; blend in coconut and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 1/2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Bake on lightly greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.