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Cooking with Kids: Mouse Cookies a sweet creation

Thursday, November 14, 2002

By Sarah Billingsley, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

Name: Kaitlin Monier

Kaitlin Monier

Age: 13
Parents: Sandy and Mark Monier
Siblings: Dillon, 10, and Kristen, 7
Community: Penn Trafford
School: Eighth-grader at Penn Middle School
Hobby: Shopping
Sports: Swimming, volleyball and basketball
Favorite foods to eat: Ice cream, chocolate candy and chicken
Favorite subject in school: Literature
Favorite TV show: "SpongeBob Squarepants"
Pets: Two cats, Rudy and Calie, and a dog, Sudi
What she wants to be when she grows up: Veterinarian

Kaitlin has been cooking since she was 2 or 3 years old and likes to create her own recipes. She came up with this cookie recipe last year.

"They look like mouse ears when they bake," she said; thus the name.

Mouse Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 12-ounce bag chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients.

Combine the wet and dry mixtures. Stir in the chocolate chips and the nuts. Form into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.

To submit a recipe to Cooking with Kids, please send the recipe, along with the name of the child, a head shot (preferably a school picture), and a telephone number where the child can be contacted to: Cooking with Kids, Kathleen Ganster, 3142 Camberly Drive, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Questions? Call Kathleen at 724-443-1664 or email at kganster-@fyi.net.

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