Once a month my little grandson comes to spend a couple of days with Grandma and Grandpa. Dante and I always do a project or two while he is here, something we can enjoy doing together.
It is our way of building a family bond that will last through eternity.
Families can be forever, and I want Dante to know how important he is in my life today, and throughout all eternity. I do that by spending time with him.
Today Dante would like to share with you his recipe for ‘Dante’s Rosemary Cookies.
He is fascinated by the idea of people in other countries reading about his cooking project! Made from a honey cookie recipe with rosemary, whole wheat flour, and applesauce, they are a very tasty and healthy snack. I developed this nutritious cookie especially for him when he was just a year old- along with his special ‘Super Dante Juice’….which will be a post for another time 🙂
Step 1(Dante likes to break every job into ‘steps’): Cut the rosemary into tiny pieces.
Step 2: Grind the wheat to make flour. Fresh-ground flour tastes so much better and retains more vitamins than what we buy in the store. White flour also works in this recipe, but has very little nutrition.
Step 3: Get honey from the store room and be sure to smile for Grandma’s camera!
Step 4: Measure all the ingredients into the bowl and mix it up.
Step 5: Scoop out the dough and place it on parchment paper. Bake it in the oven. It takes a l…o…n…g time (10 minutes is a long time to a 5 year old!) to bake, so don’t forget step 6:
…Enjoy a spoonful of cookie dough!
And of course, what is better to go with fresh-baked cookies than a glass of milk and a board game?!
Spending time with family is one of the most important things we do.
It often means putting other important things off until later, but the ties that we develop with our families can last for eternity.
“The family is the basic unit of society. Countries can be no healthier than its families. No government can long endure without strong families.” ~ Spencer W. Kimball
Is there anything more important than spending time, and building strong bonds, with your family? We have so many important activities that pull us in every direction, and especially away from our families. Despite the importance of everything we have to do each day, the answer to that question is still a resounding “No!”
“Never before have there been so many insidious influences threatening the family as today, around the world. Many of these evil influences come right into the home—through television, movies,radio, magazines, newspapers, <and social media>.” Spencer W Kimball
Dante’s Rosemary Cookies
- ¼ c real butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tblsp lemon juice
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
- 3 tsp dried or fresh rosemary, chopped small
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- Mix butter and sugar together until creamy. Add egg and mix well. Add the applesauce, honey and lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Mix dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet, or on parchment paper for easy clean-up. Bake at 325 F (165 degrees C) 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a rack before storing.
What have you done to increase love in your Family today?
We would do well to slow down a little, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most.