LiCookies – Fastest Cookies with Yeast

Sometime things just work out the way they should.

It was snowing the whole day (it’s early afternoon, should stop soon) and I’m home. I made myself a veggie/beef/biltong kung pao which came out really good (maybe I’ll recreate and document sometime), and then made myself coffee for dessert – but as it was brewing, I felt like something sweet with it and had nothing.

My son left his Magic-Bullet container to dry on the countertop before he left to work, so I figured let’s use that. I had no patience for reading recipes or spending much time on it, so I just made something up quickly from flavors I like, and…it came out irresistible.

And read on the recipe below, I mean, it really came out REALLY GOOD, like, can’t stop eating it good. Double or triple the quantities if you want it to last more than 3.6 minutes or if someone else will try and share it with you.

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This will make 8 cookies.

For the dough:

  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar (if you like it sweeter make it 1.5)
  • 1/3 cup water hot water (tap hot, 100f/40c is perfect).
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup mixes nuts (I used almonds, walnuts, coconut and was perfect)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature best)
  • A few drops of vanilla extract and or coconut extract (I’d say optional for both).
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup white flour

The Cute Top

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp coco powder
  • 1 tsp butter (room temperature best)
  • 1 tsp water

Heat oven or toaster oven to 450f/230c

The instruction are for using a Magic-Bullet , if you do not have one, or make a bigger batch, a handheld chopping mixer or a food processor will work great.

Dough

Place yeast, sugar and water in bullet container. Stir by hand a bit and let stand for a minute, yeast should start bubbling a bit.

Add the rest of the dough ingredients except the flour and let the bullet stir it for a bit, chopping the nuts and mixing everything. Add the flour and keep blending for a few minutes until well mixed and uniform, and then some. You might need to shake the billet a few times to make it blend.

Place a parchment paper/cooking sheet on a flat cooking pan. Scoop one tablespoon for each cookie, and empty it using a teaspoon onto the sheet spacing them so centers are about 3″/7.5cm apart to leave enough space to expand. They will flatten out a bit when you do this, the dough is soft. Quantities above should make 8 cookies, and you’ll have just a bit dough left in the bullet (by design…).

Cute Top

Don’t clean the bullet! Add the rest of the ingredients to the bullet. Place in microwave for 15 seconds. Stir with a spoon or butter knife (you don’t want to scratch the container, it’s your son’s Magic-Bullet!).

Scoop one teaspoon and place in the center on top of each cookie. You can push it down a bit for psychological comfort but you don’t really have to.

Place in the middle (height-wise) of the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Take out and force yourself not to taste it until it cooled a bit so you don’t burn yourself.

After one bite, please imagine your are a mature self-controlled adult and
A. Do not eat all the cookies at once.
B. Don’t hide them from your son.
C. Share with whomever you want, you can always make more , it’s like 20 minutes total.

Oh, while it’s in the oven clean everything up, it’s only like 4 items total you have to wash, and hot water will make it easy to clean.

Now, 15 pushups please to make you feel like you burnt some of these calories you just consumed.

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