Thursday, August 26, 2010

sweet beets!

After seeing this cookie recipe linked by a friend, I thought they looked too adorable not to try. I realize that beets in cookies is rather unorthodox, but I'm always up for a new recipe and placing a power-packed veggie in a cookie is a fun challenge. After all, it's not as if I'm trying to hide livermush in them! (...which I wouldn't do anyway since we're veg.) These little sweet beet cookies turned out so adorably cute in their hot pink/reddish way, which is what tipped off the kids that I may be trying to pull a fast one on them.


Elizabeth: Mom! You don't use red food coloring...what did you put in those cookies?!
Me: ooh, but aren't they so cute. look, I even made a heart-shaped one for you!


Elizabeth: Mom! What did you put in them?!
Me: Look did you see the little trees too. :) <--yep, I smiled just like that, even tilted my head sideways
Finn: Trees?! Where are the trees? I want all the trees; can I eat all the trees; how many can I have anyway; three, mommy, I want three trees!
Elizabeth: (wrinked nose) nevermind. I don't want to know what you put in them. They taste like corn.
Paulie: I don't think I'm really very hungry for a second cookie...
Philip: (mouth stuffed full) I want his!!
Me: corn?!


So there you have it, in glorious detail. Two thumbs up, two thumbs down...which is sort of par for the course around here. Maybe I'll try again at Valentine's Day.


PS. I used a little powdered sugar glaze to try to sweeten the deal. I used this basic recipe only I just made a tiny bit so I sort of guestimated the ingredient amounts.


13 comments:

  1. ha,ha, I love Elizabeth's reaction!
    We might have to try these. My girls would get excited that they are red (since we don't do food coloring, either).
    XOXO

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  2. Ok this is interesting. I'm willing to give this a try next week my kids don't care for beets but I keep trying :)

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  3. i'm scared of beets..my grandma tried to force them on us when we were really little, and I hated them! but after seeing them used for something so lovely...I am willing to give them another try; 27 odd years later!!

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  4. hehehe your childrens reactions cracked me up : )

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  5. LOL, oh this was fun to read!

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  6. That is a hilarious conversation! Beets in cookies, who knew?

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  7. Funny! They look pretty. :) My kids never trust me when I make smoothies anymore. I've tried to sneak a few too many good things in there at times, and now they're always suspicious.

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  8. I am making these next week! Thanks for sharing

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  9. Interesting ingredient in cookies...
    I would love to taste one ;)

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  10. Well...I'm with Elizabeth on this one. I think. But I wouldn't eat a disguised livermush cookie either:)

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  11. These look wonderful. We'll have to try this.

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  12. I love reading your reactions to your children's questioning. When one of mine asked if there was zucchini in the muffins, I also do the round about talk, trying to get them to just try it.
    What a great idea to use beets.

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