Who else loves milk with their cookies? Crazy question right? Well, what if I told you I have combined the cookies with the milk with this recipe for cookie straws (my guess is that you’d be very excited). These are so much fun to have the kids help you make and they of course enjoy the finished version with their favorite milk.
Here’s what you’ll need:
For the cookies:
-2 medium-large egg whites
-3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1/2 cup all purpose flour
-1/4 cup ground up semisweet chocolate chips (I used a mini blender to crush mine up)
-butter spray or enough butter to cover the baking sheet
-Chopstick or a hard plastic straw
Pre-heat your oven to 350º and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Using either butter spray or a stick of butter coat your baking sheet completely with butter (you’ll want to make sure you cover the entire sheet with plenty of butter or your cookies will stick). In a large bowl whisk together the egg whites and vanilla. Once those ingredients are well combined slowly add the cinnamon and sugar. Finally, add in your flour until well combined. Your batter will be runny, but that’s okay, that is exactly what you want! (The consistency will be similar to glue).
Take a large tablespoon and scoop up a spoonful of batter. Since these are relatively long, you will only get about two on your sheet at a time. Once you have your batter on the sheet, start from the middle and slowly thin out the batter in a circular motion with the back of the spoon from the middle to the outside. You want the batter thin enough to almost see through. Your cookie should look like a large egg (about the size of two fists). Once the cookies are spread out, your kids can help to spread the ground chocolate throughout the cookie. I put my chocolate in a diagonal line, but any pattern works (you can’t really go wrong with chocolate). Repeat for your second cookie and place in the oven for 7-9 minutes, depending on your oven. You will know they are done when the edges are a light brown. Once out of the oven you have to work very fast because they will harden quickly. Taking your off-set spatula, get right under the entire cookie and flip it over, like a pancake. Then take your chopstick or straw and start to wrap the cookie around it until the entire cookie is rolled up. Move your cookie to a cooling rack and remove the straw (it should just slide right out). Repeat for the rest of your cookies.
These do cool relatively quickly and will be ready to enjoy within about 30 minutes. If the kids don’t consume all the cookie straws immediately make sure to store in a ziplock or airtight container.