You know that saying., “Mom knows best”? While this rings true most of the time, sometimes she’s off to a good start, then her little guy takes that foundation and makes it better.
Just exactly what am I talking about? Well, first let’s back track to nearly 6 months ago when Naomi’s cookbook was released. What an accomplishment. Needless to say the book is filled with amazing recipes and the boys and I couldn’t be more proud of her. We’ve been baking out of it when we can. This past weekend we made a batch of her Caramel Filled Crinkled Cookies and filled half of them as instructed by her recipe and then filled the other half with Cole’s suggestion of Reese’s peanut buttercups.
Guess which one was the bigger hit? The tweaked version by Cole–which he so proudly declared (and I agreed). He wasn’t shy about telling his mom this, nor did he hesitate to tell her I agreed. Gotta love it when your kid unknowingly blows you out of the water.
Of course, Naomi had no issue with it. She’s loves it when the kids get in the kitchen and the fact that her recipe inspired Cole to interject his take on it, was the best thing he could give her on Mother’s Day. Except he forgot in his excitement – his mom is allergic to peanut butter. I knew this at the time, but let him go with it, knowing she would be so proud that he took charge in the kitchen.
My gamble paid off. These cookies were her favorite Mother’s Day gift. Yay to another successful year of celebrating Naomi.
*Recipe from Baker's Royale Cookbook*