Monday, March 30, 2009

Moon Rocks??!

So, today Youngest Son had a report due. A report on an explorer. The choices ranged from the 1500s through the present day. Hmmm, an explorer from the 1500s who floated a merchant ship over to the New World, or an astronaut who blasted a space ship to the moon? It was no contest. Youngest Son went with Neil Armstrong---first man on the moon.

And what's a presentation without some sort of visual aid. So, last evening found me googling "moon rock cookies" on the computer. And can you believe it . . . I found a moon rock cookie recipe! On my "to do" list, then, today---"make moon rock cookies for presentation."

And here they are:

Hmmmmmmm?? Now, I have obviously never been to the moon, nor do I pretend to be any sort of a space scientist, but let me tell you, if Neil Armstrong were to see these cookies I don't think he would even be slightly confused between "Moon Rock Cookies" and what he scooped up off the lunar surface!

Such as they were, the little "moon rocks" were each then folded up in "space wrap"
and brought to co-op in a large glass bowl for distribution.

Should you ever be tempted or have need to make moon rock cookies, the recipe follows:

Moon Rock Cookies
(with my apologies to any moon rock who may be reading here)

2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter
3 cups oats

Combine sugar and cocoa in medium sauce pan. Stir with whisk. Add milk and stir until combined. Slice butter into mixture. Heat on low just until melted. Bring to a full boil and boil for 1-3 minutes (or until a small amount dropped into cold water forms a ball). Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Add oats. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.

And if you are thinking, after reading this recipe, that this looks a whole lot like no-bake chocolate cookies from your childhood, sssshhhh!, don't tell. Google and a whole class of 4th graders think they're moon rocks.

Good job, Youngest Son!!


  1. Awwwwwwww what a sweet and lovely Mum you are!! The moon rock recipe sounds really good! I love anything with peanut butter in it.

  2. My youngest son just read your Moon Rocks post and now is asking if we can puleease make these cookies. (smile) There must be a kinship between these two youngest sons.