Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Qu'ils Sont Bons" cookies.! Etc..
















So..I have never had these   cookies at Ikea..apparently they are very popular.
I have not bought food there..just loveseats ,cozy chairs and dining chairs..kitchen gadgets..candles..but never food.
We did have lunch one day there..as our daughter came with her big car to pick up the dining chairs for us..so we just ate lunch there as she was working and we were in a rush.
And a loooong time ago..I pinned these cookies at La Cuisine De Bernard..
This  past week we had bus duty..I wanted a new type of cookie every day for the boys..
the last day I made these..
Don't do them on a day you have a million things to do..
because you need to first form many many little 8 gram balls of dough.
So I stood by the bowl and the scale in my jammies one morning(I made the batter the night before)..
the morning our friend dropped by ..lol..I was a pretty sight.
Anyways.. takes a while to roll and weigh..
BUT WORTH IT..not like hours..just not a scoop here and there..an 8 gram ball..always.
I used milk chocolate because I prefer it..Max only likes milk choc..and I think Oli too..Lucas..anything goes je pense.
I give these cookies..9.9:)♥ You can make them single..or double up..

So the willows are leafing out! the first here to show us the green..we had gorgeous blue skies..and very warm temps.
The maple trees are not far behind..we had shorts (pas moi) and capris..and light tops and flip flops all weekend.
The scillas are still in bloom ,the fern fronds unfurling,the trillium blooming.
Trillium is an endangered species..never pick..just find and photograph;)
I like that I  meet my neighbour in the secret garden and we I spy them.

Saturday morning early we went to the market..it opened.May 2nd..my summer pleasure on Saturday mornings EARLY.
Not as many vendors as later in the season..but still many many ..
then we went directly to the football practices..the littler Littles didn't have their uniforms yet..
but the 2 eldest did.
Fun to see the little guys..
wonderful parents..that bring their children..(one of our girls has 3!!) and wonderful volunteer parents..

hard to see..the last pic I took from the net..my eldest brother..long gone..25 years ago..was a football player.. top row..5th one♥
The year was 1962..I was 8..he was 18.
I must add that Frédérick..the boys dad played in high school too..but I don't have a photo:(
And Noah's bigger brother  Adamo played for the Patriots:)
The decks have been pressure washed..a raised bed built..some pansies planted..some weeds removed..
It's beginning to look a lot like Spring.
Jacques made me laugh this morning..Football football football..he said I never ever thought I would hear you go on about football:)
Well I said.."I never had an interest before the Alphabet Boys"..LMNO.♥


La Recette~

Refer to the visual method at the link above..

this recipe makes 100 single cookies or 50 doubled.
you need baking MARGARINE..not butter.I used becel.
He is a great chef..so trust him on this one..not butter.

200 grams rolled oats
300 grams sugar
180 grams specal baking margarine
70 grams flour
a few drops of vanilla
1 egg 60 grams..not more not less.. weigh it
1 pinch of slat
1/4 tsp baking powder..
chocolate for dipping I used milk chocolate morsels because we all like them..
350 grams of tempered melted chocolate

He mentions an ingredient called Cacao Mycryo..Mycryo seems to be the make..it is Cocoa butter but  powder form..I have not seen that here.Yet the link is from here;)

Pulse the rolled oats in a food processor..pulse about 40 seconds to obtain a flour that is not too fine.
Put the rolled oats..sugar and salt in a bowl.
Add the flour and mix well
Melt the margarine in the microwave or bain-marie
Add to bowl and mix well
Add the 60grams of egg
and the vanilla..very little he says.I put 2 drops.
when all is well blended  add the baking powder and mix.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Make 8 gram balls..and bake in a 200 celcius oven for ap 7.5  minutes..keep and eye on them and determine which cooking time is better for you..some have said 8.30 minutes..some less..mine took 7.5 minutes.
Depends on the ovens etc..
Do not flatten the balls..they do on their own.

Let cool..
temper..melt the chocolate of your choice and dip..leave like that..or double them up..
The only long part is rolling the balls..but look how many perfect cookies this recipe makes..100 singles or 50 doubles..
Enjoy!




74 comments:

  1. Those cookies!! They are like the Pepperidge Farm Brussels cookies that I did a copycat version of years ago, but these look even better - you are such a fabulous cook and photographer, i want to make everything you share here Monique!

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  2. No..I want to make everything YOU make:)

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  3. Cute remark from J about football :-) I didn't even know the rules when our son played so another mother told me she claps when everyone else claps. LOL

    Are your parrot tulips blooming yet? Mine just opened today.

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    1. My tulips are either just poking..or up w/ only leaves..

      not pretty...:(

      Concerned about my dahlia tubers too..
      Oh well..
      Football season is here!:)

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  4. Everything looks so beautiful as always from the cookies, to the grand babies to the spring flowers. I must have all of these things in my life.

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    1. It was a good weekend weather wise..makes everything a little prettier after our coldest winter on record.

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  5. It looks a lot like spring! And the boys are really growing up so fast! I would love to try these cookies. Interesting that it uses margarine. They are on my list. Perhaps I'll make them for the market one week, then I don't have to eat them all by myself ;)

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  6. Monique, sounds like the perfect weekend. Glad spring is coming your way.

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    1. Me too..everyone has a spring in their step..boys w/ ice cream..popsickles..:)

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  7. Those cookies do look like Pepperidge Farm Cookies! That image with the hair flying every which way is amazing!Love it!
    Bisous xoxo

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    1. Pepperidge Farm also?

      I will look..would love to compare.I like that shot of Max too:)xx

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  8. Power washing, pulling weeds, budding trees, outdoor markets, and sunny skies: Spring is well under way. Yay!
    And always a pleasure to see your photos.

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    1. :) Spring.. not a prettier word in seasons..!

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  9. Ah, spring: leafing, flowering and little boys practicing football. The cookies look scrumptious!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  10. Looks as always yummy.
    I used to shop at Ikea just for the Scandi food items.
    Now I will have to catch a plane..

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    1. I like the kitchen things.. so different..no Ikea in France?

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  11. Love to see your Spring photos. The cookies look amazing. I have never been to an Ikea store. Must find one. What fun you must be having with the boys at football. My Son was a soccer player and I learned more about the game than I thought possible. At 38, he still plays on a rec. team. Shorts and flip flops. Yay!

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    1. Caroline is 38;)

      I literally went from thermal sock and slippers/boots..to flip flops..:)

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  12. They look delicious! I have been checking to see when you would post this recipe. I wonder why margarine? I will have to make before Jerry sees it because he is Mr. Butter. The recipe reminds me of the oatmeal sugar cookie recipe I sent you. I do like the idea that you don't flatten them, one less step. So glad spring is coming your way. Things are popping down here with the weekend warm weather and we will be about 80f today. Tulips have been a real bust this year, in the ground they were nipped and the ones I forced did not work wither. My seeds are starting to germinate but I still have to plant my dahlias too.

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    1. My dahlias:( Nothing green yet.I think a bust as you said so well.:(

      I think it must be for consistency.
      I always use butter also..but I did it his way:)

      He does say that you can use butter if you wish..(he idolizes butter) but says the taste will be completely different.
      I printed up the oatmeal sugar cookie:) Didn't want to misplace as I did the Goat sauce;)

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  13. Oh, the boys do look so grown up in their uniforms. I bet after a practice they could polish off all those cookies along with a gallon of milk!

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    1. Funny you should say that:) Max came to our home after practice because Fred was coaching and Caroline was buying Oli's uniform..so no one was there w/ Max..we took him home..ravenous:) then Oli popped by..not so ravenous though..they played outside all afternoon..they slep like logs we were shown and told:)They do look so grown up in uniforms!

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    2. My cousin had 4 boys and they could come home from school and eat their way through boxes of cereal. It is amazing how much kids can eat!

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    3. I think it will cost that family a fortune!

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  14. Je n'ai jamais goûté à ces cookies non plus, mais ils m'ont l'air tellement gourmands !
    Oh, je vois que c'est également la période des brocantes chez vous, tellement de belles trouvailles à y faire !

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  15. I love these cookies! And your Spring is shaping up mighty fine. My pansies are in. My yard is getting weeded, slowly. This weekend equals flowers. And I hope these cookies!

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    1. Sounds like here,I do have one weed however that has gotten the best of me..and that's not counting the creeping charlie grass /our law..is mostly weeds in areas..but mowed..it's green:)
      Pesticide free community here..so ..I can't spray etc..

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  16. These look so yummy. They have some similar cookies at Costco that I cannot resist. Thanks for sharing these little gems. How sweet the boys look in their uniforms. I am sure with their appetite, the cookies will be gone in a flash.

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    1. I enjoy Costco things.. good quality we find..I haven't seen these..will look..although some things vary country to country..
      we are getting one 10 minutes away..

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  17. So pleased to see these cookies and the recipe, Monique. I've always loved them, never made them. I'll use dark chocolate..I do prefer that ever so slightly bitter taste of a darker chocolate. They may take time and patience, but oh how beautifully they turned out. Bet everyone loved them.
    I've always been a great football fan, it's the best part of fall! My boys were more into track,baseball, tennis and swimming. Probably because we lived in Florida! In Michigan it was hockey all the way.

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    1. Jacques will prefer dark choco..I have some frozen cookie balls..specifically to make him single darks:)I think the boys are trying different things..so we will see which sport sticks..?:)

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  18. I'm not intrinsically a fan of football, but your football photos are works of art. Love the market photo, aren't those outdoor marchés so wonderful?! I love that you have a neighbor with whom to share the garden discoveries!
    We're going to Québec in 2 weeks...looking into a day train ride to Montreal, not sure if a day trip is possible...

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    1. Oh I am really not either..especially w/ only brothers..I never got to watch tv of my choice little..
      we were a boys sports house..
      then I had girls;)
      They played soccer w/ their hands in their pockets.
      We are such a simple..ordinary family..

      all of us..no rock stars yet..rocket scientists or world changers.:)
      Your average ..anyone ..

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  19. With that rating I will have to try these cookies. How would we ever get along without our kitchen scale? My baking has improved since I started using mine. If I had a market like yours I would be at the front of the line every Saturday. Love your photos of those handsome precious boys.

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    1. Thanks Cathy!
      Oh I agree..my scale is out at all times.. on the counter..
      It's a basic tool here;)
      I think you will like those galettes:)

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  20. Hi Monique...
    I would much rather look at your gorgeous photos of your delightful baking...
    The boys look so handsome!
    Lucky you.....a willow tree!
    Have a great day....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I don't have a willow..it was at the brocante/market!:)
      Love that brocante..you would too;)

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  21. Your cookies do look delicious, Monique! I see others said they remind them of Pepperidge Farm cookies. They remind me of the cookies called "Laceys" at World Market. Perhaps they are the same as Ikea sells? Dark chocolate for me too. I use my kitchen scale all the time, especially since it's such a small world now and many recipes I find are weighed instead of measured. I wish we had an Ikea here but I really wish we had a market like yours! I'd be there every Saturday too! Oh, what great photos of the boys' football practice! I love the flying hair :) I'm so glad to hear spring has finally arrived there. I think we are one or two weeks ahead of normal this year. I made my first nursery shopping trip today :) I will hold off planting though another two weeks unless the forecast looks great. The place was packed!

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    1. Costco..Walmart etc..they have jumped the gun on nurseries and have all the hanging baskets..
      I don't want to be dragging them in and out..will wait..we all have spring fever and love nurseries.. remember Gardenbug called it plant slutting?
      I never forgot that:)
      Made me LOL at the time.:)
      I like that pic of Max too..Caro cropped it for FB,looks better..
      It was a very lucky shot:)

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  22. I know these cookies, we had them in past, but I never baked them. What I like about your recipe that it has oats. Very nice!

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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  23. Great photos of your Little ones playing football! So happy spring has sprung for you!

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  24. The galettes look delicieux Monique!
    And love pictures of your lovely boys!!
    xo

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  25. I have to make these! How wonderful. I love the mindless rolling of cookie dough. I do some of my best thinking in the kitchen :) Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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    1. I love mindless kitchen tasks also:) How relaxing.

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  26. J'adore tes galettes...et la brocante...et le footballeur!
    Ronelle

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    1. J'essaie y aller tous les samedis..de bonne heure!

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  27. The Alphabet Boys. Love that. =) I prefer milk chocolate, too. Such good football photos! Yes, the interest follows the loves... ;) I'm sure you still miss your brother. One of my dear brothers is coming for a visit next week... I'm looking forward to that time with family. Wishing you a wonderful evening, Monique. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Enjoy your visit with him Tanna..
      A friend coined The Alphabet boys for me..I am not that clever..it stuck.
      Thank you Tanna.

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  28. Spring, delicious looking cookies, yard sales and those lovely alphabet boys! What more could you ask for! Delightful from start to finish! But then again, I find all of your posts delightful! Love you! xoxo

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    1. :) We do love our Littles don't we Marie:)?

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  29. It's becoming a problem, Monique. I want to try everything you make :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. That's exactly what happens to me..I DO want to try what everyone makes too..;)

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  30. Bonjour ma chère Nana,

    (Je te remercie pour très gentil message... il me touche beaucoup !)

    Les petits cookies me semblent délicieux !... Il feraient bien mon plaisir tout à l'heure en rentrant de ma promenade avec Sir Icarus !
    J'aime flâner dans les vides-greniers qui fleurissent un peu partout en cette saison... Même si on ne trouve rien, il y a le plaisir de voir et redécouvrir les objets qui ont fait notre enfance...
    Les photos de tes fleurs et celles de ce bel enfant sportif sont exceptionnelles ! Bravo l'artiste !
    Je te fais plein de gros bisous

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    1. 68 ans..votre ami/artiste..:(Tellement triste..et quel talent extraordinaire.

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  31. Hi! You are always so sweet to comment. Here is the site. Scroll down until you see Creative Girl.
    http://jeanneoliver.ning.com

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  32. I did join today..waiting approval..really looking forward to the book.Love your smart girl!

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  33. These are one of my favorites, but I have never tried making them. They are so beautiful and would be wonderful gifts. I will take milk or dark chocolate! I am not picky!!

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  34. Mmmmm thank you for le recette!!!! :) (even if I limit sugars in our home! hehe).
    I have responded to your sweet note on my blog, please do come back and subscribe directly from me, so you will receive updates!
    xoxo

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  35. Had to stop by to say hello. Nice to see its spring there & the boys are enjoying football. Love your cookies too. Had no idea IKEA sold food.
    Cheers from Provence,
    Sam

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    1. I can't tell you how often you are being thought of !
      Wondering what daily pleasures you are encountering!

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  36. Those biscuits look as if they would melt in your mouth. I quite like the kind of recipe where you have to weigh out to ensure even cookies. It seems to provide a little time to allow your mind to wander if it's been a busy week. A little music and little helpers never go amiss either - maybe one for me to do with my girls. Thankyou, Monique!

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    1. Thank you..I have been enjoying your recent posts..photography..but find nary a place to leave a comment:(

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    2. ooo, always good to be told of a problem (thankyou, Monique) Just installed a better comments plug-in. That should make it better :)

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  37. Ah ces sportifs ! Ce qui me fait penser que je ne t'ai pas félicité pour ce maquillage-requin tout à fait époustouflant ! Il y avait de belles choses, à ton marché. J'adore tout ce qui est en verre ... ou en porcelaine ... ou en faïence ... enfin bref, tout ce qui casse ! ;o)) Quant à tes biscuits façon IKEA, je les adore, ceux-là, et essaierai très vite de les faire ... aussi bien que toi, je l'espère ! ...

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    1. Il a vraiment aimé se faire maquiiler..2 jours de suite..le troisième..j'ai dit..mais tes frères n'ont pas du tout de mon attention:)
      Il a compris..nous referons le tout ..;)

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