Chase’s Salted Blue Wave Sugar Cookies
You don’t need to head to the beach to celebrate summer. Why not try my Salted Blue Wave Sugar Cookies? They’re fun to make and so good to eat!
- Butter – 1 Cup (2 sticks)
- Granulated Sugar – 1 Cup
- Brown Sugar – 1 Tablespoon
- Egg – 1
- Vanilla Extract – 2 Teaspoons
- All-Purpose Flour – 3 Cups
- Baking Powder – 2 Teaspoons
- Table Salt – ¼ Teaspoon
- Blue Food Coloring (Enough to make the color blue that you like.)
- Coarse Ground Salt (To sprinkle on cookies.)
- White Chocolate Seashell Candies (One for each cookie. You can buy or make your own seashell candy.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
- Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the ingredients in the mixing bowl, and mix until well blended.
- Add blue food coloring to the cookie dough and mix until well blended.
- Roll cookie dough into balls, place on cookie sheet with a 2” space between each one, and flatten the tops just a bit to hold the coarse ground salt.
- Sprinkle coarse ground salt on top of cookies.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes.
- Let cookies cool, and then brush on a bit of clear Karo syrup on the center of each cookie to glue on the seashell candy.
Chase’s Apricot Amazeballs
Here’s a great little recipe that can serve double duty. It’s good as an appetizer with a spicy honey mustard, Dijon mustard or sweet & spicy sauce.
- Whole Fresh Apricots
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Jalapeño (optional)
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1-1/2 Cup Seltzer Water
- *1-2 Tbsp Sugar (add only if making for a dessert)
- 1 to 1-1/2 Quarts Canola Oil
- Cut apricots in half and remove seed.
- Place a piece of cheese in the center of one of the halves apricot. Place the other apricot half on top.
- If making as an appetizer, and if desired, dice jalapeños and add 1-2 pieces in the center of the apricot with the cheese. Do not add jalapeños if you are making this dish as part of a dessert.
- In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the flour, cornstarch, and seltzer water.
- If making for a dessert, add in the sugar and mix thoroughly.
- Heat oil on high heat.
- Use tongs to pick up the stuffed apricots and dip in batter. Thoroughly coat.
- Place battered apricot in oil and fry appx 1-2 min or until lightly golden.
Serve as an appetizer with spicy honey mustard, Dijon mustard or sweet and spicy sauce.
Serve for dessert with vanilla ice cream.
About Chase ‘N Yur Face
In many ways, Chase is a regular 13-year-old boy. But he is different and exceptional because he was diagnosed with autism as a toddler.
Even before he started preschool, his mom Mary worked with physicians, therapists and educators to ensure that Chase would receive the kind of specialist therapy he needed to develop the coping skills to allow him to live life to the full.
Chase was pretty much locked within his own world until Mary noticed how alive he seemed to come when watching cooking shows on TV.
She started to use food and cooking as a type of therapy and it changed his world.
When it came down to his education, it was evident that traditional methods of teaching were not effective in making information and concepts understandable and meaningful to Chase.
Mary recently gave up her career in corporate management to home school her son (pretty brave considering she’s a single mom) and now uses cookery as the means to teach him just about every subject. She calls it his Life Curriculum and it’s designed specifically for Chase as it’s a hands-on approach to learning through experiences that resonate with Chase.
Cooking also helps chase with skills that a lot of us take for granted, such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. His passion for food means that the kitchen can be used as a classroom and gym.
Two years ago Chase decided he wanted his own blog and cooking show and, between them they made it happen – www.chasenyurface.com He decided to start inviting chefs and celebrities on to his show too and guests to date have included Roy Choi and Anne Scioscia, wife of the LA Angel’s manager Mike.
One day he hopes to have his own cooking show on TV and his dream is to own a restaurant when he is old enough. The pair of them are a dynamic duo and are constantly sent messages via their social media about how they give people the drive to fight autism and, equally as importantly, the hope too.
Chase’s popularity is not restricted to the US. Earlier this year he was invited to the UK for a foodie trip where he cooked at the British Asparagus Festival held annually on Saint George’s Day.