[singlepic id=1616 w=380 h=285 float=left] First we took all the things for making cookies. We gathered butter, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, flour, baking powder, cups, 3 big spoons, a sifter, a bucket, bowls, and other things.
The cinnamon we used started as big pieces of bark from the cinnamon tree. In Monpa we call it a Chenta Shang. Rajib let us chop the bark up in the blender, and then we used the sifter to separate it into powder.
Next we took the eggs and cracked them into two cups — one for the good ones and one for the bad ones. We took all the bad ones we found to the vermicompost.
We mixed the good eggs with everything else in a big bowl. We washed our hands and rolled the mixed dough into small balls — that was our favorite part! We mixed cinnamon and sugar in another bowl and rolled our balls of dough in it.
We put the balls in 4 rows of 5 onto the tin sheets, and we picked them up and put them in the oven. The fire inside made it very hot. Our first cookies burned because it was too hot.
After that we made many more batches, and the rest were okay. In the evening we ate and shared with the others. Everybody got to have 3 cookies each. That means we made at least 390 cookies. We are very happy that we know how to make cookies now!
You can find the recipe for the cookies we made over on Heather’s blog.