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Supplies Needed For Class:
Pencil or Pen
$10 Activity Fee
Activity Fee is used exclusively for extra cooking activities and food labs.
Career Portals: Human Services
Conference Period is 3rd period on Purple days and Gold days- 1:05 pm - 2:30 pm
- Body Systems
- Baking and Measuring
- Clothing Care
- Confident Consumer
- Early Childhood
- Entreprenuer Childcare
- Fitness and Health
- Personal Finance
- Hotel Management
- Life skills
- Microwave Cooking and Nutrition
- Interior Design
We start the Reality Works simulated newborn baby program after a couple of weeks in Human Services. Most of the students are very excited to take the baby's home on the weekends!! Students MUST have a permission slip signed by parents to take home a baby. They will need to care for the baby in 4 ways: Attention, Feeding, Burping, and Changing. The program runs from Friday at 5 pm until Sunday 8 pm. The babies go home with their own car seats, clothes, diapers and bottles. This is a great simulation for real life newborns! The babies will cry at differing times throughout the weekend, INCLUDING during the night time. IF the students do not wish to take home a baby, they may choose to do a poster on Child Abuse OR a one page report on the proper care of a child. Please call me with any questions. Parents are responsible to make sure the student takes good care of the Tot and return it in the condition it was given. Hopefully this is a real-life lesson in waiting many
years to have children of their own.! If students do NOT wish to take home the baby, they must complete an alternate project on childcare.
Healthy Cookie Recipe:
Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies
This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.
Makes:~About 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Active Time:~40 minutes
Total Time:~2 1/2 hours
- 1 cup whole almonds, toasted (see Tip)
- 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, (see Note)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup honey, divided
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, (see Tip) for garnish
- d whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt; stir until just combined. Beat 2/3 cup honey, oil and 3 tablespoons butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add egg and vanilla and beat until blended. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir to combine. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
- Roll tablespoons of dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press the tip of your index finger in the center of each cookie to make an indentation. Bake the cookies, in batches, until set and barely golden on the bottom, 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 30 minutes.
- Combine the remaining 1/4 cup honey and 1 tablespoon butter in a small bowl until creamy. Use about 1/4 teaspoon to fill each cookie and top with 2 sliced almonds, if desired.
TIPS & NOTES
- Make Ahead Tip: Store in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
- Tip:~To toast whole almonds, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes. To toast sliced almonds, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Ingredient note:~Look for whole-wheat pastry flour in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores.
Per cookie:~94~calories;~5 g~fat (1 g~sat,~2 g~mono);~8 mg~cholesterol;~12 g~carbohydrates;~2 g~protein;~1 gfiber;~43 mg~sodium;~9 mg~potassium.
Exchanges:~1 carbohydrate (other), 1 fat