Man in the Kitchen

by Antonia on July 14, 2012

Good afternoon!

I had planned to drive to Munich today to have time to unpack but that didn’t really happen. I went grocery shopping with my mom in the morning and bought some of the essentials that I would need the first couple of days (bananas, oats, yoghurt, etc….I think you get it!). I initially wanted to drive after lunch but had to wait for my dad to come home and by the time he got home I had actually already given up hope of getting away so I spent the afternoon at home instead. I’ll give it another go tomorrow morning ;)

In the afternoon Mo insisted on making cookies for us and I had the best time observing his attempt to bake.

He set up his computer right next to the scale to be able to follow the recipe and followed a German recipe (translated below) and licked half the bowl empty before even forming the cookies. Like sister, like brother ;)

While the cookies were baking in the oven I went for a run with my dad. It was cool, windy and wet all morning so I wore running capris and a long-sleeved shirt…big mistake. I sort of forgot that it’s July and that rainy summer days result in high humidity. I was quite sweaty and puffing my way through the hiking trail that we ran along.

Just in case you’re looking for something to bake this weekend, I highly recommend Mo’s spit-cookies!

These cookies are practically American chocolate chip cookies and although I’m sure that you have a family recipe that was passed down from generation to generation, here’s the recipe to Mo’s version of the classic cookie!

Mo’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

makes about 30 delicious, medium-sized cookies

slightly adapted from


  • 2 eggs
  • 130g powdered sugar
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar
  • 200g butter, soft but not melted
  • 380g spelt flour
  • 200g dark chocolate, cut into chunks


  1. Throw together all the ingredients into a bowl in the order given above. If the butter is the perfectly soft you should be able to make a a nice dough.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150°C.
  3. Lay parchment paper onto 1 or 2 baking trays and form dough balls. Bake for 15-16 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the cookie batter.
  4. Let the cookies cool and enjoy!!!

Let’s see if I make it to Munich tomorrow! I better! I start work Monday morning!!!

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