Eating Cookies in the Sky

Diane L Thomas – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
November 24, 2016
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Cookie Recipes for Private Jet Flight Attendants

EATING COOKIES IN THE SKY

The scent of home made cookies drifting through the air when you board an airplane is like wandering into home away from home. Creating a unique and comfortable atmosphere for clients is the primary role of a Private Jet Flight Attendant. Cookies plumping up in the oven fills the cabin with a cheerful and cozy ambiance, immediately relieving stress and anxiety for your passengers, to soothe them into an easeful journey. While anyone can buy a pack of already mixed Nestle Tollhouse cookies, home made cookie batter with fresh ingredients makes all the difference for enjoying the delights of everyone’s favorite dessert. Here are a list of unique and traditional recipes fashioned to meet many dietary needs. Most of the recipes should be prepared in the comfort of a larger kitchen the night before your flight. Bake in your home oven, then once on board pop the cookies into the oven to heat up and waft that pleasant aroma through the cabin. All recipes will yield about 15 cookies. *Above all remember, you may want to just heat up a store bought cookie and save yourself the trouble and get a similar but maybe not as tasty result. Always keep food safety a top priority, read our other articles on preparing food outside of a certified kitchen.

VEGAN

Oatmeal Cookie 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour (for added health I sometimes use whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 3.5 tbsp walnut oil, or sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, 1 cup oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
  • Now add the dry ingredients to the food processor and process for about 20-30 seconds until mixed. If you do not have a food processor, mix with a large spoon or by hand.
  • In a small bowl add the oil.
  • In the same bowl, stir in the agave, almond milk, and vanilla, and pour into food processor. Process until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Remove bowl from processor and dump contents into a large bowl. Mix in the remaining 1 cup of oats by stirring or with hands. Fold in the 2/3 cup of raisins.
  • Take about 2 tbsp of dough, make a ball, and then flatten with fingers. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat. Bake for 10 minutes at 350F and no longer. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet until cool.

GLUTEN FREE

Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe from ohsheglows.com

Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg: (1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp water)
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy buttery spread (I used soy-free Earth Balance in the red tub) (45g)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (70g)
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar (80g)
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar (55g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, blended into a flour (105g or 1 cup oat flour)
  • 1 cup almonds, blended into a flour (145g or 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour)

Instructions

1. In a small bowl, mix together the flax egg and set aside for 5 minutes so it can thicken up. 2. With an electric mixer or in a stand mixer, beat the buttery spread and peanut butter until combined. Add both sugars and beat for 1 minute more. Beat in the flax egg and vanilla extract until combined. 3. Beat in the remaining dry ingredients (baking soda, baking powder, salt, oat flour, and almond flour) one by one. If your dough is dry (this could be the case if too much flour is used), you can add a touch of almond milk to thin it out. 4. Shape 1-inch balls of dough (smaller than golf balls) and place on the baking sheet. If chocolate chips aren’t sticking to the dough, just press them in with your fingers. There is no need to flatten the balls as

the cookies spread out a lot. Place balls 2-3 inches apart. 5. Bake for about 11-13 minutes at 350 degrees (I baked for 12 mins) until lightly golden. The underside will also be a rich golden brown shade. The cookies will be very soft coming out of the oven, but they will harden as they cool. Allow to cool for 5-10 mins. on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle cookies with flaked sea salt to bring out the peanut butter flavour even more

Bring the comforts of home into the air with these baked delights, and your clients are sure to appreciate your service and their satisfied sweet tooth.

CHOCOLATE CHIP

You can never go wrong with a good ol’ fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie. The chewy, creamy love of our tastebuds, is even more melt-in-your mouth delicious at 30,000 feet.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 

Instructions

  • Mix together: flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Beat softened butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, this should take about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; beat until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
  • As you may not have all your cooking utensils if you are far from home, including a beater, you can use a large spoon to mix the ingredients, or don’t be afraid to get dirty and mix by hand.
  • Once mixed use a regular spoon to create about 3 tablespoons size balls of dough.
  • Drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake until golden around edges but soft in the middle, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

SUGAR COOKIE

When time becomes a barrier and you’re rushing to get all your other tasks done, this sugar cookie recipe will get you through. The sugar cookies use only 3 ingredients, making delicious simplicity. These made-in-the-air baked goods will win the hearts of your passengers.

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  • First mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, it will be easier to mix if you soften the butter before mixing.
  • Take half of the batter in the bowl and, using your hands, roll into a cylinder as uniformly as possible (without stressing over it), about 3 cm (1¼ in.) diameter. Make sure ends are flat, so cylinder resembles a roll of coins. Then wrap in a piece of cling film, twisting cling film at ends like a Christmas cracker, and put roll in fridge. Then proceed the same way with remaining half of dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F while dough rests in fridge for about 45 minutes, after which time you should be able to cut it into thick slices easily. Aim for cookies of about 1 cm. Think “fat pound coins” or similar.
  • Arrange cookies on baking sheet lined with baking parchment and put in oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven when cookies just begin to turn pale gold at edges. Then, leave to cool.

For some, cookies are a delight of the past. Private Jet Flight Attendants often run into the limitations of their own passengers’ dietary requirements. Vegan and gluten free clients will be thrilled to finally experience the baked joy that can only come from home made cookies.

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