ByFranco Gucci, writer at
I'm an avid movie fan whose favorite movie ever is Back to the Future. I'm the type of person that if I like a TV show, I'll binge watch it
Franco Gucci

I don't know about you, but if the zombie apocalypse ever came, I'd be toast. Other than running away like a maniac, I wouldn't have the slightest idea of what to do to keep myself alive because hello, zombies are trying to eat me. Fortunately, The Walking Dead team has fellow inexperienced survivors such as myself covered with a detailed cookbook/survival guide in case the world ever gets turned upside down by flesh-eating walkers. Even more tantalizing is a preview, released through Entertainment Weekly, that gives the full recipe for Carol's Beet & Acorn cookies.

Written by Lauren Wilson, The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook And Survival Guide packages together several recipes we've seen our favorite group of survivors cook, as well as valuable information on hunting and foraging in case you ever run into a years-long zombie outbreak. Some of the characters in the show are good cooks (who can forget Maggie's apple pies?), and now we can have their recipes in the palm of our hands.

Are You Ready To Make Some Cookies?

For all you diehard fans of out there who are super curious to see how one actually goes about making beet & acorn cookies, here's a look at the recipe. From the looks of this recipe, it seems Carol knows how to make a super delicious cookie even when the zombie apocalypse hits.

[Credit: Entertainment Weekly/AMC]
[Credit: Entertainment Weekly/AMC]

Wow, this is a thing. I won't lie, I'm truly amazed. If you can't wait to have these delicious treats in your stomach, here are all the ingredients you'll need to make them a reality:

  • 1 1/4 cups of all purpose-flour,
  • 1/4 cup of acorn flour
  • Two tablespoons and two teaspoons of arrowroot powder
  • One teaspoon of baking powder
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup of canned beans, pureed
  • 1/4 cup of canned water chestnuts, pureed
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • One cup of granulated sugar
  • One teaspoon of vanilla

Holy cow, those cookies have beans? Yeah... I'm probably never looking at them the same way again.

[Credit: AMC]
[Credit: AMC]

Anyway, if you aren't grossed out by that secret element and all your ingredients are ready to go, here's what you'll have to do with them:

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the all-purpose flour, acorn flour, arrowroot powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • 3. In another large mixing bowl, combine the pureed beets, pureed water chestnuts, canola oil, brown sugar, granulated water, and vanilla, whisking until well blended.
  • 4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until just incorporated.
  • 5. Roughly divide the dough in half within the mixing bowl. Each half should make 12 cookies. Drop 12 heaping tablespoons of dough onto each of the baking trays.
  • 6. Bake one tray at a time for 14 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through.
  • 7. Bake for an additional one to two minutes if needed, until the cookies are set and slightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

All this can be done in the reasonable time span of 30 minutes, and the process will give you up to 24 cookies. Way to go, Carol! Now, if an outbreak of violent zombies ever happens, you'll know exactly which supplies to get to make these delicious (well, that's debatable now that we know beans are in there) cookies and keep your calorie intake high enough to fight off the undead.

If you want to learn more recipes just in case the apocalypse rolls around, the book will hit shelves on October 10, 2017. This coincides nice with the Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead, which returns to on October 22, 2017.

What do you think about Carol's new cookbook? Which recipe from the show are you most looking forward to seeing in the book? Let me know in the comments!

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]


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