Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cookie Recipe with Activity for Your Ankle Biters

I saw this really cute idea (and what looks to be a good cookie recipe) on Craftaholics Anonymous and just had to share.  Blog sharing is the easy road for me right now with Ankle Biter Art because I just don't have time to make projects right now.  We hired the movers today and move in 38 days!!!  CRAZY.

If you have children or work with them, then surely you know the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  Below you'll find a recipe for you and your Ankle Biters to make together....kids LOVE to help cook and bake...at least that's what I've always found.  This might be tricky if you're in a school setting, but with a little creative thinking, I'm sure you could find a way to involve the children in the baking process.  Below the recipe, you'll find fun activities that link the baking and book together!  :-)

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
(or you can substitute your favorite tried & true recipe)

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1-2 cups chocolate chips

Mix shortening and butter. Add both sugars and baking soda. Beat together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour. Place on greased cookie sheet and back for 8 minutes at 375 degrees.

"While the cookies bake, read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and do some of the activities that the mouse does in the book, for example we:

  • swept the kitchen floor {yay for a clean floor!}
  • drew a mouse picture with crayons and don’t forget to sign their name!
  • hang the mouse picture on the refrigerator {for bonus points, use scotch tape like the book }
  • get a cold glass of milk
  • and then…… enjoy a warm cookie from the oven with that cold glass of milk!"

Thank you Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous, for helping me have content on my little neglected blog by sharing your clever and cute idea.
Have fun & get messy!
Miss Jenna

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