Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How to Spend a Rainy Afternoon

We had a lot of rain yesterday and the kids had a little bit of cabin fever. I really didn't want to throw in another movie, so we decided to spend some time in the kitchen making "Hamburger Cookies". This recipe comes from an old cookbook that my mom had while I was growing up from Better Homes & Gardens called Cookies for Kids. I believe it's out of print now, but you can still find copies at used book stores and the like. My mom actually found one for me on Amazon (because there was no way she was giving hers up). These are so simple and easy that even Kyra was able to help out! Here's what you'll need:

1 Box of Vanilla Wafers, 1 package of chocolate wafer cookies (we used Grasshoppers), 1/4 c. coconut, green food coloring.

Place coconut in a small container and add a few drops of food coloring. Cover tightly with a lid and have young hands shake vigorously. When complete, you will have lightly green tinted "lettuce".

On a large cookie sheet, place 24 vanilla wafers flat side up.

Place a chocolate cookie on top of each vanilla wafer.

Place the cookie sheet in a pre-heated oven at 350 for just a minute until . . .

The chocolate on the cookies just starts to melt.

Here's where it helps to have lots of little hands because you need to work quickly so the chocolate doesn't set before the cookies are assembled. Sprinkle each cookie with a little "lettuce" and immediately top with another vanilla wafer (flat side down). Press gently (not too hard or you'll crush the cookie) on top wafer to get the chocolate to "stick".

Take a paint brush with a little water and lightly brush and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Let your little helpers be proud of their "masterpiece". (and, of course, immediately eat a couple!)


scrapper al said...

How fun! The kids look so proud of themselves.

Margie said...

Oh very cute. I must remember that one and try it out over here one day.

Jess said...

very nice, miss becca! the kids' look like they had fun and of course the reward was well worth it :)

Angie said...

How fun! Looks like the kids had a great time!