Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cookies and a Craft

I've been wanting to make cookies for the last 3 days, but unfortunately my girls did not want to cooperate. Luckily, today they did... so we decided to have an afternoon of cookies and a craft! (Can't think of a better way to spend my afternoon!) I found a recipe online for "everything cookies," and they are delicious! I will post the recipe at the end.

The craft was inspired by "Blue Eyed Freckle." You can find her original post HERE. We altered it just a little so that the girls were the ones both making the craft, as well as playing with the result.

We started off with foam, and the girls traced and cut stencils out of it.

Next, came the fun part... taking a bath and sticking the pieces all over. I kid you not; the girls were in the bathtub over an hour, and only consented to get out because Daniel came home with pizza for dinner.

"Everything Cookies"
Ingredients

* 1 cup butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup rolled oats
* 1 cup crisp rice cereal
* 1 cup flaked coconut
* 1 cup ground walnuts
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon cream of tartar (available in the spices section)
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used 2 cups, plus 1/2 cup white chips!)

Cooking Instructions

1. Cream together the butter and the sugars. Mix in the oil and the flour. Add in the oats, crispy rice cereal, coconut, nuts, vanilla, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, eggs and chocolate chips. Mix until well blended.
2. Drop by teaspoons or tablespoons on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes.



2 comments:

blueeyedfreckle said...

oh this is the BEST post ever! why?? because it made my day that your girls found so much enjoyment out of my idea (with your twist:) i love it! thanks for telling me!

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

Thanks again for your idea -- we really did have a blast!

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