Karma Wilson is the featured author this month for The Virtual Book Club for Kids. We had fun reading many of her books this month, and I shared a few of our favorites along with book activities to go along with them.
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We read the book Moose Tracks! The kids had fun following along with this silly story, and they loved the illustrations. I decided it would be fun to make our own moose track inspired cookies, so we put together this oh-so-easy cooking with kids recipe for moose track cookies.
Ingredients & Materials for Moose Track Cookies
- 1 package Pillsbury sugar cookie dough divided in half
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp butter melted
- Caramels-cut into small, thin pieces
- 2 sizes of round cookie cutters–We didn’t have the size we wanted so we used a small glass for one of the circles
- Rolling pin (child-sized if you have one)
- Flour to dust rolling pin and work surface
Directions for Making Moose Track Cookies
Grownup Job: Prior to inviting the girls over we mixed the cocoa powder and melted butter in a small bowl. Once mixed we added this creamy paste to one of the halves of cookie dough. When we make this recipe again I will invite the girls to combine the dough and the paste with their hands. This time we mixed the dough, preheated the oven to 350 and set all of the materials out for the girls.
Kid Job: Dust the work space with flour. Lovey always like to do this step. Tinker preferred to dig right into the dough.
Kid Job: Roll out the plain sugar cookie dough.
Kid Job: Use the larger circle cookie cutter to cut out the base of the cookies.
I loved to watch the girls as they talked through what they were doing and took turns.
Kid Job: Roll out the chocolate cookie dough and cut out circles with the smaller cutter.
Kid Job (with close adult supervision): For each chocolate dough circle cut a small piece off the bottom of the circle to make a flat edge. Then cut down the center of the circle to make two halves. We used the book cover as a guide to help us make our little moose tracks.
Kid Job: Place two pieces of caramel on each plain cookie dough circle. Place the matching chocolate cookie dough halves on top of the caramel pieces.
Transfer the moose track cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. Let cool and enjoy while you read Moose Tracks! together once again!
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Toddler Approved– The Educators’ Spin On It– Rainy Day Mum– 3 Dinosaurs– Learn~Play~Imagine – Crafty Moms Share – Reading Confetti–Inspiration Laboratories – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas – Kids Yoga Stories – Enchanted Homeschooling Mom– Ready-Set-Read – Boy Mama Teacher Mama – PlayDrMom – Fantastic Fun and Learning – Growing Book by Book– Royal Baloo – The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Kitchen Counter Chronicles – Teach Preschool – Mama Smiles – Coffe Cups and Crayons – Juggling With Kids – Here Come the Girls–
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