Thursday, October 25, 2012

X-ray vision Cookies - Letter "X"

These are called "X-ray vision cookies" because they contain carrots, which contain beta-carotene, that help with vision. Does it help with night vision? I don't know but it is a cute name for cookies:) And what other recipe can we make for letter "X"??:) The cookies turned out very delicious! The original recipe calls for 1 cup of chocolate chips but I actually put in 2 cups. :) I want to make these again soon!!!

2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup nonfat milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup quick-cooking oat
1 cup carrot, grated
1 cup raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, milk and oil.
3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the chips, oats, carrots and raisins.
4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray; flatten slightly.
5. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown; remove to wire racks to cool.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pudding Paint (Edible)

This is a craft recipe to make pudding paint. Pudding paint is an edible paint that kids can use to create fun art work. And they can eat it too! Pudding paint can be used with a paint brush, q-tip, or it can also be used as a finger paint. Pudding paint is easy to make and your kids will love painting with this edible paint.

1 package of vanilla instant pudding mix
milk for preparing pudding
food coloring
q-tips or paint brushes

Prepare the pudding as directed. Divide the pudding into small bowls or a muffin tin. Add food coloring to make desired colors. Put in the refrigerator and store until ready to be used.
Start painting! You can paint on any paper. Store any unused pudding paint in the refrigerator or eat it up instead!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Peanut Butter Play Dough - Letter "P"

Peanut Butter Play Dough
*Be aware of any students in your class that may have a peanut allergy.

2 c. non-fat powdered milk
2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. honey

Mix the above ingredients until the mixture forms a soft, pliable dough. If necessary, add more honey and powdered milk to get the correct consistency. Spoon some onto each child's plate. Ask the children to form the letter "P" with their dough and then form a "P" object or animal. After completing, allow children to eat their art work!