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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk

Hi Everyone – Once a week, I am going to try something with my blog. I am going to recommend a book, and post a cookie recipe along with it to make and enjoy while reading the book. My children always enjoyed a story with two cookies and a glass of milk. Today, I am recommending Mary Newell DePalma’s “The Perfect Gift”. The story is about Lori, a little Lorikeet, who wants to give her Grandma a strawberry as a gift. After, losing the strawberry, Lori and her friends set out on writing and illustrating a wonderful story about their adventure. The story book is presented to Lori’s Grandma, who claims it is the perfect gift. I hope you enjoy the story along with the Strawberry Cookies and Milk.

                                                    The Perfect Gift, Mary Newell DePalma, Hardcover

Strawberry Cake Cookies
(makes about 2 1/2 dozen)

1 (18.25 ounce) package strawberry cake mix
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 cup whipped cream
Additional slices of strawberry to top each cookie with a slice
Granulated sugar for sprinkling on top of each cookie

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease Cookie Sheets.


In a medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs and strawberries until well blended. Fold in the whipped cream until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Top each cookie with a slice of strawberry. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep Time 10 minutes           Cook Time: 15 minutes           Ready in 30 minutes

Don't Forget The Milk!

Happy Reading!

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