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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk (24)

Ruthie And The Hippo's Fat Behind
Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind
Written by:  Margot Finke
Illustrated by:  K.C. Snider

     This story is a humorous rhyming picture book.  Rutie had to move from her old home and left her best friend behind.  She is not happy!  Ruthie's mood changed overnight.  The moods grew big and ugly, like a Hippo's fat behind!

     She must now fit into a new school and make new friends, and she isn't happy about having to do so.  Ruthie is becoming rude and acting out.  To find out what changed everything for Ruthie, you will have to read this story.  Author, Margot Finke has a gift for rhyme and K.C. Snider's illustrations are wonderful!

Hippo Butt Cookies
(Easy Fun Shaped Cookies)


1 heart shaped cookie cutter
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 can vanilla frosting
Purple food coloroing.  (if you do not have that mix 4 parts pink with 1 part blue to get the purple).
1 tube of black or brown decorating gel for outlining and tail.


     Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs one at a time and then add vanilla.  Gradually add flour mixture until well blended.  Cover and keep in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
     Preheat oven to 350F degrees.  Roll dough out onto a lightly floured survace.  Cut out into heart shapes, then cut off bottom point 1/4 way up from tip, straight across.  You will now have a straight edge for the "top of the butt" and two humps at the bottom for the "butt".  Place shapes onto greased cookie sheets.  Bake 6-8 minutes or until very lightly browned.  Remove from cookie sheets and cool. 


     Mix the frosting with the food coloring and spread on top of each cookie in a thin icing.  Next outline the outside edge with the brown or black writing tube and squiggle on a tail in the center.

Don't Forget The Milk!


Anonymous said...

This book looks like a riot! The cookies do, too! Karen Gantliodis

Maeve Frazier said...

Karen - A friend of mine had a story time for her nieces and nephews and made the cookies! She said the kids got the biggest kick out of both!