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Friday, November 25, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk (46)

Making a Friend

Making a Friend jacket cover

Written by:  Alison McGhee
Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

     This is such a heartwarming story, wonderfully told with beautiful illustrations.  A little boy builds a snowman after the first snowstorm of the season.  He dresses his new creation in his favorite hat, and grows to love the snowman.  But, as we all know, snow doesn't last forever.  The weather warms and soon, the snowman is gone.  But, where does the snowman go? 

     The boy learns that the snowman will always be with him, in spring, summer, fall and when winter returns.  He realizes that the snowman will always be in his heart.  Just like the ones that we have loved and now have past or are far away.  We are reminded that, "What you love will always be with you." 

     I hope you will enjoy this story as much as I did. 


Melted Snowman Cookies


1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

10 large marshmallows
Betty Crocker Cookie Icing (white and orange)
Decorating Icing Tubes in Black, Red, Green, Blue and Pink


     Mix cookie mix according to directions, or prepare your favorite cut out sugar cookie recipe, then just grab a golf ball sized chunk and squish it down until it's about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Do not worry about the shape or how lumpy it is, the more misshapen the better! Bake according to recipe directions.

     Once the cookies are cool, load them up with the cookie icing and spread it around with the back of a spoon, let some dribble over the edge for a "puddle" look.

     Spray a microwave safe plate with cooking spray, and place marshmallows on the plate. Set the microwave for 30 seconds, but watch the marshmallows as they cook. Stop the microwave as soon as the marshmallows start to get puffy, do not let them double in size.

  Spray your fingers with cooking spray or grease them up with shortening, and carefully pull the marshmallows off, by the base, and set them on top of the frosted cookies.

     Then just decorate as you'd like with the frosting, or your own homemade frosting! 

Don't Forget The Milk!


Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Sounds like a lovely book. And what a cute recipe!

Tracy Jo said...

I had to stop by for some cookies! The book sounds wonderful and cookies are so cute. Thanks!

Abby Fowers said...

What a cute story - and the cookie choice is perfect! I saw those cookies on Pinterest and I am DYING t make them! :) Thanks for sharing today.

Rosalind Adam said...

Sounds like a lovely book and the cookies look such fun!

Patricia T. said...

A great winter story. But, I really loved you idea of linking it to melted snowmen cookies. Very clever.

E. Arroyo said...

Sounds like a great story. The cookie looks so cute. Thanks.

anthony stemke said...

Sounds like a great childrens story with a wonderful message. My BW, the Education Tipster has written childrens books too.

The cookies are raised to surreal status with the marshmallows. Absolutely terrific.

Thank You.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Reminds me of the time honoured Snowman story. Very apt for this time of year. The recipe sounds superlicious!

Lynda R Young said...

I love the cover illustration.
And I had a giggle at that awesome looking cookie.

Susan Barclay said...

Those cookies look delicious and fun. I'm going to have to try them this Christmas! Thanks!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

It looks like a great story. We hope to make some snowmen this year. And, those cookies — yummy looking as usual.