Sunday, October 25, 2009

we love bugs

This month we are doing a unit study on bugs--the girls are totally into it. This past week we made "bug eyes" out of egg cartons and pipe cleaners. We also made bug cookies. They don't look anything like they did in the book I got the idea from, but then I doubt that kids got to make those. My girls thoroughly enjoyed creating (and eating) their bugs. Recipe follows. *not gluten/sugar free

They are pretending to eat other insects with their sticky tongues.

Caterpillars and various bugs.

Best Bug Cookies

.5 cup butter
1.75 cup all-purpose flour
.5 cup sugar
.5 cup brown sugar
.25 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
.5 tsp baking soda
.25 tsp salt
1 Tbls cocoa powder

Melt butter. Add half of flour, the sugar, brown sugar, sour cream, egg, vanilla baking soda and salt. Beat well. Beat in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Stir cocoa powder into half of the dough to make it brown. Form bugs as desired keeping them 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Decorate with nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, cereal--whatever you have on hand. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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