December 2008


Made by the Hand of a Child



Materials: homemade cookies, zip bags, plastic gloves
Directions: Ask each child to bring in a batch of homemade cookies. They will need to bring in as many cookies as there are children in your classroom. (Encourage the parents to make these with their child.) Children wash hands, put on a plastic glove, then walk around and put one of each cookie in their zip bag.
Adaptations: Have parents write down the recipe for their cookie. Run off a copy and put together to make a cookie recipe book for each family.


Materials: 1 box instant nonfat dry milk (25 oz.), 2 jars powdered non-dairy creamer (16 oz.), 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1 carton presweetened cocoa mix like Nestlé’s (16 oz), 1 jar chocolate malted milk powder (13 oz), decorative jars or tins, ribbon
Directions: Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl with a wire whisk. Fill jars or tins with the mixture and attach these directions with a decorative ribbon: Mix 3 tablespoons of the mixture with 1 cup of boiling water. If desired, sprinkle with miniature marshmallows.


Materials: ½ cup instant tea, 2 cups Tang drink mix, 2 cups sugar, 1 package lemonade mix (14 oz.), 1 tsp. ground cloves, 2 tsp. cinnamon, decorative jars or tins, ribbon
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Fill jars or tins with the mixture. Tie these directions on with a decorative ribbon: Mix 2 heaping teaspoons of mixture with 1 cup of hot water.


Materials: 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. baking soda, 1 cup packed brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, 1 quart wide-mouth canning jar
Directions: Layer the above ingredients in the jar. Attach these directions: Thoroughly mix the ingredients in the jar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, cream 1 cup margarine until fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix in the cookie mix. Drop spoonfuls of the dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool and eat!

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