Friday, December 16, 2011
For a special treat, I made reindeer cookies for the kids. I melted chocolate chips in the microwave following the directions on the bag. Then, I spread the melted chocolate over the top of Nutter Butter cookies and added pretzel twists for antlers, candy eyes (I have used icing or mini marshmallows cut in half and dotted with chocolate or black icing to make eyes in the past), and a red m&m candy for the nose.
To go along with this treat, we read Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh. This is a cute story about a little dog named Olive who thinks she is a reindeer when she mishears the lyrics to the song, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Instead of hearing "all of the other reindeer," she hears "Olive the other reindeer". It's a fun book!