Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I took two sugar cookies right out of the oven and added chocolate chip details (eyes and mouth on one cookie, buttons on the other cookie). The chocolate chips melt, but stay in position nicely to look like snowman details. I added an orange icing nose, a fruit leather scarf, pretzel stick arms (attached with a tiny bit of white icing), and a plain sugar cookie for the bottom.
These are delicious served with white hot chocolate (melted snowmen?). The white hot chocolate recipe (actually called Snow Flake Cocoa) can be found at allrecipes.
One of our favorite snowman books is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. This is a beautiful, wordless book about a little boy who makes a snowman (all by himself, no less) and at night the snowman comes to life. The boy shows the snowman all of the wonders of human life (television, a lamp, ice cubes, etc.) and then the snowman takes the boy on a magical, wintry adventure. The boy is returned to his bed before his parents wake up, but the next morning he runs outside to find only his new friend's melted remains and a few lumps of coal.
What is your favorite snowman book?