Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Hot Glue of the Food World

The hot glue of the food world?
Oh yes. Just like hot glue, it's a fix all.
And thy name be....
Chocolate Frosting.

I was telling Cassidy all about how I made Kyle and Reed's cookies for their Thanksgiving feast and I said, "Yeah, and I just hot glued them together."
But with chocolate frosting's magical stickiness, it's easy to see how I could make the mistake.

I found these cookies on Pintrest and they were a huge hit with both the kids and the moms (my two target demographics).

The most time consuming thing about these "acorn" cookies was unwrapping the Hershey's Kisses.

Take a mini Nutter Butter, chocolate frosting a mini chocolate chip on top, a Hershey's Kiss on the bottom and you're done.

The kids went crazy over the turkey cookies. 
I saw some cuter ones online, but these were the simplest.
And you know my motto passed down from my mom: "make it easy on yourself."
The "recipe" called for the body to be made of a chocolate covered cherry, but I thought these toasted coconut marshmallows would be cuter. (And I was right.)

Why all the turkeys with a half tail?
Well, letting 3 year olds help carry in the groceries resulted in a package full of broken cookies.

This one is just as easy as the acorns: a package of Fudge Stripes, toasted coconut marshmallows, and candy corns.  Glue together with chocolate frosting.

Kyle and Reed went on and on about what a "good cooker" I am.
Maybe I should start telling them how beautiful and thin I am too!


Friedt Family said...

Martha Stewart eat your heart out:-)

Anonymous said...

You are my kind of woman. The cookies are amazing and the kids couldn't quit talking about them. Thanks for the pictures. MR

GS said...

Job well done - You wear me out just thinking about trying to put that together with all the little hands involved!!

Anonymous said...

Cute cookies-- and Jan's next blogsite--a foodie blogger! I know the kids enjoyed them and you did impress the moms too!
See you next week.