I bought Clifford the Big Red Dog cookie cutters on eBay last year. I was trying to decide if I was going to do a Clifford birthday party or the Sesame Street party (and Sesame Street won out for the second birthday bash.) I’m still on the fence if we’re going to do a Clifford party this summer, so I wanted to be sure I got some use out of the cookie cutters!
Enter Valentine’s Day. And why this post is so late. Daycare was closed Friday, and I had a feeling it would be closed (due to ice), so I didn’t even bother making these on Thursday. I did them Saturday, in preparation for drop-off on Monday.
I used the basic sugar cookie recipe from Real Simple magazine, and added a little red food coloring to make them pink.
I’m super pleased with how they turned out. The only thing I wasn’t anticipating was the oil from the cookies to leak through at all. The bags are somewhat small, but I fit a Clifford cookie and a dog bone cookie in each bag with no problem.
My son is only 2.5 years old, and he goes to an in-home daycare. Two of the children are under age 1, and there’s a girl who is 1.5. (There are also two school-aged kids who come after school.) I made up 10 packages for everyone, and the kids under 1 I’m not too concerned about – I figure their parents can have the cookies.
Did you make any fun Valentine’s crafts or treats this year? Did you have to do things a bit late like we did? Oh, and are you a fan of Clifford? I have to admit that I’m pretty fond of him.
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