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If you’re looking for something great to make up for Dr. Seuss’s birthday, you will love this recipe for green eggs cookies. Use this recipe, plus some food dye to make the green ham, and you can have a fun little meal of green eggs and ham, just like the book.
You can even read the book aloud, or other favorite Dr. Seuss books while you’re eating this special treat. Did you know that March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday?
There has even been a weeklong holiday created called Read Across America that is intended to help celebrate reading and also bring reading motivation and awareness to all children. Many schools celebrate with costumes (often Seuss-themed) and other special activities planned on the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
What makes this man so special?
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His book have been read by millions and some have even been turned into movies. Most of us can remember growing up with The Cat in the Hat, or Green Eggs and Ham as children and they still make us feel good to read today.
For a child who struggles with reading, finding a way to enjoy it is one of the most important steps to being able to grow as a reader. Dr. Seuss books do that for people, young and old. They get you excited about reading because the books are so fun. They’re also written in a lyrical way that makes it easier to learn to read them, too.
So if you’re celebrating this great author or Read Across America day today, check out this awesome recipe and cook up some green egg cookies.
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C granulated sugar
Cookie Cutter: Circle
Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
Add eggs. Continue to mix.
Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed).
Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
Combine all ingredients except the colors into a standing mixing bowl.
Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form
Split into 2 bowls
Leave one bowl white and add the green gel coloring to the second bowl
Scoop some of the icings into the 2 disposable bags
The remaining icing in the bowls, add in 1 tsp of water to thin it out.
Pour the icing into the squeeze bottles
Take the cookie and white icing in the bag and pipe out the egg shape on the cookie
Fill in with the thin white icing
Let sit for 3 hours
In the center of the cookie, pipe a small circle with the green icing
Fill in the circle with the thin green icing
Let dry for an hour
Take the black edible marker and make the lines around the egg and around the green dot.