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This Dr Seuss preschool snack idea is so much fun! These Put Me in the Zoo inspired cookies are as yummy as they are cute!
Next time you’re looking for something fun to do with your preschoolers, why don’t you head to the kitchen?
Mix up a batch of cookies. While they cook, read Put Me in the Zoo to your preschoolers. Then, let them help you decorate (and eat) these Put Me in the Zoo cookies!
Dr Seuss Preschool Fun: Put Me in the Zoo Cookies
Many Dr. Seuss books make my “favorites” list. They’re classics, and they capture kids’ attention with their bright illustrations and nonsense rhymes.
In Put Me in the Zoo, Spot believes he deserves to be in the zoo with the other amazing animals. Spot shows two young friends all the exciting things he can do with his spots. From changing their color and juggling them to moving them onto everything around him, you won’t believe what Spot can do.
After a read-through, your kids will love making these spotted cookies!
What You’ll Need
• 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
• 2/3 c. granulated sugar
• 1 tsp. almond extract
• 1 large egg
• 1 2/3 c. all purpose flour
• 2 cans vanilla frosting
• red, green, and blue food coloring
• 3 decorating bags
What You’ll Do
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, coat the baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Use a mixer to beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in the almond extract and egg. Then, mix in the flour.
Knead the dough in your hands. If the dough is sticky, mix in a couple of tablespoons of flour.
Cover your work surface with a sheet of parchment paper. Coat your rolling pin with flour, and roll out your cookie dough until it’s about 1/8″ thick.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut out as many cookies as you can. I got about 12. Place them on your lined (or coated) baking sheet.
Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, and let them cool completely.
Mix 1 container of frosting with yellow food coloring. Frost each of the cooled cookies.
Divide the second container of frosting into three bowls. Color them red, blue, and green.
Fill three piping bags (or sandwich bags with the corner snipped off). Add polka dots to each of the cookies.
Enjoy your tasty Seuss-inspired preschool book snack!
- 1/2 Cup salted butter, softened
- 2/3 Cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cans Vanilla frosting
- Red, green and blue food coloring
- 3 Decorating bags
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
2. Use a hand or stand mixer to beat your butter and sugar together until creamy.
3. Mix in your almond extract and egg.
4. Now mix in your flour.
5. Knead the dough in your hands, add a couple tablespoons of flour if the dough is too sticky.
6. Lay down another piece of parchment paper, flour a rolling pin and roll your dough out to about 1/8” thick.
7. Use a scalloped circle cookie cutter to cut out about 12 circles and place onto the lined baking pan.
8. Bake your cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and let cool.
9. Mix 1 container of frosting with yellow food coloring and frost each cookie.
10. Divide the next container or frosting into 3 bowl and color each one a different color: red, blue and green.
11. Fill 3 decorating bags or sandwich bags with the frosting, cut a small tip off the end and add dots to the yellow cookies.
Enhance Your Activity Time
No preschool year is complete without a focus on Dr. Seuss! These Dr Seuss activities will help bring his best stories to life for your little ones.
Add these Lorax inspired crafts to your Dr Seuss activities! Your preschoolers are sure to love each one. They’ll be begging to do just one more!
You and your preschoolers can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2 with this amazing collection of Cat in the Hat crafts and recipes!