Dr. Seuss is being celebrated by kids all over the country right now in school in honor of his birthday March 2nd! Why not celebrate at home too?! Dr.Seuss is my all time favorite author. Yep thats right, love him. Dr. Seuss books are by far my favorite to read to my children. When I used to teach children’s storybook cooking classes I found several of my recipes inspired from his stories. Reading Dr. Seuss out loud to a group of young kids, being totally silly with all the funny rhymes and nonsense, then bringing part of the book to life by cooking together is amazing!! Cooking is such a wonderful time for kids to explore their imagination and when you make it totally silly with Dr.Seuss its just that much more fun! If you own my cookbook then you are totally awesome and you already have this recipe, it is one that I have made dozens of times! The recipe is for Pink Snowball Cookies inspired by The Cat In The Hat Comes Back. It really is a hands on messy recipe for kids and sooooo good! Celebrate this weekend with your family and cook up a treat! With all the fabulous books out there that Seuss has to offer, let another book inspire you as well! There is always the obvious green eggs and ham, but you could also make noodle eating poodle noodles from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish or make a simple snack and have a snack with brown and black from Hop on Pop or make pancakes with fresh grapes on top, call them ape cakes from Oh Say Can You Say? make a strawberry cake with white icing like the one you see in The Cat In The Hat. Really, I could go on and on but you get the idea! Have fun, be silly, cook!
Pink Snowball No Bake Cookies
Makes about 24 cookies
1 package (13 ounces) vanilla crème cookies
1 8 ounce package cream cheese
2 12 ounce bags of pink candy melts or pink chocolate wafers (you can find these at any craft store with cake decorating supplies)
Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set to the side. In a double boiler (medium saucepan with a few inches of water in the bottom and a heat proof bowl on top) over medium-high heat, melt the 2 bags of pink candies. In a food processor place all of the cookies and pulse until they are finely crushed. Then add the cream cheese and continue to pulse until it all comes together into a cookie dough consistency. Scoop about 1 table spoon size into your hands and roll into a ball. Place the balls onto your prepared cookie sheet and let them set in the freezer for a few minutes. Take them from the freezer and dip them into the melted candies turning them with a fork to coat. Then place them back onto the lined cookie sheet and back into the freezer to set and harden (about 10 minutes). These cookies are best when served cold, so I like to keep them in the freezer. They are after all Snowball Cookies!