We love the If you give a mouse a cookie book in my house and were happy to stumble upon The Best Mouse Cookie not long ago. G loves this story, I think partly due to the cute story & pictures and partly because he loves chocolate chip cookies. (He randomly asks me, usually at very strange times, if I will make him cookies.) To go along with this adorable story, we often have cookies and milk, so here is a recipe and project to make that next story time even sweeter.
Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Stir together first three ingredients until blended. In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and egg until well blended. Gradually add in dry ingredients. Then stir in chips. Drop by spoonfuls on a nonstick or prepared baking sheet and bake until edges are lightly browned, roughly 9 minutes.
Felt Cookie Coasters
- tan felt (1 piece roughly 4 inches in diameter for each coaster)
- dark brown scraps (for “chocolate chips”)
- dark brown heavyweight felt (1 piece roughly 4 inches in diameter for the bottom of each coaster)
- tan embroidery floss
First cut out a circle shape from your tan felt and heavyweight felt. If you want a “bite mark” missing, remove that. Then cut some random circle-ish shapes out of the dark brown felt to resemble melted chips. Stitch* these to your tan circle cookie shape. Then, sew your light brown cookie piece to your heavyweight felt piece. Cookie coaster done! Put a mug of milk on that new coaster, grab a real cookie, curl up with your book, and enjoy!
*If you want a no-sew option, you could glue the chips on and also glue the two layers of felt together.