Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Booking Across the USA- Kansas Sunflower Cookies!

Hello and welcome to Kansas on this stop of the Booking Across the USA tour!
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit and learn a little bit more about our amazing state.
We were so lucky to be able to preview one book out of a fantastic set by Blue Apple Books.
This is the cutest book and I (of course) love the section on Kansas!
I have lived in Kansas for about 18 years and I still found some places that I want to take my family to visit by reading this page!

Every year our school learns about Kansas History and our kids always love it.  We always do fun projects and crafts along the way.  One great idea that I would like to share with you is Sunflower Cookies!  These turn out so cute and are such a fun and easy way to reinforce the Kansas State Flower.

You will need:
candy Corn
blueberries, brown M&M's, or chocolate chips (whichever you prefer)
sugar cookies 
white or yellow icing
something to spread icing with (at school we use popsicle sticks and at home my own kiddos spread icing with spoons)

1. Start with a round cookie.  I used a sugar cookie.

  2. Buy premade icing or make your own. Then either keep the icing white or add yellow food coloring to the icing.

3. Spread the icing onto the cookie.
4. Add candy corn around the edges and M&M's, chocolate chips, or blueberries in the center.
5. Enjoy your Kansas sunflower!!!

Make sure to click on the picture to head over and check out 49 other states that are participating in Booking Across the USA!

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  1. Yummy!! So fun, colorful, bright, and sunflowery! Wonderful!

  2. Fun snack idea. Think sunflowers are loved by kids in general, so this will be fun to have in the idea bank for use this fall when they are in good bloom here. We love sunflower seeds so much thinking they would make a fun center.

  3. Oh, this would make a great bake sale item! My grandpa was born in Kansas, and I need to learn more about this state.

  4. Oh, yummy fun and books go great together. This looks like a lot of fun and sunflowers are my favorites!

  5. Those cookies are adorable! Thanks so much for being a part of Booking Across the USA!