Tootsie rolls. Yes, great little treat, not such an easy sell at my house. So they've been accumulating in the bottom of the candy dish. Because not only did we get them for Halloween but it seems EVERY parade you go to that is the candy of choice to toss. So we have more than the average share of tootsie rolls. What to do with them?
Turn them into a Kid Kitchen cookie of course! I ran across the recipe for Tootsie Roll cookies quite awhile back and Noah has been begging to make them. In hopes of eliminating some of them today I caved and we made them as part of Kid Kitchen today.
HUGE success. They loved them! Not only making them (Noah especially) but I have it on the record that they are one of Noah's favorite cookies now. Chalk one up for the Mama.
And in keeping with our recent run of letting them help me make dinner for the night, too, we put together beans and weenies (Grandma and Aunt Sarah, they said they'd save you some). I even (deep breath) let Noah cut up all the hot dogs. Without any interference. I'm growing ;-)
Noah's first job was to go through the candy and find the tootsie rolls
Then they had to unwrap them all
Noah rolled all the cookies into balls
Kayla's job was to put the tootsie roll in the center of the cookie
Noah was really proud of his rolling job
Noah's mad knife skills
Adding everything together
Giving it a good stir
These baked up beautifully
Noah's first taste