Books Alive: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

We are so excited to kick off our Summer Reading series today! We have a bunch of fabulous bloggers lined up to visit throughout the summer. Each will be sharing a favorite children’s book along with a fun project that you can do with your kids to bring the book to life. First up we have our friend Kristyn from Lil’ Luna

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Summer Reading Project Idea for kids with @LilLuna via @PagingSupermom

We love summer time and we love BOOKS! That’s a good thing because we will definitely be reading tons these next few months.

I’ve actually been collecting children books for years before I was even married and was so glad I had quite the library before I started having kids. The books we’ve collected have been wonderful and have really helped my kids learn to love books and reading. One of the books the kiddos just adore is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. They like it because they know mommy can’t help but make some cookies after we read it. The kids love to join me in the kitchen to make these sweet treats, and it was no different this past weekend when we tried a new cookie recipe for Chewy Triple Chocolate Chips.

The kids LOOOOVED the cookies!! In fact, we actually brought them to my son’s End of T-Ball Season Party and came home with very few. The cookies only lasted a few minutes after we got home they were that soft and chewy. The recipe was adapted from Apple a Day and is one we’ll definitely be making again in the future.

Chewy Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe via @PagingSupermom

For a fun summer activity I suggest reading “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and trying this cookie recipe too. Make it even more fun by delivering some to friends or neighbors. Not sure about you but the kids LOVE to take cookies to friends. ;)

:: 3/4 cup butter, softened
:: 3/4 cup brown sugar
:: 1/4 cup sugar
:: 1 egg
:: 1 tsp vanilla
:: 1 tsp almond extract
:: 2 cups flour
:: 2 tsp cornstarch
:: 1 tsp baking soda
:: 1/2 tsp salt
:: 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
:: 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
:: 1/2 cup butterscotch chips

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350. In your mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract and beat until fluffy. In a separate bowl mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Add all chocolate chips and mix until well combined. Use cookie scoop to drop onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 6-9 minutes until golden brown. DELICIOUS!

Chewy Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe via @PagingSupermom

Mmmm, we love new and yummy cookie recipes!!

For more great cookie recipes be sure to check out:

Lil' Luna's delicious cookie recipes via @PagingSupermom

M&M Cookies :: White Chocolate & Butterscotch Chip Cookies :: Gooey Butter Cookies

For more great recipes and projects from me, be sure to head to my site, Lil’ Luna. ENJOY!

Kristyn from Lil' Luna

Kristyn is a mom of 4 (almost 5) who loves spending time with her family in Houston, TX. When she’s not busy spending time with them she loves to create. For all creations from her, be sure to check out Lil’ Luna for great and inexpensive recipes, gift ideas, printables and home decor ideas.

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