Hollywood Craft for Kids: Film Reel Cookies

What You Need:

  • Cookie dough
  • Flour
  • Rolling Pin
  • 5" round cookie cutter or glass
  • 1" round cookie cutter or clean bottle cap
  • Baking sheet
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Food coloring
  • Fruit leather
  • Scissors


What You Do:

  1. Preapre a batch of cockie dough from a store-bought package or your favorite recipe with your child. You can add an extra half cup of flour for sturdy cookies that hold their shape.
  2. Have your child roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick on a floured surface.
  3. Cut 5" circles out of the dough and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. On half of the cookies, cut 1" holes in a circle, keeping them about 1/2" away from the edges and each other.
  5. Bake the cookies according to the directions, and let cool completely.
  6. Have your child add 1 tablespoon of water to the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Gradually add more water and mix well, until the icing takes on the consistency of toothpaste.
  7. Add a few drops of food coloring to the icing.
  8. Spread a layer of icing on the cookies without holes, then place the cookies with holes on top to create a cookie sandwich.
  9. Show your child how to cut fruit leather into strips about 1/4" wide. Mkae one strip for each cookie.
  10. Spread a thin line of icing on one side of a fruit roll strip and press it on the edge of a cookie. Wrap it around the cookie until the "film" extends a few inches past the end of the reel.

These cookies will make you famous with anyone who tries them!

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