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If you want a simple cookie that a child can easily make…. try Cow Pies.
They are so infinitely variable they are a breeze to make.
Start with 2 cups chocolate chips and 1 tbsp. shortening.
Melt them in your microwave. Slowly.. don’t rush it. Takes me about 4 minutes to melt them down.
Tonight I added (these are very rough estimates).
1/2 cup craisins (cranberry raisins)
1/4 cup walnut bits
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 cup of rice krispies.
Mix it altogether until everything is coated with chocolate.
Drop by spoonfuls on a piece of parchment paper/wax paper
Let the chocolate set. You can leave them out if your kitchen is cool or stick them in your fridge or freezer to set quickly.
Then you enjoy them. 🙂 If putting in a container to store, layer with parchment paper in-between (I just tear up what I used to chill them on). If your house is warm they keep best in the fridge.
In the past I’ve done them with slivered almonds and raisins. The really small marshmallow bits with toffee pieces. Cooking gummies. What else… reese pieces, Cheerios, pretzel pieces. So play around, see what you have in your kitchen and go on from there. When I do them with kids (especially multiple kids) I have a variety of toppings and they each get about 1/2 cup of melted chocolate to play with. Put their name on the parchment paper and let them go to it.