Works For Me Wednesday- Sassy Cookies

  I typically do not do WFMW which include a) recipes, b) product reviews or c) advice to cook with your children. This is because I would rather gouge my eyes out than bake with my children. Does that make me a bad mom? My mom loves to bake with my children, which works out nicely for them, but for me….did I mention the eye gouging?

But recently I was asked to check out a new website by the people over at Kelloggs which encourages healthy snacks and quality time with your children. I have to confess, snack time around here often consists of throwing a granola bar at the kids while I check my email. Today, however, I was mommy extraordinare. I baked, and while the cookies were baking I snuggled and told stories and wait, did I mentioned I baked…with my children?

The new Snacktivate website has lots of great snack recipes that are designed to be healthier alternatives for your kids and provide bonding opportunites at the same time. So today, Lily and I set out to make these Sassy Sunpops. Here is the recipe. I have decided since they contain flaxseed and raw almonds, they are completely healthy and can be eaten by the fistful. Or stickful, I guess.

Now, since I secretely long to be Martha Stewart, I took it to the next level and served it at book club tonight with a twist. I fillled a flower pot with coffee beans and stuck each stick in there to resemble a flower pot. Instant centerpiece. This picture isn’t so great, but I think you get the picture.

Seriously, can you tell how cute that is? And my eyes? They are still intact!! Despite the fact that Hannah emptied half a box of Frosted Mini-Wheats on my couch a few hours before book club. You know how the bottom of a box of Frosted Mini Wheat is pretty much just the mini? Um yeah, that was delightful. Anyway, these were a big hit at book club. And everyone agreed they looked very healthy. And Martha-y. Which bodes very well for me. So head over and check out Snacktivate and impress your friends and maybe even your children. Not bad for one afternoon. Maybe I can still get that “Mom of the Year” award after all.

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  1. I’m so bookmarking that site. And if not wanting to bake with your kids makes you a bad mom, then what does not wanting to bake with OR share my makeup with my kids make me?! I get all ” Ooh don’t touch that!” and “don’t put that there!” and “that doesn’t go in your mouth!”. Not fun… for anyone!

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  2. cute cookies! thanks for the site!

  3. So much fun! I love baking, but mostly because I love eating the yummy results, but I totally hear you on the baking with kids.

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  4. I’m right there with you about the baking with kids and eye gouging! However, your pretty cookies have inspired me!

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  5. Cool! Thanks for the tip. I too, harbor Martha Stewart wanna-be-itis when it comes to impressive displays of baking. I’m thinking this will be perfect for my Bible study group!

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  6. Kinda turned me off with the healthy talk, but they look great! creative idea for the center piece. :)

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  7. I love your centerpiece idea! I, too, am a Martha Stewart wannabe …

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  8. Oh that is a cute centerpiece. Thanks for sharing that site – it’s new to me!

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  9. Not only do the cookies look delicious, but the centerpiece idea is very creative!

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  10. Rachel says:

    These are so cute! Sorry about your couch!

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  11. Such a great site, thank you for sharing it. I’m a Martha Stewart wannabe, but seriously who has that much time?

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  12. oh my word, how cute! thanks for sharing edible centerpieces with me-the best kind!!

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  13. I heard about Snacktivate before and have purposely avoided going there. All those cute ideas will surely be a huge time suck for me.

    Speaking of Frosted Mini Wheats, have you tried the new Blueberry ones? It is my new favorite cereal. As a side bonus the light blue frosted mini bits at the bottom of the bag blend into my kitchen floor a little better.

  14. Pepper says:

    Those are so cute. I love the idea of putting the cookies on sticks. I’m going to bookmark the site also.

    Peppers last blog post..WFMW: Sticky Little Flies

  15. Aren’t those cute! my would never turn out that cute!! Good job!

  16. Jackie @agsoccermom says:

    Bookmarked the site and love, love your cookies. I see a great teacher gifts in our future.

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  17. How fun! I also don’t like to bake/cook with the kids… glad I’m not alone. I’m a great baker and a good cook. But I’m systematic. Having 8 little eager hands in the kitchen with me is asking for mayhem.

    However, they usually don’t complain too much when I put a plate of some fabulous kid friendly food in of them!

    Thanks for sharing this site!

    Cookie crumbs in the couch suck! They NEVER come out… its like sand. Bleh.


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  18. what a great idea! i’m with you, i have such little patience when it comes to cooking or baking with my kids. i’d rather just do it myself quickly. :) by the way, your blog looks awesome!

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  19. Jill, those cookie flowers look delicious! Thanks for the snactivate tip, too, heading over there now.

    BTW, love your new blog design too!

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  20. Jen@BigBinder says:

    These were so good! They were definitely cuter than the picture gives them credit for. And delicious. I think I ate about 4, so I should be REALLY healthy now.

  21. Valentina says:

    This is my first time to your blog. Good tip.

    I love to bake and it pains me to bake with my daughter. I really want to share that time with her but my “OCD” takes all the fun out of it!

    I love Brookes comment “Kinda turned me off with the healthy talk”. I cracked up. I guess because I might have been thinking the same thing.


  22. I was feeling all healthy one day and bought flaxseeds. I didn’t have a single clue what to do with them though, so now I have a recipe for them. :) Thanks for the great link.

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  23. Those are so cute! What a great idea, and I’m glad you had a positive experience with the kids! :)

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  24. What an inventive idea. I bet it smelled great with all those coffee beans.

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  25. Cute cookies. Bookmarked the website. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Looks great! Cookies are always a production with kids, even for me (who loves to bake) Healthy baking is a big plus too! Have a nice week.

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  27. Ms.Tee says:

    So cute! I found you thru WFMW. Love the Martha-y cookies. :)

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