Story Time

Cookies and Milk
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Pre-school
The doorbell rang by:Pat Hutchins.
Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.
Fortune cookie fortunes by:Grace Lin.
After a young Chinese American girl opens fortune cookies with her family, she notices that the fortunes seem to come true. Includes brief notes on the history of the fortune cookie.
If you give a mouse a cookie by:Laura Joffe Numeroff
Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day.
Gingerbread baby by:Jan Brett
A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man.
Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? by:Bonnie Lass
A skunk tries to find out which of his animal friends stole the cookies.
Mmm, cookies! by: Robert Munsch
After Christopher plays a trick on his mom and dad by serving them cookies made of clay, they engage his teacher in a way to get back at him.
Have milk and cookies to end the program.

If you have an environment that allows cooking, Snickerdoodles are fun to make with children.

1 cup butter or shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoons baking soda
cinnamon and sugar mixed to taste

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together butter and sugar until smooth, then add eggs, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Stir in flour until well mixed. Roll into balls about 1" in diameter and roll in cinnamon and sugar to coat. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 8-10 minutes. Cookies are done when they are just barely browning.