I recently saw this video on how to make bear-shaped cookie pops! It's a fun, kid-friendly cooking project from the Betty Crocker's Kids Cook cookbook. IMHO, it's a great activity to do with kids in combination with reading Blackberry Banquet. Mmm...imagine your warm, cozy kitchen, the smell of cookies sweetening the air, as you and your child read Blackberry Banquet together. There just isn't a better winter indoor treat than a good book with a yummy snack.
And if you do this during berry season, you could even use fresh berries as part of the decorations--a berry bow tie, a littel berry juice drizzled on the mouth, a berry nose, whatever. Get cookie! I mean, get kooky!
Happy reading and eating!