I was inspired by these Frosted Animal Cookie Treats on Mini Monets & Mommies, but I wanted something with a little less sugar. I thought graham crackers would be a good substitute. We had snowflake sprinkles left over from baking Christmas cookies and they were just what I needed to transform ordinary cookie balls into a snowy surprise. Perfect for an afternoon viewing of Frozen! Here's what you do:
Graham Crackers (12 full sheets, approximately 2 cups crushed)
3/4 cup Cream Cheese, softened (6 oz)
Snowflake shaped sprinkles
Crush graham crackers into fine crumbs. I suggest using a food processor because you want the crumbs to be very small, almost like sand.
In a large bowl, mix your graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese, and sprinkles. I didn't measure the sprinkles, I just added in a handful. You can put in as few or as many as you like, just be sure to save some for the end.
Mix until thoroughly combined into a dough consistency. You will probably need to use your hands! This is fun for kids to help with too.
Roll dough into approximately 1 inch round balls. Press down to flatten into a cookie shape. Decorate with your remaining sprinkles, pressing them gently into each cookie.
Place your cookies into the refrigerator to set (or if you're impatient like me, into the freezer for about 45 minutes.) They will not be hard, but will have an almost cookie dough like consistency. Store them in the refrigerator (if you don't eat them all in one sitting!).
That's it! My toddlers absolutely loved these - and I don't feel guilty when they ask for cookies and I can give them these. I don't even want to admit how many I ate myself. You can experiment with different flavors of graham crackers - mine were honey, but I think cinnamon or chocolate would be equally delicious.
Want more snow day fun? Check out my Indoor Sensory Play with Snow activity too!
Need snowflake sprinkles? Get them on Amazon. (affiliate link)
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