Play With Your Food – Mentor Kids’ Cooking Camp

"Cheeseburger" Cookies

“Cheeseburger” Cookies

Today it was all about having fun and being silly. The kids made radish mice, cheeseburger cookies, marshmallow bunnies and more. Here are the pictures and recipes/directions for what they made. 


Cheeseburger Cookies

1 package vanilla wafer cookies

1 package Keebler Fudge N Caramel or Grasshopper cookies

2 c. powdered sugar

1- 2 T. milk

few drops of yellow and red food coloring

1 c. coconut

several drops of green food coloring

1/4 c. powder sugar

1 T. milk

sesame seeds


Combine 2 cups of powder sugar with the milk and red and yellow food coloring. This should be the color of cheese. Place the coconut in a small bag and add a few drops of green food coloring. Close the bag and shake well to evenly color. This will be the ‘lettuce’.

To assemble cookies use 2 vanilla wafers (the bun) and one Keebler cookie (the burger). The orange frosting works as the cheese and glue. The coconut is the lettuce. Place a vanilla wafer flat side up on work surface. Place a little dab of “cheese” on the cookie and then a  Keebler cookie. Sprinkle a little coconut on the burger, then some more cheese and the top bun, flat side down. Combine the remaining powder sugar and milk. You should have a thin glaze. Brush this lightly on the top of the finished “burgers” and sprinkle with a few sesame seeds. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


Radish "Mice"

Radish “Mice”


Radish Mice




Choose radishes with the longest root pieces to be your mice. The roots will be the tails. Set them aside cut thin slices from the extra radishes. These will be the ears. You will need 2 per mouse. In the mouse radishes cut a small slice off one side so the “mouse” will lie on its side. Cut a slit in the top of the radish near the non-root side. Slip in the thin slices to form the ears. Add cloves for eyes and nose. Use these to decorate salad plates and party trays but don’t give them to little children because they could choke on small pieces.

Marshmallow Bunnies


Large and small marshmallows


Frosting or gumdrops


Skewer small marshmallows on toothpicks to form the ears, leaving enough space to stick them into the large marshmallow to be the head. You can also add another marshmallow on its side for the body. Use cut up gumdrops or frosting for eyes and nose. Broken pieces of toothpicks can be used for whiskers. The bunnies can be used to decorate cakes and Easter baskets but don’t let small children have them as they could choke on the toothpicks. 

Goodie Carrots


2 14-inch squares orange cellophane

green curling ribbon

small dry cereal like Rice Crispies, Fruity Pebbles or small candies


Cut each piece of cellophane on the diagonal, making triangles. Put your finger on the middle of the cut side along the edge and roll the cellophane into a cone, keeping that middle point as the tip of the cone. Tape the inside and outside shut to secure cone. Fill 2/3 full with cereal or candy and twist shut. Tie closed with curling ribbon and curl. Makes 4 “carrots”.


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