It’s been a busy blog tour for Lion and Elephant! And, of course, for Susanna Leonard Hill!
Because it was originally my plan to announce the winners of Lion and Elephant books on this date – and then I gave them each their own day of glory – I’ll congratulate the winners today anyway: Happy Congrats to Teri for winning a copy of When Your Lion Needs a Bath and to Debra for winning a copy of When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles! Yay!
Actually, everyone wins because of the fun extras Susanna has been sharing with us. To linger in the excitement of the release of When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, here’s something yummy sent by Susanna …
… an elephant recipe 😊
Elephant Sugar Cookies
You will need:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsps baking powder
2 3/4 cups flour
An elephant-shaped cookie cutter
Raisins or chocolate chips (for the eye)
Sprinkles, small candies, colored sugar, a little icing, etc. for decoration
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients then add slowly to butter mixture until all incorporated.
Roll out on lightly floured board to desired thickness (probably about 1/4 inch or so)
Cut out elephant shapes with cookie cutter.
Press a raisin or a chocolate chip in place for the eye.
If decorating with colored sugar or sprinkles, sprinkle on top and press lightly with the bottom of a glass before baking.
If decorating with small candies, press lightly into elephant before baking.
Bake at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes until light in color with light browning on the edges.
If using icing, add after baking.
If you missed earlier news and fun you can check all of my July posts for fun events, including reviews, interviews and giveaways.
So ends my participation in When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles blog tour. Huge thanks to everyone for adding to the fun through your visits and comments. Especially, many thanks to you, Susanna, and to Little Simon and Daniel Wiseman. 🙂
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂