Homemade Mint Circus Animal Cookies with rainbow sprinkles! These quick and easy treats are great for the little chefs in your home. Perfect for mint lovers, perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
I was reminded recently - at Valentine's Day, to be exact - that when it comes to holiday cuteness, I'm definitely not the mom I used to be. Sure, I still make a point of celebrating with the kids.....and I do my best to make it feel special.....but at this point, my best just isn't what it was. I guess that's the way things go.....
For example, when Ellia was in kindergarten, her valentines were hand-cut flowers with blow pops in the center.....and we were having "friendship" parties with heart shaped cookies and valentine arts & crafts. I used to make a point of all the girls having matching holiday outfits....and I even took pictures of them all together (gasp!) Alas, times have changed.
These days, I feel like I'm winning if I have a couple decorations out and at least one special mention of the holiday. And if I have time for extras....like holiday-themed treats?? Well, then I'm REALLY winning.
Homemade Mint Circus Animal Cookies
Which is exactly why I decided to make these Rainbow Mint Circus Animal Cookies. Because who doesn't want to feel like they're winning at holidays?? Especially when you can do it in a way that's fun....and simple....and oh so delicious. I may not be as cute a mom as I used to be. But I feel like these cookies are cute enough to make up for it. Don't you?
Rainbow Mint Circus Animal Cookies
- 2 c. animal crackers
- 12 oz. Vanilla Candiquik OR 1 bag white chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp. shortening
- 4 drops green food coloring
- 1/4 tsp. mint extract
- rainbow sprinkles
- Melt Candiquik OR white chocolate chip/shortening mixture over low heat, stirring regularly, until smooth.
- Stir in green food coloring and mint extract.
- Using a fork, dip animal crackers into melted, flavored white chocolate.
- Tap to remove excess; place on wax paper.
- Add rainbow sprinkles and let stand to harden.
If you are a mint lover then you need to try these Thin Mint Barks. Simply amazing!
Want to try your hand at making Animal Cookies? Try this recipe from Genius Kitchen