1/13/2012

Love in Hand Cookies for MLK Day

Monday we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I wanted to send a snack to my daughter's class to celebrate his legacy and finally came up with these cookies...I used the cookie cutter that I found here, I made up four pages of quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that you can download here.
We will be spending Monday finding some ways to do service in our community and spread Dr. King's message of love, tolerance, and the ripple effect of doing good.To make cookies, I used two packages of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix and combined with butter and egg as directed on the package. I divided the dough into fourths and tinted it with various colors. (Wouldn't it be great if you had time to do rainbow?!)
Cut out cookies, then carefully remove the heart center and swap it with another color. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely.Do you have any ideas for ways to honor Dr. King and spread his message throughout your community? I'd love to hear them!

8 comments:

Keeley McGuire said...

These are FANTASTIC! I might have to try to make some for my Little Miss. *Pinning* these.

Kristi said...

I also pinned this! So cute!

Just call me "B" said...

Mandy! These are just adorable!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! If I could only bottle this type of creativity, I would be RICH!!!!! And I'd have a lot of friends!!! You are so talented to have come up w/ this. The children these are presented to should get the message of a whole new way of thinking. Good for you! Thanks so much for sharing!!

TheAngelForever said...

Love these for MLK celebration. Just pinned them into my MLK Day board.

Deb said...

That's really awesome you did something so creative and for MLK. Now I'm having a sugar attack! Thanks!!! :)

Mary said...

Mandy, this was such a great idea. We spent the morning at the food bank and went window shopping in the afternoon. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

A Full Classroom said...

Thank you for sharing the idea and the patterns- very clever! I teach 5th grade and I plan to use both the cookies and your quotes for a MLK lesson. You just saved me a great deal of time. I will certainly give a "shout out" to YOU on my classroom blog.